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Review: The Jump by Brittney Morris

Having really enjoyed Slay and The Cost of Knowing, I was so excited for The Jump. I love the idea of a city wide scavenger hunt meets a friend group. And while it went a little fast, I enjoyed this one! Keep reading this book review of The Jump for my full thoughts.


Influence is power. Power creates change. And change is exactly what Team Jericho needs.

Jax, Yas, Spider, and Han are the four cornerstones of Team Jericho, the best scavenger hunting team in all of Seattle. Each has their own Jax, the puzzler; Yas, the parkourist; Spider, the hacker; and Han, the cartographer. But now with an oil refinery being built right in their backyard, each also has their own problems. Their families are at risk of losing their jobs, their communities, and their homes.

So when The Order, a mysterious vigilante organization, hijacks the scavenger hunting forum and concocts a puzzle of its own, promising a reward of influence, Team Jericho sees it as the chance of a lifetime. If they win this game, they could change their families’ fates and save the city they love so much. But with an opposing team hot on their heels, it’s going to take more than street smarts to outwit their rivals.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

For me, The Jump has action, puzzles, and activism all wrapped up in one. As someone who loved the themes and the idea kernel behind The Cost of Knowing, it took me a bit to get into this one. The multiple POVs make The Jump fly by as we are flipped between four different characters. Not only is this story almost non-stop action, but the constant flipping makes it feel very cinematic and quick. I would have liked a few moments where we could have slowed it down a bit and sunk more into the activism, but for YA readers I think this will be great!

The Jump is full of conspiracies, betrayals, and secrets. Amongst the chases there’s this real danger not only in the heights of their schemes, but also their positions are marginalized teens. It’s a story that celebrates and emphasizes friendship, solidarity, and community. About realizing the dangers in our midst, the motivations that sometimes aren’t enough, and how much stronger we are together.

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What is your favorite literary scavenger hunt?

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