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The Clock Flower

(The F.I.G. Mysteries #3)

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The three amazing FIGs-Females of Intellectual Genius-as they are known, have graduated from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women after returning from their action-packed trip to New York City. In book 3 of The FIG Mysteries, Mackenzie-due to her exceptional genius at problem solving-is personally chosen to work on a top-secret project. The goal: immortality. Th ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 8th 2018 by Hungry Goat Press
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Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of the three FIg’s mysteries books this by far is my favorite. Jennifer, Mackenzie and Dara are off to college and forging their paths. They are afraid of what is to happen and come but also scared of being without the others. Carolina is also floundering trying to find her way without her FIGs.

what we have happen though is a book where the girls thrive but also their stories intertwine into one adventure filled with danger and intrigue. We see Mackenzie learn of who she is but also learn she ca
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Kat
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is the third installment in the FIG Mystery series, by Barbara Casey. Out of the three FIG Mystery books, this one is my favourite!

As the FIGs learn to survive the world outside of Wood Rose, this book shared the adjustments that these intellectual geniuses made at their respective universities. When the opportunity arises for Mackenzie to work on a top secret project in the same country that Dara is offered to visit an archaeological site, the expedition leads the FIGs and Carolina on a bu
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I hadn't read the first two books in the F.I.G. Mysteries series so came to The Clock Flower without knowing anything other than the synopsis information. I was attracted to this book by its striking cover art. Barbara Casey recaps information from the earlier books throughout this one though so I didn't feel lost at any point.

The Clock Flower has a wide scope for what is a fairly short novel so I did feel that the action scenes were rather r
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Lu Ann
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The three "FIGS boarded the plane leaving to their various destinations. They will be attending separate Universities and will be separated for the first time in over two years. They would be leaving Caroline behind. They would avoid separation anxieties by Skyping each night at 8:30 p.m. Caroline's time.
Jennifer was in one of her creative trances and everyone knew to avoid disturbing her until it was complete. Something was seriously happening. Soon Caroline's gypsy mother, and McKenzie knew
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Camille
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All my thoughts are my own.
In the third book of the F.I.G Mysteries Series that can also be read as a standalone, the three F.I.G’s have now graduated high school and are now ready for live in the real world. Gone off in her own direction, Mackenzie is now hard at work on a secret project involving the missing element to immortality. But strange things begin to happen when her work place is strangely close to the ancient dig site Dara is wo
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Tonja Drecker
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Three girls, who are geniuses in very different areas, must part from each other for the very first time in their lives, only to be drawn back together in a twist of mystery and danger.

The FIGs—Females of Intellectual Genius—are three orphaned girls and best friends. Now heading off to different colleges thanks for their very different areas of talent, they must face the world on their own. Mackenzie, gifted in math and problem solving, takes center stage in this book as she finds herself in Chi
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Laura
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've read several books by Barbara Casey who writes both fiction and non-fiction works. Her F.I.G. Mystery series is about three teenage orphans who are prodigies and call themselves FIGs—Females of Intellectual Genius. I read the first book in the series The Cadence of Gypsies and enjoyed it very much. I did not get a chance to read the second book, The Wish Rider but I just finished the third one The Clock Flower.

Because I read the first book and had already been introduced to the three FIGs,
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Debra Schoenberger
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Clock Flower is the third novel in the FIG series about three gifted young women and their mentor, Caroline.  If you have already read the other two books you will have already met each girl:  Dara - the linguist, Mackenzie the math whiz and problem solver and Jennifer - gifted in music and art.
 
Because of their unusual gifts and personalities, the girls have bonded with each other and with Caroline, who treats them as younger sisters.  Their inability to interact with others places them at
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Dawn
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I’ve read several books by Barbara Casey including the first 2 books in this series, The Wish Rider and The Cadence of Gypsies. These are my favorites by the author so far so I was happy to read the next book in the series.

The girls have graduated from high school and they’re all going their separate ways. They’re scared of course, like anyone starting college, but they’re so de
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Jessica Bronder
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The FIGs have graduated from Wood Rose Orphanage and are now out in the real world. They are attending separate universities but are planning on keeping in touch every night. But then something is starting to brew. Mackenzie finds herself on a secret mission in a remote Chinese village near where she is working on the key to immorality along with fighting a dragon and learning about her own past.

Mackenzie is not alone in her travels to China. Dara is researching ancient languages at an archeolog
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Lenoire
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it
In this third novel, the FIGs are living separate lives after leaving the Rosewood Academy. Dara is studying obsolete languages at Yale, Mackenzie is attending MIT and Jennifer was accepted to Juilliard and occasionally performs her sold out performances. After returning from NYC, where Dara learned about her birth mother, Mackenzie also wanted to find out more about her parents. However, afraid that she will find disappointment she asks Larry to investigate in secret. When Dara and Mackenzie ar ...more
Carla
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

I loved the first two books in this series based on three incredible young women and this part did not disappoint.

The FIGS are three special young women who are gifted in different areas - math, languages and the arts. They are also all orphaned and have been guided by Carolina, a special woman in her own right.

This book focuses on Mackenzie, who has been gifted in math. She does not know who her parents are or even where to start but in this book we learn quite a bit more. The girls head off to
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Elisha
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third installment of Casey's F.I.G. Mysteries series. They have ajusted and learned how to live and survive outside of their school, Wood Rose. In this last installment, we see the girls grow and blossom into their own. They're all already intellectual geniouses who havehad their share of challenges and hard times in their lives. We have watched them grow and navigate the challenges that were put in front of them. In this last book, Mackenzie is the highlighted girl, she is gifted in ...more
Cheryl
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
As I have read the other two prior books, I have gotten to know the FIGs aka Mackenzie, Dara, and Jennifer. You could say that I have watched them grow into smart, young women. Although, credit has to be given to Carolina. She really had been a great mentor to the girls.

Yet, in this book it is time for Mackenzie to really shine as the star. Just like the other prior books, the girls find themselves attempting to solve a mystery with their intelligent. The places that the girls traveled were int
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Misty
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will be reviewing all three books in the F.I.G. series by Barbara Casey so make sure to check out all of the reviews! The Clock Flower by Barbara Casey (Book 3 of The F.I.G. Mysteries) was the third and final book int eh F.I.G. series and by far was my favorite book. I loved how I got to see more of the F.I.G. members on an individual basis as it allowed me to gain more insight into them as individuals instead of as a part of F.I.G. I also loved the addition of more fantasy elements with the ...more
Amber Hawke
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Clock Flower by Barbara Casey (Book 3 of The F.I.G. Mysteries) was the last book of the F.I.G. series though I personally hope the author continues to expand the series as it has limitless potential for plots, characters, and future development. I liked the way that characters were split up somewhat in this book as it made the mystery seem more like a puzzle that required different pieces from different characters. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and series!
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Barbara Casey is the author of ten award-winning novels and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. She lives on a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband, her miniature dachshund named Fitz, and Benton, a hound-mix who adopted her.

Other books in the series

The F.I.G. Mysteries (3 books)
  • The Cadence of Gypsies (The F.I.G. Mysteries, Book 1)
  • The Wish Rider (The F.I.G. Mysteries, Book 2)