Hello everyone! today I’ll be doing my first book review!!! Yay for me! ; ).
Seriously, though, I have not done a very good job with reviewing stuff. And I really have no idea how to write a book review, so here goes nothing.
So, I found this book through my best and greatest friend IRL, Grace! I had been reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, and Grace said, “Hey, have you seen the Kane Chronicles series by Rick?” I got The Red Pyramid at the library, read it, and completely forgot about the series. Then my Nanny got the all three books for me for Christmas, and I remembered, “hey, I was reading this series and completely forgot about it!” Welllll, I probably didn’t say that. Anyway, here’s a picture of the cover:
And here’s a quick summary:
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them–Set–has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe–a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
And here is the first few paragraphs of the book:
We only have a few hours, so listen carefully. If you’re hearing this story, you’re already in danger. Sadie and I might be your only chance.
Go to the school. Find the locker. I won’t tell you which school or which locker, because if you’re the right person, you’ll find it. The combination is 13/32/33. By the time you finish listening, you’ll know what those numbers mean. Just remember the story we’re about to tell you isn’t complete yet. How it ends will depend on you.
The most important thing: when you open the package and find what’s inside, don’t keep it longer than a week. Sure, it’ll be tempting. I mean, it will grant you almost unlimited power. But if you possess it too long, it will consume you. Learn its secrets quickly and pass it on. Hide it for the next person, the way Sadie and I did for you. Then be prepared for your life to get very interesting.
Okay, Sadie is telling me to stop stalling and get on with the story. Fine. I guess it started in London, the night our dad blew up the British Museum.
Oooo! Suspense! I really like this book a lot. Carter and Sadie Kane are great characters, with completely different personalities. All the other characters are awesome too. One of the downsides, though, is that there are so many different gods, magic terms, and deities, it can be confusing to keep track of all the names. At first it makes your head spin, but once you finish the book, it gets easier to remember. Overall, it’s a really great book, with lots of mythology and magic. I’d give it…
Four out of five stars! If it wasn’t so confusing to a new reader, it would have earned itself another star. *off to book* See? I told you to be less confusing, and did you listen? Nooo…
So, I hope you guys like my first review! Feel free to tell me it needs work. But if it doesn’t, yay! That’s better than I thought. Thanks for stopping by! See ya later!!! ~Bella
P.S: Anyone have any ideas for a signature thing for me to say in place of goodbye, or see you later? Any ideas welcomed!!