Review by Satya Rajendra, Grade 7


Desert Dark by Sonja Stone

Nadia Riley has been selected to go to an elite school known as Desert Mountain Academy. What she or her parents don’t know is that the school is actually a secret training facility for future CIA black-ops members. But there is also a double-agent working in the facility. The overall story was a very interesting one and a book most people will enjoy reading.

I really enjoyed how the author wrote about everyone’s experience from their point of view. When one person was very sad or depressed, the author illustrates what they felt and how they acted in response perfectly. The characters all had different points of view on many important issues, and the author did very well to describe how each character felt differently about the situation.

Overall, this book is a good read, and everyone interested in a good spy story should read this. The characters were funny and serious when the plot needed them to be. The plot and storyline were also very compelling, and I couldn’t wait to get up each day and start reading it again. This is probably one of the most exciting books I have read in awhile.  I would rate it 4.7/5 stars. -Satya Rajendra, Grade 7


The book is currently on order for the library.

336 pages


Thank you to the publisher for providing a free Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.