Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Hunchback Assignments

My family recently had a "staycation". What is a "staycation", you ask? It's a time where no one leaves the house over the weekend, and we all just read and watch movies and eat yummy treats. It's wonderful. Anywho, during this "staycation", I finally got my hands on a series of books that I've been wanting to read.
The Hunchback Assignments is a sci-fi spin off of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
 The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association, a spy agency behind Brittania’s efforts to rule the empire. At 14, Modo is left on the streets of London to fend for himself. When he encounters Octavia Milkweed, another Association agent, the two uncover a plot by the Clockword Guild behind the murders of important men. Furthermore, a mad scientist is turning orphan children into automatons to further the goals of the Guild. Modo and Octavia journey deep into the tunnels under London and discover a terrifying plot against the British government. It’s up to them to save their country.


This wasn't the best book I had ever read, although it was a fun read. There wasn't a bit of language through the whole book, although I found it slightly dark in some places. If you like sci-fi, this is the book for you! It's a quick read, and you won't be bored while immersed The Hunchback Assignments.

Happy reading, everyone!

<3 Clara


  1. How interesting. Sci-fi isn't often for me, so I'll probably never read it, but it's an interesting concept.

    Oh, did you hear the I love the Mistmantle Chronicles? I told you what I thought about them on your post 'Four Books You must Read.'

    1. I'm going to check my other post right now! I'm SO glad you love them. Aren't they just the most perfect, whimsical, wonderful books? Fingal is my favorite character. He's just adorable.

    2. They are wonderful! Once again, I'm always surprised how epic and intense tales with animals as stars can be.

      Fingal is adorable! He displays an otter's personality so perfectly! I really enjoy all the hero characters. Crispin is a favorite of mine as well.

    3. Oh, yes. Crispin is a wonderful character. Juniper is another favorite. And Padra. And Hope...the list goes on!

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  3. Very nice review.