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Invisible City: Kota yang Hilang

(The Joshua Files #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,752 ratings  ·  157 reviews
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Josh Garcia
Tentang aku:
Aku anak laki-laki arkeolog Meksiko (Dad)
dan dosen sejarah Inggris (Mum)

Beberapa minggu lalu, aku hanyalah cowok biasa. Cowok yang suka mendengarkan Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, dan Nirvana. Cowok yang ikut kelas capoeira dan lumayan jago melancarkan tendangan putar.

Tapi suatu hari Dad dilapor
Paperback, 381 pages
Published June 2009 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2008)
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Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-shelf
Invisible City was a great book with lots of action and adventure. Josh, the main character, is just a normal teen without a father, however the story of his father's disapearence is what catches the atention of many. His father was a victim of a plane crash, or was it. Josh is posative his father was murdered by a secret government agentcy, because of his father's death his mother is put into shock and cannot reallly take care of Josh. This sparks Josh to go on an epic journy with his friends ...more
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Fiction and Adventure Fans
Shelves: youth-fiction
My son purchased this book at a school book fair intrigued by the mystery of the title, "Invisible City" . Although this book is written for grades 5 thorough 8th and he loves adventure stories and science fictions he was having a hard time getting into the story, so I picked up the book to try to see why he was having difficulty with the book.

At first I thought that the difficulties may have to do with the reading level of the text but as I read I discovered the real difficulties were with them
Melissa (ladybug)
I think I need to stop reading reviews. It causes me to be disappointed in books. Maybe I would have enjoyed this book more. :(
Nov 23, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm hiding the review because of spoilers, but the only real spoiler is the time that was wasted to read the book.

Why I keep torturing myself to finish pitiful books that aren’t worth my time, I have yet to figure out. This was no exception. Joshua’s dad is reported dead and his mom begins to unravel as a result. Joshua is skeptical about the reports of his death and starts to investigate. It doesn’t take him long to get caught up in some huge Mayan mystery and he sets off to Mexico with two fri
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The invisible city by M.G. Harris was a fantastic novel it was fast paced action packed and well thought out the plot of the story didn't go too quickly for the reader not to understand and not too slow for them to get bored.
The story starts off in Oxford England where the main character Joshua, and his parents live. One day Joshua comes home to find the terrible news that his father died on a archeological dig in Mexico. They say it was a plane crash that killed him but Joshua thinks otherwis
Taliah B.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book because of the mystery/action. The story line always keeps you guessing what can happen next. I like how the story takes place in a few different settings. I like books that make me feel like I am a part of the story. I am still reading this book but so for its pretty good.

I only have one dislike about this book. The only thing I do not like about it is that at times there can be slow moments. I know to build the story line there are slow moments, but in my opinion, I don’t
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very intriguing and super adventure for a 13 y/o boy. For me, Josh is way too young for this super adventure. But he was a smart boy and brilliantly intelligent! I love the character. Invisible city is such a brilliant title cause it's all about a hidden, secret and mysteries lost city that actually exist! And the codices are so mind-blowing. I wish to meet Josh again in his next adventure and I wish for him to grow up to a smart, handsome teenager. ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was carried away with the excitement of the chases ... but then felt it kind of fizzled away at the end.
Evan Smith
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book. Even though it is the first book, I thought it was the first. Still, this is an amazing thriller to begin the series. There is even more action in the second.
Simon Stevens
Sit back, switch your brain off and enjoy a good old, nonsense romp.
Steve Dempsey
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a children's book based around the Mayan civilisation and is quite a good adventure. It travels between Oxford and Mexico and is non- stop adventure ...more
Sian Hackett
May 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this when I was younger and in the target age and I loved the story. I've just finished re-reading it as an adult and I still enjoyed it as an easy/quick read! ...more
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a book just as cool as the orange jelly cover it comes in !!!!!
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Marshiee Kai
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joshua is a 13 year old boy when his father is reportedly dead after a freak accident. His father is a teacher and an archaeologist. His life is turn upside down when his father is dead. While his mother is mourning and can't seem to hold anything together, Joshua somehow know that there's a reason behind his father's accident.
He try to investigate his father's death and record all of it in his blog which he named, Joshua Files. He then set out to an adventure with his friends, Tyler and Ollie
There has been much speculation on the whole 2012 apocalyptic theories. Some think that a disease will wipe out humanity, others think that a meteor will hit earth, and others have a few other crazy ideas. Yet, in this book you find that the apocalypse theory is a very creative one with an antagonist who actually has a reason for being against the protagonist. Although this book is much influenced by the same old government conspiracy idea, it stands apart from it as well. For one instance, the ...more
Andrea Ika
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Josh's father is missing in Mexico, presumed dead, probably murdered. Obsessed with conspiracy theories, Josh suspects a cover-up and starts a secret blog ('The Joshua Files') to voice his fears. Revelations from Mexico throw Josh's mother into turmoil leaving him to pick up the pieces. He travels to Mexico with two teenage friends, Tyler and Ollie. They uncover the truth about a mysterious young woman seen recently with his father – Josh’s long-lost half-sister and learn the secret of Josh's fa ...more
Action-packed with a lot of historical/mythological detail. At times however, it felt like information overload but I guess there had to be a lot of detail for it all to tie in (sort of). Some good plot-lines/mystery.
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
have just come back from the US a few days ago, so right now I am REALLY behind on my blogging. Now, for the JOSHUA FILES!

