Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Monday 21st September 2020 - 18:27:09

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - General > The Inventory: Iron Fist review

« The 39 Clues: Doublecross Book Four: Mission Atomic reviewThe 39 Clues: Doublecross Book Four: Mission AtomicThe Phoenix Presents: Mega Robo Bros reviewThe Phoenix Presents: Mega Robo Bros »

Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 7299 - The Inventory: Iron Fist
Author: Andy Briggs

The Inventory: Iron Fist
Price:
$19.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
September 2016

The Inventory: Iron Fist product reviews

Hidden under a small suburban town, the Inventory is a collection of the most incredible technology the world has NEVER seen: invisible camouflage, HoverBoots, indestructible metals, and the deadly war robot Iron Fist. Dev's uncle, Charles Parker, is the inventory's mild-mannered curator, with security provided by Eema, a beyond-state-of-the-art artificial intelligence system.

But security is catastrophically breached when Lot and Mason from school turn up unexpectedly and, hot on their heels, a ruthless gang of thieves working for the Collector and the Shadow Helix organisation. If the thieves succeed in their goal to seize the Iron Fist, Dev, his friends, and the world are in a whole heap of trouble.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
collector   dev parker   eema   hoverboot   invention   inventory   iron fist   kids books   scholastic   shadow helix   technology
Other listings you may be interested in:
Discworld : Map : Death's DomainDiscworld : Map : Death's Domain
Rating: 9.3
The Keys to the Kingdom: Sir ThursdayThe Keys to the Kingdom: Sir Thursday
Rating: 8.8
Back To Bed, Ed!Back To Bed, Ed!
Rating: 9.5
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Collection - Legend of the GuardiansGuardians of Ga'Hoole Collection - Legend of the Guardians
Rating: 9.0
Big Sister, Little SisterBig Sister, Little Sister
Rating: 8.8
Boy vs Beast - Battle of the Mega-Mutants: TorlavasaurBoy vs Beast - Battle of the Mega-Mutants: Torlavasaur
Rating: 7.8
The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner
Rating: 8.8
Giraffe and the Pelly and MeGiraffe and the Pelly and Me
Rating: 10.0
Geronimo Stilton #57: The Stinky Cheese VacationGeronimo Stilton #57: The Stinky Cheese Vacation
Rating: 9.6
Severed SoulsSevered Souls
Rating: 5.3
Daddy, You're AwesomeDaddy, You're Awesome
Rating: 10.0
Longbow GirlLongbow Girl
Rating: 10.0
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (#9)Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (#9)
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 7th of October, 2016

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.5/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

This is a book for every kid (young or old) who ever grew up surrounded by Sci-Fi books and movies, and dreamed of one day becoming an inventor of weird and wonderful technology. Mr 11 and I read it simultaneously, with some arguments as one of us invariably had the book when the other wanted to continue reading. Had he been younger, I could have read it to him, but he is of the age where he does his own reading, thank you very much!

However this did bring home to me just how gripping the story is. Although it is complete fantasy on one level, dealing as it does with the story of a boy whose improbable lifestyle could not be more different from that of a normal child, it also addresses the real life problems of dysfunctional family relationships, school yard bullies, friendship issues, and peer pressure to conform. When Dev does set out on his big adventure, he is accidentally teamed up with two unlikely youngsters - Lot and Mason - and discovers that, to his amazement, they can become good friends in the process.

The day before I started reading the book, I visited an art exhibition where the word "synaesthesia" was highlighted in terms of one artist's working style. It was interesting, therefore, that the same term was used with reference to Dev's abilities as it is one I have not often encountered in literature. This is, in fact, a skill that many people possess without even realising it: the unconscious tendency to link ideas to another sensation. They can see things in terms of colour or sound (among other possibilities), and this helps them to remember things more readily. Dev is able to sense how things work just by touching them and "feeling" what is happening inside them. I liked the way that he explained how this worked when Lot was puzzled; the explanation was simple enough for Mr 11 to grasp immediately.

The sheer number of gadgets and unlikely inventions described in the course of the story was more than unreal - it certainly made both me and Mr 11 want to visit the Inventory for ourselves so we could play with some of them and test them out. You are never too old for hi-tech toys, and some of them were described in such detail that it was fairly clear that they had been well researched. Others, I suspect, were pure invention - but there was a fine line between "real" and "possible", and some gadgets may have been a combination of both.

Both Mr 11 and I are hoping there will be a sequel in the near future. The book content is so rich that it would be a shame to not develop it further. We will be looking out for a follow-up to Dev's story with anticipation, and also following the development of the relationship with his unlikely team, Lot and Mason. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed reading the story and discussing it afterwards - a great way for family members to bond!

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 4715: The Very Brave Bear
Author: Nick Bland

Product image for The Very Brave BearThe Very Cranky Bear is back, and this time he's facing Boris Buffalo in a battle of bravery! But will something surprising send them both fleeing through the jungle?

This is Nick Bland's fourth book featuring the delightful and endearing 'Very Cranky Bear'. The Very Cranky Bear was first published in 2008 and has since become an international bestseller.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"What do you do when you discover an endangered animal that only eats endangered plants?"
anonymous

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream