Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets by Jeffrey Cook (Review by Valerie – #NerdGirlVal)

Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets by Jeffrey Cook

Title: Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets

Author: Jeffrey Cook 

Published Date: January 29th 2015

Genre: YA SciFi/Mystery


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She’d never said, “I want to join the Secret Police when I grow up.”

Of course, Mina Cortez hadn’t known there were secret police. She just knew she’d rather be a ballerina than a florist. But in 2154, though the world has mostly recovered from the supervolcano, vocational education is still programmed based on aptitude testing. An implanted skill chip can give the recipient many things, but not longer legs. So Mina fully expected to end up inheriting her family’s flower shop and landscaping business someday.

Like three generations before her, she had the nose for it.

She didn’t expect one of her best friends to be kidnapped. She didn’t expect to be inducted into a covert organization by desperate authorities. She didn’t expect to have to be grateful for her other best friend’s ‘undead’ Chevy. She didn’t expect programmed spy information to come with the taste of aluminum on her tongue — or a burning sensation when she fought its impulses. She didn’t expect fights, car chases, family secrets, bureaucrats acting as espionage cheerleaders, electro-magnetic pulses, or the frequent scent of gun oil.

She definitely didn’t expect to still have to deliver flowers while figuring it all out


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***Valerie – #NerdGirlVal’s  Review***
This book is an awesome fast paced mystery. It takes place way in the future, when the government decides what your job will be and implants a chip for that job. Mina thought she was going to follow in the family business. But she found herself in a job she never dreamed of. And she couldn’t tell anyone what it was.
This story is full of suspense, wild action, mystery, twists and turns and a surprise ending. I couldn’t put the book down. It was well written to keep your attention and wanting to see what happens. It was full of surprises and determination of a very young girl and her friend. This book is excellent for all ages to read, Junior high would be perfect. I really enjoyed this book!


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  • Kel

    Oooh, this is right up my alley, thanks for sharing!!

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