July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wed: The Black Book of Buried Secrets

This is a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. In this post we talk about books yet to be released that we are excited about. I do that, but sometimes I also like to talk about great books I have, but are waiting to read. I also like to try and find books other bloggers are using so that more books are shared!

This week I'm waiting on:

The Black Book of Buried Secrets (39 Clues)
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2010

I shared this book with some of my students at the end of the school year, and the ones who have read the series were super super excited about it! They love that they might get to find out the answers to some of the questions they've had.  I usually don't go for these types of books, but I think this one looks good.

From Goodreads
For the past five hundred years, the Cahills have silently dominated the world. Their desperate hunt for the 39 Clues lies behind some of history’s biggest enigmas – the curse of the Hope diamond, the race to summit Mt. Everest, the wild life and death of Harry Houdini. And now – finally – the secrets are out. With an introduction by Rick Riordan, The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets reveals the shocking truth about history’s most notorious family.

In full, lush color, The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets lays bare each hidden fact, concealed strategy, top agent, lost founder, secret base and hushed-up scandal of the Clue hunt. This complete guide to the Cahills contains information on all five branches, including the notoriously elusive Madrigals. The must-know information includes:

-Full files on the enigmatic Man in Black.
-The true purpose of the Madrigal branch.
-The complete story of the fire that split the original Cahill family.
-The truth about the night Hope and Arthur Cahill died.
-Open access to the secrets of the Lucian, Ekaterina, Tomas and Janus branches.
It’s never too late to join the hunt – especially with The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets to provide complete access to the Cahill’s most deeply-buried secrets.


  1. Have you been keeping up with this series? I read the first few and then just haven't kept going. Maybe that will be my school year 2010-11 goal!

  2. Thanks for the heads up about this. My students will be psyched for this one as well. Great pick!

  3. Great pick, I will be ordering this book for my library. I can not keep the books on the shelves! I love it when my shelves are empty!

  4. The 39 Clues is so popular at my library too. Just like Jess, we can't kep them on the shelves. The books go right back out as soon as they're reshelved!!

  5. I just finished the series. It was incredible, I also think they are going to make a second 39 clues series.