The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1) by Liesl Shurtliff

The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1)

When Matt, Ruby, and Corey Hudson discover their subway train is actually a time-traveling eighteenth-century frigate captained by a mysterious pirate, they are thrown into a series of adventures that offer cryptic clues about their past and their future.

Details The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1)

TitleThe Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1)
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Adventure, Steampunk

Reviews The Mona Lisa Key (Time Castaways #1)

  • michelle
    * Thank you to Eidelweiss and Harper Collins for an advanced DRC of this book. All opinions are my own.While a big fan of Liesl Shurtliff, this particular book didn't grab me the way I had hoped it would. The concept of three kids traveling through time seemed fascinating, but I kept waiting for something to actually happen. I was also waiting for their parents to become a part of the story, especially as I figured out their role quite early on i...
  • Nicole Wagner
    Disclaimer: did not finish.I received an advance reader copy of this book, and I'm aware that it's an uncorrected proof. But the continuity problems were bad enough to make this already bland book plainly unreadable. Example: trio of kids gets on subway on their way to school. It's April, it's New York, they're rushing, it's 8-ish a.m. The mysterious train is a time machine. They get off the train and it's Paris, 1911. The sky is blue, without a ...
  • Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
    When Matt Hudson and his slightly younger twin siblings Ruby and Corey board a Metro train in their home town of New York City, they learn why their parents have always strict forbidden them from taking public transit. The children wind up on the Vermillion, a time-travelling ship, headed by pirate Captain Vincent and a crew of orphans from different eras, each with his or her own special talent. The Hudsons willingly join the adventurous band pu...
  • Darla
    There are a number of moving parts in this book -- literally. The time travelling ship can morph into most any other type of transportation from a yacht to a train to a golf cart. Behind all the travelling is a magic compass. I got a bit of a Back In Time vibe from this book. This series will be appealing to both boys and girls and teaches a bit about history in the midst of all the action. I look forward to learning more answers to the mystery o...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusDid not meet the needs of my collection at this time.
  • Michele Knott
    I really liked the story until the end. The end I loved because it was fast and fun but then I didn’t like it at all because it ended!!! Already looking forward to book #2....
  • Ken
    A most imaginative read. I think I may have taken that train. Excellent read for YA.
  • PaleHorsemen
    Read for a review. A good book about time adventures and family