Do your children love sinking their teeth into a new series? Do they love books like The 39 Clues, The Infinity Ring and Conspiracy 365? Scholastic have just released a new series, called The Last Thirteen, that’s perfect for fans of these series and anyone who loves a fast-paced story full action, adventure, and mystery.
I click my fingers and everybody dies.
Sam wakes from his nightmare to discover the terrifying reality. It will come true.
Kidnapped from school and finding out his parents aren’t who he thinks they are, Sam is suddenly running from danger at every turn. Nothing will ever be the same again.
With his life and identity shattered, Sam’s salvation is tied to an ancient prophecy. He is in the final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all.
He alone can find the last 13.
Are you one of them?
The first book in The Last Thirteen series has just been released and James Phelan kicks it off with a bang. The first book sets the scene for the rest of the series, so we find out snippets of information about Sam, the Last Thirteen, and the organisations that want to get their hands on them. The Last Thirteen are a group of teenagers with a special ability that some people will kill to get their hands on – their dreams come true. Sam is the first of the 13 and the race is on to find the other 12 in order to save the world.
The plot races along (especially in the second half of the book) and the chapters are short, so readers will gobble it up and be waiting for the second book. Each of the books ends with a dramatic cliff-hanger, and the end of the first book certainly makes me want to read the next one to find out what happens.
Like similar series (39 Clues, Infinity Ring) there is a dedicated fan website, where fans can register online and gain VIP access to a range of exciting features. There’s also the chance to enter the competition, with your chance to become famous.
The Last Thirteen is perfect for ages 10+ who love action, adventure and mystery. Get your copy today and join the race to find the Last Thirteen.
Check out the book trailer and the video of James talking about the series:
3 thoughts on “The Last Thirteen by James Phelan”
Action , Adventure and Mystery are certainly the sacred Trinity of ingredients to make a book a Awesome read . And “The Last Thirteen ” sounds just that 🙂
What age level would this series be catered for e.g. primary / intermediate / college? As you say it is for young adult fiction.
It’s fine for intermediate and secondary (11+). Fairly easy read but high interest.