The Manolo Matrix
The Codebreaker Trilogy by Julie Kenner
Review: The individual books of the best trilogies should be able to stand on their own, but The Manolo Matrix fails in this regard. The basis of the scavenger hunt (clues from Broadway plays) seems overly contrived, and the relationship between Jennifer and Devlin is never believable. The book is billed as an action-packed mystery and romantic comedy, but it is neither of these. It seems the author was simply trying to fill in the gap between the first and third books as quickly as possible with little regard to plot or character development.
Acknowledgment: Book Trends provided an ARC of The Manolo Matrix for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in The Manolo Matrix: New York City
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