Friday, October 15, 2010

The Red Pyramid

So I finally finished reading Rick Riordan's newest book The Red Pyramid and wanted to post my review on here.

Great first book of another fantastic mythology-based YA series by Rick Riordan! It's obvious from the ending that there will be another or several books, and I am excited to read them. It didn't take me over a month to read it but rather a couple days, I just started school in the middle so it kind of got put on the back burner. I must say for the first book in a series it was rather long, and a bit slow in the beginning, but definitely picked up from about page 200 on to the end. I started with the audio and great selection for the main characters, especially Sadie (voiced by the wonderful Katherine Kellgreen, who does all the L.A. Meyer "Bloody Jack" books as well and won awards for it).

This book was about two mixed ethnicitiy (African-American and Caucausian) children named Carter and Sadie Kane. Carter travels the world with his father, a famous Egyptologist and Sadie lives in London with her maternal grandparents. It is time for Sadie's once a year visit from her father and it is on this day that he decides to summon ancient Egyptian gods from the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum. Oh yeah and he disappears, and the Kane children are nearly killed. They are rescued by their newly-rediscovered Uncle Amos, who wisks them to NYC and away from danger, or so he thinks. Thus starts their great adventure to figure out who they are and who or what is hunting them. Highly recommended!

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