The Trap (Magnificent 12 Series #2)

The Trap (Magnificent 12 Series #2)

by Michael Grant

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Overview

Beware of . . . the trap!

In the second book in The Magnificent 12 series, Mack MacAvoy is challenged to find the ancient ones, the great forgotten forces. Some will help, some not so much. But above all he must:

  • Learn the ways of Vargran!
  • Assemble the twelve!
  • Go to the nine dragons of Daidu.
  • Go to the Egge rocks.
  • Beware of . . . the trap.

Time is short! The wicked Pale Queen's three-thousand-year banishment ends in thirty-five days and she will be free to destroy the world. It's up to Mack to stop her return. But what do all of Grimluk's clues mean? Can Mack achieve everything he must do without getting killed by the evil Princess Risky—and escape the trap?

The Magnificent 12: The Trap is another fast-paced episode in bestselling Michael Grant's hilarious fantasy adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007395989
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/2012
Series: Magnificent 12 Series , #2
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, the Messenger of Fear series, the Magnificent Twelve series, and the Front Lines trilogy, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, with whom he cowrote the wildly popular Animorphs series. You can visit him online at www.themichaelgrant.com and follow him on Twitter @MichaelGrantBks.

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ShannonODonnell More than 1 year ago
First, I love, love, love Michael Grant. If he wrote it, you need to read it. Period. His YA GONE series is fantastic, but I can't tell you how much I enjoy this particular MG series. I love the storyline of The Magnificent Twelve, but the characters and humor trump all. I think I would read this even if the storyline was only so-so, that's how great the characters are and how much I enjoy the humor. The wild adventure begun in the The Call continues in The Trap, but the stakes are higher and we meet a new cast of characters along the way. While I love Mack and his phobias, Stefan is still my favorite character by far. He started out as a mega-bully, but he's just mega-hilarious! I adore him. The Magnificent 12 is a FIVE STAR series, folks! It's perfect for middle grade readers. All three of my kids love it. I love it. Even my father-in-law read it and loved it. It's a guaranteed hit.
jdonnelly14 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley for Review***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***Mack MacAvoy is the leader of the Magnificent 12, a group of chosen twelve-year-olds with ¿enlightened puissance¿ who have been tasked with saving the world. The children aren¿t protecting us from the dangers we know, but the dangers that we don¿t remember. The Pale Queen, the mother of all monsters will escape her prison in a little over thirty days and Mack and his companions are our only hope of stopping her and her monster minions from taking over the world. In that time Mack must assemble the twelve, learn Vargran and figure out how to defeat her. So far he¿s found one of the twelve and brought along his middle school bully as a bodyguard. Will he be able to find the rest before the Pale Queen escapes?First I¿ll mention this is the second book in a series and while it does summarize the previous book, it¿s always best to start with the first book in a series like this one. Unfortunately, this is my first encounter with this author¿s work so I didn¿t do that. Second I¿ll tell you off the bat this isn¿t a book that¿s written for adults. This is the book you buy for that eight or nine year old in your house that would rather have his teeth pulled than read a book. (I have two of those.) It¿s an excellent blend of humor and adventure that no child will be able to resist reading.I have never in my life read a sillier book than this one. The element of adventure and fantasy is there of course, but it pales in comparison to the humor portrayed all throughout the book. There are passages from a Golem who will explain to you that his name is pronounced GO-Lem not Gollem and he¿s not after your precious, though he continuously repeats himself because of course with a brain made of mud he doesn¿t have much in brain power. There¿s a hundred-year-old assassin who tells his targets to wait for him while he takes a puff from his oxygen tank. A hero with 21 phobias, a bully that doesn¿t know three times four but who will excitedly fight anyone and a goddess who smiles and waves at you before she attempts to kill you are all featured in the zany cast of characters portrayed in this book. And we haven¿t even started on the narrator who never really introduces himself, but who fills the story with humorous commentary that will have you laughing from beginning to end.Was the book geared toward me? No. Did I have a blast reading it? Of course, who can help but laugh when the hero stops to answer his iphone in the middle of a battle or any of the other crazy things that happen in this book? I personally intend to ensure there are two copies of this sitting under the Christmas tree for my boys this year because if any book exists that will get my sons to read, it¿s this one. Grant¿s talent for writing in this mix of humor and adventure I¿d have to say is unparalleled.The only negative thing I have to say is that like many children¿s and young adult series, each book is only a section of the story and you don¿t get the traditional beginning middle and ending. Overall though the Magnificent 12 is a book that should be on every child¿s book shelf because if you want your kids to read I can pretty much guarantee this book will do the trick.
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I love books so much,but this boo
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good quick read, entertaining
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THE FIRST ONE IS OK
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This book is ninja epic
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Fun ,crazy ,wierd reapeat
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I really like this series however it is a little confusing to keep up with who is who and what time they are in. I am reading along with my son who is enjoying it as well.
esme40 More than 1 year ago
Second book in the series, only drawback is going to be its going to leave us hanging and then we will have to wait for the next one. Reading with my kids, age 9 and 11, and they are loving it.
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