Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Also, this is the second last book in a deeply developed series, so I don't recommend reading this post if you haven't read the previous books as I will probably reference previous books and plot lines.
Blurb: In the midst of training for the outdoor survival trip to Alaska, Spencer is distracted by a mysterious young woman—Nick's new girlfriend. He's not just wondering how someone that gorgeous would waste her time on a jerk like Nick, he recognizes this girl from her bit part in one of the cultish Jolt movies he's been investigating. She's up to something, and Spencer is determined to find out what. As he gets closer to the truth, it becomes harder to know who to trust. Things are getting dangerous. Can Spencer figure out what's going on, or will this mystery leave him M.I.A?
So this cover may be my favorite from the entire series. The elements of the wolf-dog, Spencer, and the explosion/fire meld together really well. The cover alone promises this book to be an adventure.
Jill Williamson truly is the queen of characters. No matter what story of hers I read, it is her characters who stand out. This book is no different. We have read Spencer's journey over two novels and two novellas and his development has been very satisfying. He started as a selfish kid who saw girls as objects and is now testing the waters of recent conversion to Christianity. He's already so much nicer.
Additionally, we get to meet some new characters and get to know old ones better.
Plot and Story
This book deviates from the theme of the past two full length features. The characters don't travel to foreign countries for 8 weeks. Instead, it is a year for survival training. The first half of the summer is spent doing various assignments (Spencer is working undercover and keeping tabs on a company) while characters like Nick Muren are getting into trouble. Spencer realizes a fellow classmate has him as an assignment, which complicates things since he kind of likes her. Badummmm. Things really take an interesting turn when the kids leave for their survival trip to Alaska where they are supposed to well... try to survive... for a certain amount of time until--as usual--things don't go as planned.
Have you read any of the Mission League Series? Thoughts?
~ The Dramatic Bookworm