Cryptid Hunters #4: Mutation by Roland SmithCryptid Hunters #4: Mutation by Roland Smith

Cryptid Hunters #4: Mutation

byRoland Smith

Paperback | January 26, 2016

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Thrilling adventure series for middle-grade tastes.

Marty O'Hara and his friends Luther Smyth and Dylan Hickock have managed to rescue Marty's cousin, Grace, from the clutches of her grandfather, the nefarious pseudo-naturalist Noah Blackwood. Now their most dangerous mission lies ahead of them. Marty's parents have been missing in Brazil for months, and their trail has all but run cold. With time running out, Marty, Grace, and the Cryptos Island crew race down to Brazil, to the jaguar preserve run by Dr. Robert Lansa and his son, Jake. But even the preserve isn't safe. When their friends begin disappearing one by one, Marty and Grace head into the rain forest in pursuit, where they discover that Noah Blackwood has twisted the natural order of things beyond their wildest, most terrifying dreams.

Roland Smith is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Jack's Run, Zach's Lie, Peak, the Cryptid Hunters series, and the Storm Runners series. He is also the co-author of numerous picture books with his wife, Marie. Roland lives with Marie on a farm south of Portland, Oregon. You can find him online at www.rolandsmit...
Title:Cryptid Hunters #4: MutationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.58 × 5.24 × 0.84 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545081815

ISBN - 13:9780545081818


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Chupacabra was not as good as the first two books in the series, but I still wanted to know what happened, so I bought Mutation. I wish I hadn't. It was a terrible ending to what had started out as an incredible series. Lots of typos in the book, no adventure like the first two books, a terrible plot twist, a cop-out ending and an irrational love story on the last page. It didn't make sense. It didn't wrap up the loose ends nicely. It didn't leave me content. It felt like the author cheated his ending.
Date published: 2016-11-24

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Mutation:"[A captivating conclusion to the Cryptid Hunters series... Smith pulls together all of the previous story threads... New readers can jump in by taking advantage of the character descriptions and saga synopsis opening the book. Long-time fans won't be disappointed." -- BooklistPraise for Chupacabra:"Enough new characters, dangers, and cool science to reel in reluctant readers and keep them turning pages long after their lights should have been turned off." -- School Library JournalPraise for Tentacles:"A high-octane page-turner that will reel readers in and keep them riveted." -- School Library Journal