Saturday, April 18, 2020

Con Quest by Sam Maggs - ADVISABLE

Con Quest by Sam Maggs, 256 pages. Imprint (Macmillan), JUNE 2020. $17

Content: G



Twins Cat and Alex, 12yo, and their older sister Fiona, 14yo, are at the monumental Geekicon with their geek-famous parents.  But Cat and Alex are most consumed with their quest to win The Quest – a secret, non-con-approved scavenger hunt with a geek-tastic reward. But first they have to escape their parents’ panel and ditch Fiona.  Even then, there will be challenges to surmount, a con-employee with a huge chip on their shoulder, and self-created messes to overcome.

Sam Maggs has lots of experience in the sci-fi fantasy realm, including conventions, I’m sure, because it really shows in her story.  The fast-paced action kept me reading til the end in one sitting.  I’ve been to several large cons, so it was fun to see the twins navigating the huge, jam-packed spaces. Kids who have attended a con will definitely enjoy this.  I want to reread it to enjoy the rush again.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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