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Infinity Drake: The Sons of Scarlatti

(Infinity Drake #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Humour and high adventure combine in the biggest action debut in years - even if its characters are very small.
Infinity Drake - aka Finn (at least his mum stopped him being christened e=mc2) - is looking forward to a week away with his mad scientist uncle when they are summoned to a crisis meeting. A lethal bio-weapon has been released by a pitiless
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published February 27th 2014 by HarperCollins Children's Books (first published 2014)
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Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, adventure
Another children's book that I couldn't put down!

Infinity Drake aka Finn has been left in the care of his Uncle Al whilst his gran goes off on a knitting cruise around Norway. The plan is to secretly bunk off school and have a few days abroad. Unfortunately there is a secret part of Al's life that Finn is about to get caught up in...

Turns out that Al works for a secret government agency and one of his inventions is needed in the face of a deadly genetically modified wasp which has been released
Marta Álvarez
Un middle-grade bastante entretenido, con mucha acción... Aunque los personajes no soy gran cosa.
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Este libro es uno de los libros más divertidos que he leído en todo el año (por no decir el más divertido). Completamente recomendado si buscar reír un rato y encontrar una historia asombrosa.
Taran Baker
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a long time since I've read something like this, with a sci-fi element and a crazy uncle who starts the whole thing off. Infinity or Finn, as he is known in the book, is an orphan. He lives with his over bearing Grandmother (who just cares a little too much) and he is taught to live his life by his crazy uncle.... the same crazy uncle that gets him into some major trouble and loses his nephew when he is only an inch tall.

This book surprised me in a good way, Infinity Drake is a little
Richard P
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Thrilling all the way through. Finn is a great hero, even at 9mm tall!
Stefanie Hasse
„Bildschirme erwachten zu Leben. Und nach und nach tauchten die bekanntesten Gesichter der Welt vor ihnen auf.“

„Und dann…verwackelt, aber deutlich zu erkennen, stand da plötzlich mitten auf der Lebenslinie von Als Hand eine ziemlich verwirrte, leise meckernde, 4,5 Millimeter große Ziege.“

Nach dem Tod seiner Eltern lebt Infinity – kurz Finn genannt – seit einigen Jahren bei seiner Oma. Nun soll sein Onkel Alan eine Woche auf den Dreizehnjährigen aufpassen, weil Oma einen
Liliana Méndez
No soy fanatica de los insectos y creo que fue pura suerte que no me diera un ataque de pánico por imaginar una araña que tenga el doble o triple de mi tamaño.
¿quien diria que un "bicho" daría tantos problemas? Una historia interesante con personajes divertidos. Vale cada nanominuto leido.
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Infinity Drake, genannt Finn, und sein verrückter Onkel Al sind gerade auf dem Weg in die Ferien, als Al zu einer internationalen Krisenkonferenz abberufen wird. Die Welt steht vor einer globalen Katastrophe: Im Süden Englands wurde ein sogenannter Scarlatti freigesetzt, ein Killerinsekt, das innerhalb weniger Tage die halbe Menschheit auslöschen könnte. Sofort wird ein Interventionsteam zusammengestellt, das den Scarlatti verfolgen und vernichten soll. Es gibt bereits eine heiße Spur, aber der ...more
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Titel: Kleine Helden ganz GROSS

Bei dem stylischen Cover und der Ansage, dass Minihelden die Welt retten werden, da war mein Interesse sofort geweckt. Bei diesem vorliegenden Buch handelt es sich übrigens um den ersten Band einer Reihe.

Autor John McNally stellt uns den 13 jährigen Waisenjungen Finn vor, der unter dem Namen Infinity Drake unterwegs ist. Seitdem seine Wissenschaftlereltern tot sind, lebt er bei seiner Großmutter. Die Ferien will er mit seinem total coolen Onkel Al verbringen. Auf d
Dane Cobain
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.

To begin with, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book – I was worried that it was going to end up being a rip-off of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and it’s certainly true that the author was probably influenced by that. However, this book offers so much more.

