Book Review | Breaking News (Kensy and Max #1) by Jacqueline Harvey

Publisher: Random House Australia
Publication Date: February 26th, 2018
Is it a series?: Yes, Kensy & Max #1
Genre: Middle Grade
Buy Links: Kinokuniya Malaysia, MPH Bookstores
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Source: Thank you Pansing Books for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in an instant and you had no idea what was going on?

Twins Kensy and Max Grey's lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London and discover their parents are missing. As the situation unfolds, so many things don't add up: their strange new school, the bizarre grannies on their street, the coded messages they keep finding and the feeling that, all around them, adults are keep secrets...Things can never go back to the way they were, but the twins are determined to uncover the truth!

Breaking News is a story about an adventure of both twins, Kensy and Max after they discover their parents missing and woke up in a different country even though they already used to their nomadic life - moving from one country to another but this time around it was different without their parents and it seems that the people, I mean the adults around them are hiding something from them and the twins will need to uncover the truth that hidden from them.

'Confucious also says three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. You will have your answer soon enough, Maxim.'
1. The journey that us reader follow with the twins were so amazing as myself also keep on wondering where are their parents and what is the truth that being hid by all the adults.

2. Another wonderful thing about the book is the CODED MESSAGES! Woww!!! It's super amazing and I was like 'wow!', now, I got to learn something new! It's fun reading! By the way, there are coded messages in every chapter that you could break it. How exciting, isn't it?

3. The story setting was so great with the mysterious vibe running around in every chapter, characters that you can't predict who they are actually, in other words, all the characters are very well written by the author as all the secrecy that being hid away from the twins. It's was a clever setting that makes our excitement grow from time to time.

4. The author's writing style is very exciting to read as the story flows which set wonderfully that making the readers' curiosity build right after one chapter to another. It's

5. Although the ending was a little bit fast, it's like suddenly you manage to get that and then you got another thing to reveal kind of things. That's the only thing that I don't quite satisfied nonetheless, one thing for sure that I know and you know, the story is not ending yet and now, I needdddd BOOK TWO, please! I need to why, who and what is happening! hiks

It was a fantastic reading that my 10 years old inner self is literally screaming as this is what I read when I was a kid and I am so excited to read it again now and definitely more of it in the future (I hope!). Other than that, you will enjoy reading Breaking News because of you can see the brave and fearless (although, she did scare still she really hides it well) Kensy and the genius, thoughtful Max and wonderful plots and the growth in character development which is so good.

Anyway, if you are a fan of action-packed spy adventure that is not only * years old kids and above excited to read this but also the adults do enjoy reading it thus, you might want to consider to read Breaking News (Kensy & Max #1) by Jacqueline Harvey.


Sha Mohamed said…
Wow.. Buku misteri.. Mesti seronok membaca dan menyelesaikan misteri..
Fatina said…
Sangat Kak Sha cuma pening sikit lah bila membacanya sebab nak faham kan siapa, kenapa semua tu.. :)
Thank you for your wonderful review Fatina. I am so thrilled that you enjoyed it and the second book is at the printer now for September release :)
Thank you for your wonderful review Fatina. I am so thrilled that you enjoyed it and the second book is at the printer now for September release :)
Najwa Muhammad said…
She's my favourite author and I think her books are the best!