Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz

From HarperCollins:
The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers.
Ten years ago they were defeated by the Rangers of Justice and vanished without a trace. But the villains of Cloak have been biding their time, waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. And twelve-year-old Alex Knight wants to be one of them. 
Alex is already a junior member, and his entire universe is Cloak's underground headquarters, hidden beneath an abandoned drive-in theater in Sterling City, Texas. While other kids his age are studying math and history, Alex is mastering his telekinetic powers and learning how to break into bank vaults. His only dream is to follow in his parents' footsteps as one of the most feared supervillains in the world. Cloak is everything he believes in.
But on the day of his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: he saves the life of a young Ranger named Kirbie. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders about the world outside of Cloak—and what, exactly, he's been fighting for.

The Bad:
The Cloak Society was a little drawn out and could have moved at a faster pace for me; however, this is clearly for a middle-grade audience, so for someone at that reading level, it would be fine. 

The Good:
The Cloak Society is ideal for middle-graders who love superheroes and supervillians.  The story of a supervillan questioning his evil agenda and attempting to forge his own path is a good story.  One of my favorite parts of this book is when Alex realizes that there is something inherently wrong with parents that shoot at you…Fans of the Artemis Fowl series will enjoy The Cloak Society.

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