Loosely speaking, it follows the story of the young Infinity Drake (Finn for short), as he helps his Uncle Al to save the world from a terrorist conspiracy.
Adele Broadbent
After losing his mum to cancer and his father years before, (Infinity Drake) Finn, and his Uncle Al are very close. So when Grandma goes on a ‘knitting’ cruise, Finn is excited to be spending his time with his Uncle.
But Al Allenby is a famous scientist, and before they even begin their holiday, he is called up by world leaders to attend an important meeting.
Finn is gobsmacked to see presidents and prime ministers (on skype etc) all wanting to speak to his uncle to help them deal with a global th
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a First Reads giveaway, and I really liked it! I wasn't sure what to think when I read the description, but something about it made me want to take a look and I'm glad I did. It's funny, educational and clever and even though it is supposed to be for children, I was thoroughly entertained. Finn is a cool little dude, and a bit of a geek like me - and I found some of the phrases Delta came out with funny (being a gamer myself I could relate to a few things!) A really enjoy ...more
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
En résumé, John MacNally frappe très fort avec ce premier tome et nous en fait voir de toutes les couleurs. On se retrouve scotché face à la foisonnance des détails et au fait que rien n’est jamais laissé au hasard. Les personnages sont attachants, les points de vue nous régalent en détail et la plume nous embarque dans un univers miniature, que l’on prend trop souvent l’habitude d’ignorer.

Ma chronique :
María Parra Sánchez
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Una lectura trepidante, amena, con toques científicos, muchos bichos y muchísimo humor. Ideal para los jóvenes pero igualmente apta para cualquier adulto. Y por supuesto, una lectura imprescindible para futuros entomólogos y frikis científicos. Un libro que solo es el aperitivo de las nuevas aventuras que están por llegar.
Sandi Faulconbridge
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, 2014, sci-fi
Wicked! Such an awesome edge-of-your-seat read!
Nano technology, crazy scientist (but a cool one I would want for my uncle!), other crazy scientists (so not the good guys!), teenagers, military, and one bad-ass grandmother that scares everyone straight.
Great start to a new YA series. One of those books that I didn't want to stop reading till the end, but the nearer I got the more I wanted it to keep going.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
*Disclaimer: Book received for free through a Goodreads Giveaway*

A young boy gets sucked into saving the world by his scientist uncle and ends up being shrunk to fight mutant wasps. Reminded me of Artemis Fowl, with a healthy dose of Honey I Shrunk the Kids for good measure! A gripping read, although the efforts to include gamer language grated at times. Definitely recommended though, and not too childish for adults to read by any means.
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-7julio
Infinity Drake es la nueva saga que trae Salamandra. Una saga llena de emociones, ciencia ficción y sobre todo, cosas pequeñas. Y eso es gracias a nuestro protagonista, que, a pesar de tener doce años, tiene una altura de 9mm.

Reseña completa:

Whip-smart and tech-savvy, fast-paced, unabashedly geeky: a gratifyingly meaty sci-fi adventure with a cinematic sense of villainy, but which also takes the time to carefully humanise its characters (in much the same winning combination as Fringe). Aimed at tweenagers, I'd guess, but fun for grown-ups, too.
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
This book was fresh and had a great story line. It got me thinking and stirred heaps of ideas.
I can safely say I've never read a book like this, it was great and plenty of fun. I really enjoyed this book:)
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant! Lots of exciting twists and turns. Would highly recommend if you love a science adventure story. This would make an amazing film. I loved the characters and found them all so memorable. Looking forward to the next installment...
Alex Hale
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would. I did find the first 100 pages a bit slow, mainly because it had a lot of the maths and science behind things, but after that it really picked up.
Devon Munro
Dec 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: young adult
Recommended to Devon by: me
it was an okay book - i would not really recommend it though.
Andi Garbett
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
An intriguing book that has a great story and enough tension in it to keep reading
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great fun, although Mcnally could improve. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro genial, lleno de acción y humor y con un toque científico que me parece súper interesante. Es algo... diferente, y totalmente recomendable.
Vincent Ripley
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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