C is for Clues; The 39 Clues and the Cahills Versus Vespers

I had read snippets of the 39 Clues book to a class one day waaay back when I was substitute teaching but I had forgotten all about the series until just recently when I thought my boys might enjoy them.

I began reading them as a family read aloud and in no time they were hooked!  When Dan and Amy Cahills grandmother dies she leaves behind a will that leaves each of her relatives with a choice; they can have a million dollars or start on a clue hunt that will take them around the world, put them in great danger, and perhaps lead to the greatest discovery on Earth.  Dan and Amy know their grandmother wanted them to choose the clue hunt and so they begin on a perilous adventure with family member pitted against family member.

There are 11 books in the series and we thoroughly enjoyed each one.

After reading all about the mysterious Cahill family each and very day, we found that we could not stop reading when the 39 Clues ended and went on to read the next set of the books in the series: the Cahills Versus the Vespers.

In this next set of  6 books Dan and Amy team up with a few of their cousins to try and rescue friends and family members that have been kidnapped by the Cahill Family's greatest enemy; the Vespers.  Forced to break the law at times Dan and Amy are at the mercy of Vesper 1 to do his bidding in hopes that the hostages will be released unharmed.

The series does continue on but by the time we read these 17 books the boys decided they would like a break from the this series and find some new characters to enjoy together.

Others in this series:

A is for A to Z Mysteries
B is for Brian Selznick


  1. Oh, my kids loved these books! (and I got the chance to read them in the evenings when the kids were in bed... :) ) Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. I loved that I got to read along with them since I enjoyed the series so much too.

  2. Thanks for the review. I had not heard of these.

  3. Interesting looking series and one I don't know. - Lori

    1. It was quite interesting; we had such a fun time following along on the clue hunt.


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