Today’s book review is about a fellow Consortium artist and another book that I have had the honor of editing. The Plundered Parent Protocol is the first book involving the TEEN agents. That’s Teenage Extra normal Emergency Network, the agency that takes over the cases that the adults aren’t man enough to handle. Josh Unruh’s first novel is a young adult spy-fi focusing on thirteen-year-old best friends Elly Mourning, Hea Jung Noone, and Saturday Knight. After their dads are kidnapped by mysterious robots, the girls are on a resucue operation!
The problem is, nobody believes them. Except for TEEN. Elly, Hea, and Saturday are recruited as agents and sent on a mission to bring down a maniacal ten-year-old genius.
The thing that I love about this book is that it accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. That is bring a fun spy adventure with three strong heroines and more than one intriguing villain. While there’s no doubt that the bad guys are doing bad things, you still like them and enjoy everything that they do. The girls, too, are very fun to watch and see interact. Elly is the natural leader and “plan” girl, Hea is the gymnast, able to maneuver any trap, and Saturday is the technical genius. The way that they work together is entertaining and inspiring. If only we all had two friends that we could absolutely rely on and be super spy agents together with.
Here’s what Josh has to say about his book:
There’s plenty of weird gadgets, exciting espionage, and plots for world domination in TEEN Agents. But at its heart, it’s a story about three girls who want to save their dads but have to grow up quite a bit to do it.Right now, I’m the father of just one kid, a little boy. He and I watch all kinds of adventure cartoons, read comic books, and I continue to take in all that genre fiction I’ve always loved. But now I have an eye as to when I can share it with him.I’d also like to be the father of a little girl someday. I don’t want to climb a soapbox, but it’s pretty hard to find stuff to excite and empower my hypothetical little girl.But it shouldn’t be that way.I should have as much strange and exciting genre fiction with young heroines as I have with heroes. Since I don’t, I decided to do something about that.
All in all, I enjoyed reading TEEN agents, and I recommend it to anyone who is young at heart and enjoys a good time. And here’s the best part:
For all of today, the Kindle edition of this book is completely free.
So go download it. You won’t be sorry you did.