Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tomb Quest by Michael Northrop our very first YA book!!

Title: Tomb Quest

Series: Book of the Dead, 1

Author: Michael Northrop

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Genre : YA, Action, Adventure

Romance Pairing: non romance

Page Count: 208 Pages

Reviewer: Vela

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Publisher’s blurb: The tombs are opening . . .

Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can pull her son back from the brink. The problem? When she uses the spells, five Death Walkers are also brought back to life.

An ancient evil has been unleashed. Long-dead mummies are awakening. New York City is overrun by menacing scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world. . . even if they have to go head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years.

Some tombs were meant to stay closed . . .

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I was ensnared by the very first page of TombQuest Book 1: Book of the Dead by Michael Northrop. It was enticing to me, the reviewer, since the very first chapter opened into the main character, Alex, having difficulty breathing and he was on the brink of death. A definite page turner on this adventure of youthful characters dealing with Egyptian enemies with fascinating artifacts like the book of the dead and scarab amulets.

I liked reading this book, it was a definite page turner. I really enjoyed the descriptive detail the author placed in the book to help paint the perfect picture for readers. The author made the Egyptian gods seem quite real and easy to imagine with rich content. I enjoyed how the author filled the plot with twists and information pertaining to Egypt and the Egyptian Gods. It was very knowledge based but also fun to read. An adventure I’d read over and over again. Alex and Ren seek out Alex’s mother who was kidnapped by one of the dark evils, a great adventure for all ages. With the assistance of a professor, the trio search for Alex’s mothers with hope and a hint of magic.

Though this story is in the young adult genre, I’m sure it’d entice any Egyptian fan no matter the age. The teamwork and friendship of Alex and Ren grows in this story as they try to help save Alex’s mother from the ancient evil in New York. Remember…some tombs were meant to stay closed.

                             Four Shooting Stars!

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