Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale's Treasure by Becca C Smith

Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale's TreasureAlexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale's Treasure by Becca C. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Alexis Tappendorf 's dad loses his job, times are hard. Then her parents get a mysterious offer of money for participating in a research project, but they can't tell anyone the details, not even their daughter. They take Alexia to stay with her Aunt May in Virginia. While there, she learns of a lost pirate treasure. She and her new friend, Olivia, go on a quest to find it so that their parents never have to worry about money again. Can they fallow the clues before it is too late or will they be captured by the evil Woodmores?
This is a fantastic young adult book and I would recommend it to everyone. It is filled with puzzles, treasure, bad guys, old books, and adventure. This book is must read for anyone who likes adventure books.

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BLURB: Alexis Tappendorf is about to be abandoned in Virginia for the summer by her parents, George and Jenny. They’re leaving for a mysterious job they can’t tell anyone about, which annoys Alexis to no end! And what’s worse is the fact that they’re dropping her off with Great Aunt Mae, a woman in her seventies that Alexis has never met! Upon arriving in Virginia, Alexis discovers that for the last hundred years the townspeople of Summervale and Bedford County have been searching for a lost treasure buried somewhere in the area by a man named Thomas J. Beale. More importantly, the only clues to finding the fortune are in the form of cryptograms, codes that, when properly translated, tell the exact location of the bounty.  In a heart-pounding race to Beale’s Treasure, Alexis and her new friend, Olivia Boyd, join forces to solve the Beale ciphers before the dangerous family, the Woodmores, beat them to it – a seemingly impossible task since they always appear to be one step ahead of the girls at every turn.  Unless Alexis and Olivia can decipher Beale’s cryptograms in time, the treasure will be lost forever or worse—it will end up in the hands of the evil Woodmores…

BIO: Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Becca currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.

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