With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers' adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on—and the runners are playing for keeps.
My take: Chasing Mona Lisa is an intriguing tale of danger, theft, and a race against time. Unfortunately, nearly all the excitement takes place in the second half of the book. The beginning suffers from too many characters to keep track of, frequent bouncing around between all those characters, and not enough action. Once Gabi, Eric, and their new acquaintances Bernard and Colette are on the trail of the Mona Lisa, the book becomes much more engaging. I especially enjoyed the last few chapters, when I had no idea how Goyer and Yorkey would wrap things up, and I found the epilogue to be especially touching.
I really felt like this was two separate books. I'd give the first half two stars and the second half four stars for an average of three.
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