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The Cloak Society
The Cloak Society Series, Book 1
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The first in a thrilling, action-packed middle grade trilogy, which School Library Journal declared "will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books.The Cloak Society: An...
The first in a thrilling, action-packed middle grade trilogy, which School Library Journal declared "will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books.The Cloak Society: An...
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  • The first in a thrilling, action-packed middle grade trilogy, which School Library Journal declared "will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books.

    The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago the Cloak Society was defeated by Sterling City's superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, and vanished without a trace. But the villains have been waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. . . .

    Twelve-year-old Alex Knight is a dedicated junior member of Cloak who has spent years mastering his telekinetic superpowers and preparing for the day when Cloak will rise to power again. Cloak is everything he believes in.

    But during his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: He saves the life of a Junior Ranger of Justice. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders what, exactly, he's been fighting for.

About the Author-

  • Jeramey Kraatz is the author of the Space Runners series and the Cloak Society series, and he is a graduate of the MFA writing program at Columbia University. Jeramey lives in Texas, where he sometimes teaches, sometimes writes cartoon scripts, and is always up for queso. You can fi nd him at www.jerameykraatz.com or on Twitter @jerameykraatz.

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  • DOGO Books happypug12 - This book was awesome! It also had interesting superpowers mentioned. It explains how Alex feels and makes me hate the bad guys so much.I love this book!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 1, 2012
    Born into the Cloak Society, a cadre of superpowered scientists gone bad, Alex Knight, a telekinetic 12-year-old, has a crisis of conscience during his first mission when he saves the life of a junior member of the Cloak Society’s mortal rivals, the Rangers of Justice. When Alex runs into Kirbie at the mall (even supervillains need to shop), his qualms about his capacity for violence flower into full-blown self-doubt. This is especially tricky since Alex’s mother’s superpower is mind-reading. Bummer! A friend tells Alex what he already knows: “ympathizing with your sworn enemy will cause you nothing but problems. I’ve read Shakespeare. I know how this sort of thing ends.” The showdown between the Cloak Society and the Rangers supplies bloodshed and devastation, but no real ending; more like a push of the pause button. Those left alive must form new alliances while they await the next episode. There’s little new in Kraatz’s debut, a Full Fathom Five property, but readers should find it easy to dig into the rapid-fire, comic book–style action. Ages 8–12. Agent: Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor.

  • School Library Journal

    December 1, 2012

    Gr 5-8-Like many kids, Alex isn't sure he wants to continue in the family business and is struggling to find his own path. Complicating matters: the family business is super-villainy. His great-grandfather was a founding member of the Cloak Society, a team of radiation-enhanced bad guys whose powers range from controlling electricity to super strength and, in Alex's case, telekinesis. His mother, nicknamed Shade, is telepathic, which presents the ultimate kid nightmare: his mother really can read his mind. On his 12th birthday, Alex stumbles in his first field test-a bank robbery-when his powers cannot open the vault and he impulsively saves Kirbie, a shape-shifting member of The Rangers of Justice and Cloak's superhero counterparts. Alex's suspicions of Cloak's true motives, coupled with his clandestine friendship with Kirbie, make him further question his future. Does he want to use his powers as a destructive force, or can he be more than just a weapon? Alex defies his parents and Cloak, fighting with the Rangers of Justice in a climactic final battle that will leave readers eagerly waiting for what comes next. Kraatz persuasively chronicles Alex's change of heart, from the opening chapter's funny and inventive pro-villain manifesto to his growing unease and courageous decision to leave the only life he's ever known. Readers who enjoy comic-book action will appreciate the original fantasy world with a detailed backstory and myriad intriguing characters. This debut novel is a strong start to a series that will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson" books (Hyperion).-M. Kozikowski, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY

    Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • School Library Journal

    "An original fantasy world with a detailed backstory and myriad intriguing characters. This debut novel is a strong start to a series that will likely find the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books."

  • Publishers Weekly

    "Readers should find it easy to dig into the rapid--fire, comic book--style action."

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