From the Publisher
"A page turner that kids and their parents will love reading . . . thrilling adventure."
Catherine Hughes, Sr. Editor, National Geographic KIDS magazine
"I would give this book three-thumbs-up, but I only have two thumbs."
7th grader, Joliet Middle School
Montana Science Teachers Association Newsletter
"This is a delightful tale of kids working together, much as you would find in the Lemony Snicket books. Readers will look forward to more stories about the Prometheus Project."
Curled Up With a Good Kids Book
"I was captivated by Captured. I found the second book in this great series as entertaining and action filled as the first book."
"This is a thrilling adventure story, guaranteed to kick-start the imaginations of young readers."
A thrilling adventure story, guaranteed to kick-start the imaginations of young readers.
Included in The California Department of Education's Recommended Literature for Science and Math.
For Richards, whose novels are aimed at children ages 9-13, it was a chance to present ‘scientific theory in ways I thought kids would enjoy.'
Fast-paced adventure . . . great fun . . . very well written.
A page-turner that kids-and their parents-will love reading. The entertainment factor never wanes.
Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Ryan and Regan Resnick are the youngest members of a group of scientists working on the top-secret Prometheus Project. Their goal is to explore, analyze, and protect the advanced technology contained in an underground city built by an alien race called the Qwervy. Their work is threatened, however, when another alien, an enemy of the Qwervy, discovers the city and invades it with a group of human mercenaries. The Prometheus security forces and scientists are taken hostage, but, in a lucky accident, Ryan and Regan are not. It is left to them to figure out how to free the hostages, defeat the alien and his men, and ultimately save earth from an alien take-over. Using their wits and their knowledge of science, the children succeed, earning them medals from the President of the United States for their valor. The plot of the novel is interesting and well constructed, and it is fortified with solid science and examples of the scientific method. The two heroes, Ryan and Regan, are good role models; they use their minds to figure out solutions to problems and they persevere until they find their answers. Unfortunately, this novel, the second one in the "Prometheus" series, suffers from the same problems as the first one. Lack of good editing fails to correct misspellings and errors in punctuation and capitalization. There are still far too many italicized words and cliches. There is also an awkward prologue, in which the author attempts to sum up the main points of Trapped, the first book in the series, instead of weaving those points into the new book. The absence of good editing prevents this book from being a first-rate science fiction novel for youngsters. Reviewer: Leona Illig