If You're Reading This, it's Too Late (The "Secret" Series)

Book 2 of 5 in the The Secret Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 6U5.259209

Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book.

OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong.

I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro!

Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all.

I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it---if you're reading this, it's too late.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316113689
ISBN-13: 9780316113687
36 Book Reviews
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  • headream100
    headream100Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:53 am55 stars
    I was kind of disappointed by the look of the homonculus. I thought it was a terrifying monster, but turns out it's just a grumpy cannibal that just loves eating stuff(humans included)
    • smanning
      Ms. ManningThursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm
      Level U
      • rozeb
        rozebWednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm55 stars
        I've read all the books in this series and they are so good! If you love good mysteries, you will absolutely love this book. It follows Cass and Max-Ernest through their second journey. The author is so funny, everyone I turn a page I crack up. No lie.
        • devorino_swimha
          devorino_swimhaFriday, April 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm55 stars
          this book rocks!
          • margotcreekside
            margotcreeksideTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:26 am55 starsFeatured
            this book is a total star! I loved it you should really read it! But you won't understand anything about it if you don't read The Name Of This Is Secret. But, besides that, this book rocks!!!
            • paigey
              paigeyWednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:27 am
              I read this so funny and intense one part almost made me cry hey I said almost but you have too read the last part
              • tadashawalters
                tadashawaltersWednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:55 am55 stars
                Beware! Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book. OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first liter
                • champagne111
                  champagne111Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 12:00 am44 stars
                  Incredible book! Love it ! Cass and Max (not to mention that i like Max better than Ernest *.* ) had finally joined the Terces society. You see how secret is written in backward? XD
                  • percyj123
                    percyj123Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:13 am44 stars
                    good book mystery and suspenseful
                    • lavender
                      lavenderTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm55 stars
                      This is the second book in the secret series . As mysterious , exiting and adventurous as the rest of the books in the series . Super interesting and keeps your eyes glued to the pages . The adventure in which Cass and Max-Ernest are joined by Yo Yoji in their quest to find the homunculus . It's a must read book .