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Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (Cassidy Jones Adventures, Book One 1) [Kindle Edition]

Elise Stokes
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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"Brimful of danger, secrets, a bit of romance and fun, this debut author’s entertaining plot and well-drawn characters not only is all it promises to be, but will leave readers looking for more." —Gail Welborn, Examiner.com


One Girl. One Accident. One Incredible Superhero.

Cassidy Jones is your typical fourteen-year-old— that is, until a seemingly harmless accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist turns her world upside down.

Discovering incredible strength, speed, and enhanced physical senses that defy logic, Cassidy embarks on an action-packed adventure that has her fighting for answers…and for her very life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 697 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615377130
  • Publisher: JACE Publishing LLC (13 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GB1FIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,772 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Elise Stokes lives in Washington State, with her husband and four children. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time mom. With a daughter in middle school and two in high school, Elise's understanding of the challenges facing girls in that age range inspired her to create a series that will motivate girls to value individualism, courage, integrity, and intelligence. The stories in Cassidy Jones Adventures are fun and relatable, and a bit edgy without taking the reader uncomfortably out of bounds. "Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula" and "Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift" are the first two books in the series.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Heroine and Fun, Fun Story 5 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I must proclaim that I am not normally a Young Adult reader. I've struggled to read a couple and just couldn't do it. Not so in the case of Cassidy Jones! I loved the book from beginning to end. It's a wonderfully engaging read, perfectly appropriate for the age level it's intended for but so well-written and fun that any age can read and enjoy it.

I love Cassidy - she's adorable, totally 14 and completely courageous. Her hormones are raging naturally, then throw in the secret formula and watch out. All the characters are very well-drawn and her family life is believably wonderful.

Her newfound pal, Emery, is a combination of heart-throb and nerdy intellectual that's very appealing. Their interactions are so spot-on that I felt I was back in high school with them, struggling to get through the drama and trauma.

I highly recommend this book to adults - young and old - who just want to have a good time once in a while when they read. You'll love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect novel for a teen girl or boy 6 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the perfect novel for a girl or boy.

While she starts on some well-travelled roads -- a teenage protagonist who gains super-powers from an accident in a lab -- author Elise Stokes actually shows more skill in weaving that plot point into the plot of this book. She knows what it means to be a writer, and demonstrates this with a clear, fast-paced writing style that keeps readers focused on the story, not on her ability to write.

Cassidy gradually discovers her new super strength and super speed, and teams up with Emery to find his mother and the kidnappers.

So far, pretty standard middle-grade stuff, right? But Stokes reaches a higher level by describing her characters' reactions and emotions with skill, humour and absolute dead-on believability.

Why is this a perfect book for teens?

Because it depicts a girl and her family so well. The Joneses are not ordinary. Dad's a local celebrity and Mom stays at home. A smaller and smaller minority of North American families can afford that lifestyle. But the situation is handled well. It makes sense, because Dad is successful in what he does.

The kids are also believable, with the behaviours and flaws that we see around us and within us all the time.

And the plot is not predictable. I've read far too many books and seen way too many movies where I can predict the next scene and the next plot development, because it's been done before many, many times. While Stokes may have borrowed a page from Spider-Man to begin her story, her plot is original. There is a twist at the end that I did not see coming, and there were several points where my predictions about whodunit were proved wrong.

My only complaint is that the end of the plot was wrapped up a little too quickly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I have to say that I was absolutely intrigued from the very beginning of this story and simply could not put the book down. Elise Stokes has woven a fantastic tale about a 15 year old girl that unwittingly finds herself becoming a scientific blunder. Turned into a super hero she soon has to join forces with the scientists son in order to save his mother from possible doom. This story has all elements of surprise and a captivating side story involving the life of a teenager in High School. This book is great for kids ages 12 and up and I cannot wait for the sequels to come!

Elise Stokes ranks up there with other YA masterminds! This is a definite must -read book!

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 23 Sep 2011
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Gold Star Award Winner!

Cassidy Jones is a typical, awkward 14-year-old. She lives in Seattle with her twin brother, Nate; her little brother, Chazz, who is in love with superheroes; her father, the handsome news reporter; and her mother. She hates any kind of sport (my kind of girl) and has a major crush on a boy.

One night, her father takes her along with him on an interview with a famous geneticist. While there, Cassidy falls and breathes in some chemicals. The next day, she discovers that she has super powers! But before she has time to decide what to do with these newfound abilities, she finds out that the geneticist has been kidnapped and that her son is now going to be living with them.

Emery, the geneticist's son, is a very brilliant and mysterious boy. He and Cassidy form first a friendship and then a team to solve the mystery of where his mother is and how to get her back. They have to deal with her control of her powers, some crooked policemen, middle school drama, and the realization that they are only 14 and 15 years old.

I truly enjoyed this book. I could identify with Cassidy from the time I met her - during gym class - to the time she lets her powers fly to get back at some of the elite at her school. She is very likable and a well-rounded character. Emery is not as easy to relate to as Cassidy but is definitely likable. You definitely want to root for them to succeed.

Cassidy becomes a scary ninja and it is fun to see how she is able to get out of dangerous situations. I was even impressed with the villain. He was comical but evil. I wouldn't want to meet up with him in a dark alley! I so hope that this will become a series. I was a Nancy Drew fan when I was in school, and Cassidy Jones is the 2011 version. So do yourself a favor and get a copy of this hot new book!

Reviewed by: Marta Morrison
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining YA adventure
(Includes some minor spoilers for the early part of the book)

I downloaded this novel a few days ago, and have already finished it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andy Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars I can’t believe how much I enjoyed this
Cassidy Jones is just an ordinary teenager or rather, she used to be. In a bizarre laboratory accident she is changed into a super-being and from that moment she is plunged into a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by jennytwist
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally believable.
A gripping story, Ms Stokes really gets into the skin of her characters, incidentally addresses problems and issues affecting all teens. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Polly Buchan
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassidy Jones and the secret formula
This is a like totally awesome book great mystery great way of .taking you feel the intensity and the cover is magnificent
Published 9 months ago by pamela slaven
4.0 out of 5 stars Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula
All the time I was reading this well-written book I thought characters had stepped out comics or films. Indeed, I could see the book made into a film or/and a comic strip. Read more
Published 10 months ago by K.J.Rollinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality read
Elise Stokes
1st Cassidy Jones book
A couple of firsts for me here, it's the 1st Elise Stokes novel I have read, and it's the 1st superhero, mutant ninja book I have... Read more
Published 13 months ago by tom elder
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated by Cassidy
I read this book in one day!

The story follows fourteen year old Cassidy through a difficult time of change. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Harmony Kent
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Read
I do enjoy a good story and this one is exactly that. It may be for the 'younger' reader, but that's never stopped me from reading others in the past... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Julie Elizabeth Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Fantastic book it reads like a movie, brilliantly written with a great plot this book gives u a super hero twist. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs B
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Exciting
I don't care that it's written for people half my age. This book is fun and exciting and I enjoyed it immensely. Can't wait to read the next one.
Published 20 months ago by Riatsala
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