Book Review: The Secret War (A Jack Blank Adventure) and an AWESOME contest to win original artwork!



Matt Myklusch, author of the Jack Blank Adventures series (The Accidental Hero and The Secret War SEE my REVIEW of this book below!) has generously given me a SIGNED,  ORIGINAL drawing he did, based on his awesome books, to give away to a lucky reader! Check it out!

Jack vs Revile (7.5"x11")


All you have to do to enter the contest is comment in the comment section of this post and have an address I can send your prize to! I will draw the winner from all the comments. If you are under 18, make sure you ask your parents if it is OK to enter. Remember to include a working email address so I can email you if you win. Only one entry per email address. The contest opens NOW and will close on October 7th. I will pick the lucky winner on the 8th and email them to get the address to send their prize to. GOOD LUCK!

Now for my review!

The Secret War (Jack Blank Adventure)

By Matt Myklusch

544 Pages – Ages 9+

Published August 2011 by Aladdin

Just a short time ago, Jack didn’t know who he was or where he belonged or why he could do things other kids couldn’t. That was before Jack realized he was actually from The Imagine Nation. The Imagine Nation is the place where superheroes live and are trained. Jack has now made his home here and is now an official superhero in training. He is learning how to use his power -he can control machines -even talk to them! Everyone in the Imagine Nation thinks Jack is the biggest celebrity there ever was because he defeated the evil warrior, Revile. Well… almost everyone. There are some in the Imagine Nation that are working hard to find out Jack’s secrets, secrets that may destroy him.

Jack uncovers a plot for a second Rüstov invasion (Rüstovs are aliens that can take over humans and machines and want to control the whole world). He realizes he has to tell his friends about his connection to Revile and hope that they still trust him and help him stop the invasion. If that wasn’t enough trouble, one of the Imagine Nation’s Secreteers (the Secreteers are agents in charge of keeping all of the Imagine Nation’s secrets) got infected with the Rüstov virus and is giving away all of the secrets of The Imagine Nation, including Jack’s! Can Jack and his friends stop the invasion and save The Imagine Nation? 

The Secret War starts off a year later from where The Accidental Hero left off. I did a guest review of The Accidental Hero on Michelle Isenhoff’s blog, Bookworm Blather, and you can read it HERE. I really liked The Accidental Hero and The Secret War was EVEN BETTER! The Imagine Nation is an amazing place and Mr. Myklusch’s description of it really gives you an idea of what it looks like and what it’s like to live in it. There is a lot that goes on in the plot of the book but it’s easy to follow and the story really keeps you interested. There were cool new characters introduced in this book like Lorem Ipsum and Trea and of course favorite characters from the first book coming back like Skerren and Stendeval. This action-packed book is just fun to read! I can’t wait for the third book!

To learn more about Jack Blank and The Imagine Nation visit the Jack Blank website by clicking HERE.

I give The Secret War five out of five book worms!

Categories: Age 9+, Erik's Favs

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24 replies

  1. The Accidental Hero was a great book! I didn’t know there was a second book! PICK ME TO WIN!!

  2. What a great prize! I hope I win!

  3. How about this one? Am I allowed to enter this one (I like the picture 🙂 )?

  4. I just finished reading The Secret War and I agree it was really good! I also liked the Accidental Hero. I would really like to win the drawing!

  5. How about me can I win. I “ll give you extra dessert.

  6. This would look great on my classroom wall! @oms6th & @teacher6th
    Great review-I can’t wait to read this!

  7. OOOH! I’m in! My son would love this!

  8. I would like to win the drawing! I read the Accidental Hero. Jack Blank is great!

  9. I’d like to win please!

  10. Hmmmm. Is this contest sanctioned by the NYS Lottery? Audited by Coopers & Price?

  11. i so wantto win read the first 2 and am dying for the third, when will it come out and i realy want to win !!!!!! 🙂

  12. I just started reading the Accidental Hero and I really like it. I’d like to win the drawing. Thank you!

  13. I got the Secret War for my birthday and I totally luved it!!! Writing like that makes me want to be an Author 😉 Thanks Matt

  14. Awesome Contest! Cool post too! I am going to read these books now! I would love that picture too!

  15. I loved the first book in the series – I’ll definitely have to check out the second one!


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