Reviewed by: Kate, Age 13 from Indiana
This is the 3rd book of a series that is mostly from the point of veiw of Cassandra with some from her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji. Cass is the descendent of the Joker, who knew the secret to everlasting life. Cass and her friend are part of the society the Joker started: the Terces society that battles the Midnight Sun, who know the secret to long life. Cass’ mom is kidnapped by one of them, a half-blind cook who is searching for the recipe for the chocolate of time. Cass is captured too when she tries to save her mom, and they make her try the partialy done recipe, and she goes back in time to see the Joker but is brought back to present time before she can find out what the secret is.
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It falls on Max-Ernest to save them – with a samurai, for Yo-Yoji’s mind has transformed into one of his ancestors.
That’s it for now – I don’t want to spoil too much.