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Monday, 4 July 2011

MG Monday: Guest Mini Review: Killer Genes by CT Furlong


Title: Killer Genes
Series: ARCTIC6 Adventures
Author: CT Furlong
Publisher: Inside Pocket Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 1 Feb 2011

Synopsis: From Amazon
The US President is fighting for his life! Mysterious lights, an inexplicable illness and a deadly plague plunge the ARCTIC6 into another exciting adventure. When the friends stumble across a research facility hidden deep in the Suffolk countryside, they discover an insane plot in which the lives of millions are at stake. As they work to unravel the secrets of the facility, a deadly countdown is ticking. Can they prevent a global disaster? Do they have time to save the lives that hang in the balance? Will they even have time to save themselves??
In this second adventure the ARCTIC6 discover a scientific facility where the sinister Peter Gek creates genetically modified viruses. The victim of one of these viruses - the President of the United States, visiting a London conference, lies in a coma. Can the ARCTIC6 discover a cure before the facility blows up and stop Gek from unleashing his viruses on the world? And can they save the president?


This book is about 5 cousins and one of their friends. They are very inquisitive and sometimes too curious for their own good.

In this adventure the 6 teenagers, go camping and accidentally find an animal research centre. Whilst they are investigating they discover a horrible truth. Along the way they find a stray who becomes a great companion.

I think this book is like a modern day version of the famous five. It is packed full of adventure and the plot twists and turns so you can never guess what will happen next.

This is definitely a book I would recommend to a friend. I would recommend this book to 9 to 15 year olds.

This book is a lot better than the first for an older audience but it can be confusing, the book is being told by one of the Arctic 6, it changes every book so don’t get used to the character.

In conclusion the book is a very exciting experience with a lot of twist that make you think.

By Joseph Wilden Year 8


  1. sounds like a perfect book for my brother. he likes books with plenty of action. great review :)

    and thank you for stopping by our blog and "in my mailbox".


  2. Not one for me, but definitely one for the boys.

  3. Sounds interesting, not sure it's my taste but interesting all the same. x


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