THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER AND THE SHADOW OF DOUBT

After using his photographic memory to defeat Necros and her minions, Logan has seen his life change completely. Now, the Multinational Authority for Superhuman Control (MASC) is keeping a close eye on everything he does in order to keep him out of Necros’s clutches.

But when Logan stumbles upon the fact that Necros was in the area on the very same day he became an orphan, he can’t help but wonder—is MASC hiding the truth about who his parents really are?

When superheroes mysteriously start going missing, all signs point to the same supervillain who also may hold the clues to Logan’s past. Only Logan—along with his super-strong best friend, Elena, and their new bestie, Connie—can uncover the truth, find the missing superheroes, and stop Necros. Will Logan be able to save the day and uncover the truth about his birth parents before it’s too late?

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A full year has zipped by year since I reviewed The Unforgettable Logan Foster. The fun and unique story had me anxious for more. My wait is over with the release of The Unforgettable Logan Foster and the Shadow of Doubt.

Never boring, this action packed sequel continues Logan’s quest to figure out the identity of his birth parents and hopefully someday meet his little brother. His last memory is seeing them before he was abandoned at LAX at a younger age, In the meantime Logan lives with his Superhero parents (you can see them on the cover closely following Logan as they get ready to fly commercially. Yes, even superheroes have to go through airport security). Maggie and Gil would like to adopt Logan, but he is more focused on the past.

Logan has an eidetic memory giving him the ability to never forget anything. This unique trait also pushed him ahead a few grades, making him the shortest kid in high school. The action though is centered outside school. MASC, the organization his foster parents work for, would like to erase Logan’s memory. There’s also Necros, the opposition, who reaffirms her desire to change the world–most likely not in a good way. Super hero battles push the action to a thrilling conclusion.

The page count at 368 pages might scare away a few younger MG readers, but the nice thing about books is they can wait until a new reader is ready.

I’d certainly start with the first book so you get a full and meaningful understanding of Logan and those around him. You’ll likely come to the same conclusion: The series is the real superhero.

FIVE MORE THINGS TO LIKE ABOUT LOGAN FOSTER AND THE SHADOW OF DOUBT

  1. Family. Logan’s foster parents truly love this little guy. That makes them great in more ways than one.
  2. Friends. They always have your back even when you are being kidnapped by the enemy. Logan has a fantastic one with Elena and you’ll have to decide for yourself after experiencing new character Connie.
  3. Just who are the good guys and bad guys? The plot will have you guessing all the way to the end.
  4. Occasional full page illustrations bring out the fun, action, and emotions of each scene depicted.
  5. The ending hints at a book 3 with one question still unanswered. I’m happy for that as I am not ready to say goodbye to Logan Foster.

ABOUT THE UNFORGETTABLE SHAWN PETERS by SHAWN PETERS

I’ve written a little bit about a lot of things in a lot of places. Ads for huge premium cable networks and all kinds of small businesses. Movie ideas that ended up on the shelf and domestic date-nights that ended up in the newspapers. Columns about fantasy sports and books about a neurodiverse hero in the making. I live in Massachusetts with my wife, who is the best 5th grade teacher on the planet, my two kids, a dog and a cat that made me retype this by walking across the keyboard.

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About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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8 Responses to THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER AND THE SHADOW OF DOUBT

  1. I thought the first book sounded great too, but it’s still on my TBR! Hope to get to both books this year, sounds a great series. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I won the first book, and I really want to get to it after reading your review so that I can read book 2.

  3. Sometimes I think we are more excited than kids when we run across a really great series. Bookmarked it for my grandson. I thoroughly enjoyed your enthusiastic review. Foster parents with super powers — that’s a first. I’m going to check it out. Thanks!

  4. I’ve loved super heroes my whole life but have to admit, for some strange reason the super hero books I’ve come across have never worked for me. This one gives me hope that it could change that. I’ll have to hunt up the first one and give it a go!

    Thanks for hosting, and happy MMGM!

  5. carolbaldwin says:

    this sounds like such a fun book and well-written series. Thanks for the recommendation.

  6. This sounds like a fun series. Nice to see foster parents shown in a good light. Thanks for the review.

  7. Shawn Peters says:

    Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts on my sequel, Greg! I hope your readers (and the commenters above) will enjoy it as much. I love writing Logan and have really seen some wonderful things happen when the book gets in the right kids’ hands.

  8. I do wish books wouldn’t be so long at over 300 pages! However, that said, when it’s a really good book, I don’t want the book to end. So…. (Make up your mind, Maria!)

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