About the Book: Into the Lion’s Den in the first book in the Devlin Quick series by Linda Fairstein. It has 315 pages and was published on November 15th, 2016 by Dial Books. It has a Lexile measure of 740 and is a modern day, middle grade mystery about a map theft twelve year Devlin Quick and her two friends Liza and Booker solve.
My Review: Into the Lion’s Den is an entertaining book that has some pretty awesome characters. Overall had a pretty cool storyline but wasn’t what I would call a thriller. It wasn’t boring by any means but there wasn’t tons of action; it was more collecting evidence and hunting down the thief rather than intense fight scenes and high-speed chases. As stated before, the characters were pretty awesome, especially Devlin. Although Devlin had shortcomings, she was a good character who was always ready to lead and didn’t stop when things got tough. Devlin’s grandmother was also a really great character, as she cared about changing the world more than anything else. All the rest of the characters, Liza, Booker, Devlin’s mom, Sam Cody, and Natasha were also enjoyable to read about. Some parts of this book were a little hard to follow and had to be re-read to fully understand what they really meant, but overall it was a fun story. One of the things I most loved about this story was the theme. It was really fantastic, as it shows the importance of fighting for what you believe in and standing up for your for your friends. Even though this story wasn’t completely realistic, it did have many interesting elements and I will definitely be reading the sequel.