Masterminds: Criminal Destiny

Masterminds: Criminal Destiny

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"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."-James Patterson

The second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman.

The clones of Project Osiris are free-but they're being hunted. . . . After their narrow escape from their "perfect" hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars-are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be?

What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they're cloned from-and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth. But the outside world isn't exactly what they expected-strangers aren't just unfriendly, they're dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom-and trapped in Serenity for good.

On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison-Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 17mm | 212g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062300032
  • 9780062300034
  • 191,504

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"A thrilling and fun series perfect for middle grade adventure seekers -- School Library Journal "Cat-and-mouse chase scenes deliver thrills...Volume 3 can't get here soon enough." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Packed with enough thrilling action and suspense to keep the pages turning...[a] highly entertaining series." -- Booklist "Ideal for reluctant readers...middle school fans of Korman's novels will devour this title while anxiously awaiting the concluding volume in the series." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for MASTERMINDS: "A terrific page-turner. Full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up." -- James Patterson Praise for MASTERMINDS: "Masterminds takes readers on a wild ride with terrific humor, a surprising mystery, and characters you can't help but root for."- -- Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series and the Five Kingdoms series Praise for MASTERMINDS: "It's hard to express how much I loved Masterminds without spoiling it. Real characters that make you laugh, twists that genuinely surprise, a plot that reveals itself perfectly. Another instant classic by one of my favorite authors."- -- James Dashner, bestselling author of the Maze Runner series Praise for MASTERMINDS: "[A] compelling, twisty mystery . . . [with] a truly gratifying payoff" -- Booklist (starred review) Praise for MASTERMINDS: "This tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending." -- Publishers Weekly Praise for MASTERMINDS: "A fresh premise, good pacing, surprising twists and engaging characters all combine to make this a series worth following." -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for MASTERMINDS: "This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. A wonderful start to what promises to be a thrilling series." -- School Library Journal Praise for UNGIFTED: "Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for UNGIFTED: "From its lovable-robot jacket art to its satisfying conclusion, this will please Korman's fans and win him new ones." -- ALA Booklist Praise for UNGIFTED: "Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike ... The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale." -- School Library Journal Praise for UNGIFTED: "Funny and insightful." -- Publishers Weekly
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About Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman wrote his first book at age fourteen and since then has written more than eighty-five middle grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, Book One: The Medusa Plot; Ungifted; Pop; and Schooled. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. You can visit him online at
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Rating details

1,416 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 47% (668)
4 37% (528)
3 14% (192)
2 1% (19)
1 1% (9)
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