Spy School Revolution by Stuart Gibbs. Genre: Fiction
Read previous books in the Spy School series before reading this review.
The book begins after the defeat of SPYDER when Ben and his friends feel like they can
finally live in peace. However, a CIA conference room next to the academy is blown up and
Erica Hale, one of Ben’s closest friends, is revealed to be the bomber. A new organization,
Croatoan, claims responsibility for the attack and Ben now begins a new fight against the new
evil group. Ben knows Erica would not defect, so he sets out to prove that she was forced to
carry out the attack. He travels around the country searching for encrypted clues about the
strange organization. However, he does not know who to trust as any of his friends may have
defected to the new organization. As Ben learns more about the evil organization, Murray Hill,
his archnemesis, returns with a new twist. As Ben races to save Erica, the new organization
continues to plot against Ben in an action-packed novel.
I thought this book was a good part of the series, but it wasn’t as good as the prequels.
There was not a clear resolution to the conflict in the end and it did not have the usual Spy School
flair the previous novels had with the introduction of the new villain. I would recommend this
book to anyone who has read previous novels and enjoyed them.
Cover: I thought the cover was interesting and represented the new challenge that Ben
and his friends would face in the novel.