Spy Toys: Out of Control by Mark Powers
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Spy Toys: Out of Control by Mark Powers

Out of Control CoverToy Story meets James Bond in the second book in this incredible action-packed series!


Fresh from the success of their first mission, our heroes the Spy Toys – Dan the Snugaliffic Cuddlestar bear, Arabella the Loadsasmiles Sunshine Doll and Flax the custom-made police robot rabbit – are ready for their next task. This time, the secret code that controls every Snaztacular Ultrafun toy has been stolen and all over the world toys are revolting and turning against the children who own them.

Can Arabella disguise herself as a super-sweet little doll in order to find out more from the daughter of Snaztacular’s top scientist? Can Dan and Flax chase down Jade the Jigsaw, the puzzling prime suspect for the robbery? And can they save the day before the mind-controlled toys forget what it means to play nice?

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36035921-spy-toys
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0744RCYB9

I couldn’t be happier that I read this little number. If I’m totally honest with you guys, if you dcouln’t tell, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump for the past few months, and this was the first book I’ve picked up since that slump, and sure heck I’m glad I did, as it was the perfect little ditty to get me out of it!

Spy Toys: Out of Control is aimed at middle grade school readers, and is perfect for all ages really, especially those who have grown up watching Toy Story (like me)! I loved that there was a futuristic setting to this, and we know that the adventure takes place either in 2020 or sometime after that, which I thought was great, considering you don’t often see that from a story aimed at this age group. This world that author Mark Powers has created is fantastic, and I absolutely love it. I think if I were ever to write a children’s book it would probably be set somewhere along the lines of this!

I find there’s something just so innocent about these kinds of books, and it’s why I gladly joined Mark’s blog tour and decided to review his book. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for MG books, as they are the gateway-drug (if you will) to children becoming voracious readers when they’re older!

Mark was also kind enough to join us a few weeks ago as part of his blog tour for Spy Toys, where he kindly provided a guest post here on WBW telling us all about his Top 5 Crime-Fighting Duos! If you haven’t checked that out, go ahead and click that link there, and it will bring you straight to it!


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