Title: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Tiger Trouble! by Grant Goodman
Genre: Fiction – Middle Grade Adventure
Length: 196 pages
Publication Date: April 30, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Rating – 4/5
SECRET MISSIONS. SPIN KICKS. SINISTER GHOSTS.
Thirteen year-old Agent Darcy is one of the top students at the Bureau of Sneakery, where there are three rules every agent must follow: never make friends with an outsider, never speak of the Bureau, and never reveal your real name. Lately, Darcy has hit a rough patch: her rival, Agent Serena, keeps outdoing her. If things keep going this way, Darcy is convinced that no one will ever assign her a real mission. Ninja Steve’s city, Ninjastoria, is the home of sword fights, throwing stars, and Tae Kwon Donuts. Unlike his genius older sister, twelve year-old Steve isn’t the best ninja student. He’d rather be swinging a sword instead of taking notes in class. Steve, however, is about to learn that being a true ninja means far more than being able to use a sword. When Darcy is sent to Ninjastoria as an exchange student, it will turn both of their lives upside-down and raise all kinds of questions: What do the mecha-moles want? Who is the man in the gray mask? What do ninjas eat for lunch? And why is there a menacing tiger on the cover of this book? Time to read and find out!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today I am sharing with you my review for Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Tiger Trouble! I’d like to take a moment and thank the author Grant Goodman for giving me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Tiger Trouble! is a middle grade adventure told in the alternating perspectives of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve. When Darcy gets sent on a mission to infiltrate the ninja school and gain Intel on one of their most secret hidden artifacts, she quickly befriends Steve. Soon though they find themselves in the middle of a ghost chase and both are affected in ways they never would have imagined.
I had ALOT of fun reading this book. I ended up giving this book a four out of five star rating because of how much I liked the story and how much I enjoyed it. I thought it was really fun, fast paced and an overall entertaining read.
It is a middle grade adventure so the characters are young and the feel of it is young as well but, as an adult I was certainly entertained by it so I think it is a great book for all ages to enjoy. There were definitely parts that actually made me laugh out loud, which was really great because not every book does that so I can appreciate when one does. The only thing that I wanted more out of was the big fight. I wanted it to be a much bigger event than it was but it was still fun to read. This book went by pretty fast because my attention was held the entire time and at a little over 190 pages it’s a pretty light read.
I think that if you are a fan of middle grade books or know any kids who would love to read a story involving ninjas, ghosts, and spies this would definitely be a great read. It was definitely a great time and I would love to continue the series and see what happens with these characters. I think my niece and nephew would enjoy this book so I am going to be recommending it to them! You can purchase a copy on Amazon here: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Tiger Trouble!
About the Author
Grant Goodman teaches middle school English in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is fueled by Ray Bradbury stories, spicy curry, and 9:30 Club concerts. Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Tiger Trouble! is his debut novel.