Fry, Jason Curse of the Iris (Jupiter Pirates Book #2) 352 pages HarperCollins, 2014. $16.99 Content: Language: PG (2-3 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Tycho and his family have been caught up in a struggle between
the Jovian Union and the rebellious Ice Wolves. They have even been conscripted into
battle, with the threat of losing their privateer license held over them! In the meantime, ancient tales of a lost pirate treasure seem to be tantalizingly
real and the Hashoone family might just be onto something. Tycho is getting in
a bit over his head as he deals with a shadowy figure and keeps it from his
family. Family secrets are revealed and Tycho must cope with what it means to
be honest or a pirate.
An exciting second book with its inclusion of the big lost treasure,
it’s a great read. I sort of felt like character development was left a bit to
the wayside though as this book is very plot heavy. Even more so than the first
book, complexity of plot happens even faster. I was even a bit lost at times
with all the politics and history references. With a little bit of swearing by
the salty grandfather, this book is definitely a better choice for middle
school readers. Throw in an angsty romance and high school might enjoy too.
MS – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.