Reviewed by Caleb S.

The End of the World Club is the second book in the Jaguar Stones trilogy. Max is back in Boston living with his parents, but things are anything but normal. Boston is in the middle of the longest dry spell in years but the Murphy household has had non-stop pouring rain for weeks. A tropical jungle seems to be growing in their house with real flora and fauna from San Xavier (the location of his last adventure).

Max’s mom has been reading books and trying to be a ‘good’ parent, while wallowing in self-denial about everything she went through in San Xavier. Then Max gets a visit from the Death Lords’ emissary, requiring Max to pay back his debt. Once more, Max is looking for the easy way out of his predicament when he gets duped AGAIN! Those Mayan Lords of Death are tricky!

With The End of the World Club, the Voelkels have written a great addition to the Jaguar Stones series.  One of my favorite parts of this installment occurred when a group visited a village in Spain where lying was forbidden (magically enforced).

Lord 6-Dog and his mother, Max and Lola are back as a team trying to thwart the Mayan forces of evil. The story is funny and thought provoking, a teenage story of maturing, taking responsibility and making the right choices . I enjoyed reading it and I am eagerly awaiting the last installation.

Check out our review of Middleworld, the first book in the trilogy

Rating: 4/5

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Goodman Media International. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.