The book Joshua Files- Invisible City was one of my desired summer reads. It was actually the only book on the list that I took on holiday (OOOOOOOOPS) but it was amazing! As you should know from the post below that it is about on boy on mission. This boy is Joshua Garcia and he has a blog. Not like my blog of course. This blog is different. The purpose of his blog is to fin
Nithya Garg
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, this book was actually really entertaining and interesting. I been pretty interested in Mayan mythology and history lately, and I think this book was the reason why!!! It definetely trys to scare you about 2012 and all that shiz, but I dont really get scared by these type of theories, even if they are true!! It definitely was a huge play on imagination, and I'm impressed that the author of this book cold even pull off such a random plot formation, as it all kinda ties in with her dramatic ...more
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is just the kind of story that I enjoy the most- one of travel and adventure. It turns out that it's the first book in a series called The Joshua Files and that there are 3 or 4 more books. It started out to be an incredible adventure story and then turned into a fantasy sort of story. Parts of it were unbelievable for either an adventure or a fantasy story but that is a minor pickiness on my part because overall the story was so good. The mother/grandmother in me thought "Huh? A mother wou ...more
Eileen Reynolds
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, the 1st in a five book series. Has an interesting take on the mysteries and myths of the Mayan culture. I look forward to reading the entire series.
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In M.G. Harris's first installment of the Joshua Files series, 'Invisible City' sets off a good precedent. A thirteen year-old boy names Joshua, or Josh as his friends call him, investigates the disappearance of his father. The police report said that Josh's dad had been killed when his plane crashed, but Josh thinks otherwise.

Josh delves into the mystery of his father’s disappearance and experiences several pulse-pounding and heart-stopping adventures as he comes to terms with the truth and rea
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
M. G. Harris’ Invisible City in her The Joshua Files series tells of Joshua, a teen-ager, whose archeologist father was searching for an ancient Mayan codex that contained information about 2012 and the end of the world. Learning that his father died under mysterious circumstances, Joshua sets out to discover the truth about his father’s possible murder. Traveling to Mexico Joshua discovers information about dreams he has been having, as well as information about his grandfather, father, and him ...more
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Joshua's life was pretty average until his archaeologist father was reported dead in a plane crash. Josh's dad had been searching for the Mayan Codex, said to contain key information about the 2012 Mayan prophecy foretelling the end of the world. Was the crash simply a tragic accident, or is there more to his father's death than the authorities are willing to tell him?

After he refuses to believe that his father is dead, he starts blogging about aliens and UFOs. His mother ends up in hospital ha
Sean Duggan
This book is in an odd position. It's marketed as juvenile fiction, and I think younger readers are meant to identify with Joshua, who's only 13. That said, as other reviews have pointed out, he has to deal with the death and mutilation of his father (there's no 11th hour "No, he's only in hiding" here), evidence that his father might have been engaging in adultery, and his mother shutting down in complete depression. Oh, and certain shadowy organizations, officially disavowed by the U.S. govern ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Last Joshua had heard from his father, he was in Mexico searching for an ancient codex believed to contain key information regarding the 2012 Mayan Prophecy foretelling the end of the world.

Now, his father has been reported dead in a mysterious plane crash. Believing his father's death was probably not an accident, Joshua flies across the Atlantic to investigate. There he runs into unknown relatives, shady American intelligence agents, a secret society, and
Derek Betts
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The book Invisible City is the first book of the Joshua Files from M.G. Harris. I recommend this book to anyone who read the Alex Rider series because of how similar the book is. Also to anyone who is willing to flip pages as if you can’t stop reading, this book go is all about adventure and suspense.

This book starts off when Josh, hence the name of the series, gets word of his father who has just died from a plane crash. After wondering how this could of happened, Josh finds some evidence that
Jun 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like adventures with good twists
Recommended to Sian by: no one the orange plastic cover caught my eye
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Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 6th-8th graders
If the main character in this book weren't just 13, I'd like it more. Some of the events in this book are a bit much for its intended age range, I think. I mean - murder is fine, I guess, but decapitation? Adultery? The main character's mom goes to the hospital for depression and the boy just continues to live at home? Suspicious. Also - he blogs about everything when things are supposed to be top-secret. As a librarian trying to teach students Internet safety, this seems pretty irresponsible. A ...more
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Author Bio:
M.G. Harris was born in Mexico City and raised in Manchester, England. She studied Biochemistry at St Catherine's College Oxford and stuck around for even more at St Cross College.

To this day she lives in Oxford. It's not an easy place to leave.

The first job M.G. Harris was ever aware of wanting to do, aged six, was to write children’s books. Then, aged eight and inspired by Doctor Who

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