Title: Schooled (Codename: Winger #2)
Author: Jeff Adams
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: May 1st 2018
Genre(s): Mystery & Suspense, YA
Page Count: 186 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Codename: Winger: Book Two
Theo Reese is a high school student who’s also a secret agent. Usually those lives are kept separate, but now he must be both at once.
Theo lends his expertise to his school’s computer science club as they gear up for a competition, but his talents are also required by the covert agency he works for. Someone has stolen an encrypted key that can allow them to control the nation’s energy grids. The possibilities are catastrophic unless Theo and his team can reclaim the file.
Theo locates the file in an unexpected place—the computer science competition. As Winger, his secret identity, he must recover the file and keep his teammates safe from the unscrupulous thieves…. But can he do it without revealing his secrets? He can’t blow his cover, especially with so many of his classmates around.
This was a great second instalment of the Codename: Winger series. It kept the things that I enjoy in the previous book and this time it was easier to understand everyone’s names and code names since I already knew them.
One of the things that I missed were the interactions between Theo and his parents, I love seeing families interact in books and that was one of the things that I loved from Tracker Hacker. I didn’t have that on this book but I still love other things that were going on.
The book is really fast paced, it was so easy to read it, I couldn’t put it down. There isn’t too much action going on, which is fine by me, but it still have some really exciting moments. It had a nice plot and some great unexpected moments. The technology talk that had me guessing what it mean, and losing would interest in the first book, was less in this one and somehow it was easier to understand this time around. I loved the school time Theo spend with his partners. The story had a good balance between Theo the student and Theo de secret agent, this time the story was more center in the school field.
There were less Theo and Eddie moments in this instalment, which was a little disappointing because they are such a beautiful couple, but the moments they shared were really adorable. I was mostly interest in Dean, he was a fascinating character. I kept guessing about him all the time. He wasn’t a perfect character and that was great, maybe that’s the exact reason why I loved him the most. I sure hope to know more of him in the future.
Definitely recommend it for readers who enjoy YA books with a bit of action on them.