Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Infinity Ring


CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS by Matt de la Peña
Released: June 4, 2013

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Armageddon isn't all bad. Read full book review >
THE TRAP DOOR by Lisa McMann
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Anyone who opens the book looking for science fiction will find the elements that make those stories work, but when readers finish this novel, they may think about picking up a history book. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. Read full book review >
DIVIDE AND CONQUER by Carrie Ryan
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The book is a perfectly competent adventure story. It's hard to go wrong with Vikings. But if you asked a classroom full of students to write about a Viking and a time machine, most of them would come up with something more inventive. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Vikings and time machines, together again. Read full book review >
A MUTINY IN TIME by James Dashner
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Off-the-shelf adventure modules, stocked with familiar character types and set into a scenario that is nonsensical even by the usual low standards of formula time-travel adventure. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Kicking off a multiauthor, multimedia thriller series modeled on The 39 Clues, this paint-by-numbers opener endows three teenagers with a football-sized time device and sends them back to 1492 to keep Columbus from being killed in a mutiny. Read full book review >