Sunday, May 16, 2010

Review -Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers (4/5 stars)

This is the third book in the Theodosia series by LaFevers.  It was a great addition to the series. If you liked the first two books I think you will enjoy this one as well.

Theodosia is already knee deep in curses as she tries to frantically de-curse all of the Egyptian artifacts in her parents' museum (without them knowing).  When her brother Henry comes down to "help" he cracks a stone tablet and reveals an Emerald Tablet inside of it.  Now all the different factions that Theodosia is in cahoots with want this Emerald tablet even though it is supposedly worthless; on top of this a third party enters the picture.  Theodosia has to decide who she should entrust with the keeping of the tablet, while de-cursing artifacts, and trying to protect her brother from the soul of a vengeful mummy.  All in all she really has her hands full, of course she can handle it because she is Theodosia.

This book is a bit different from the rest in the series in that the story is not as complete.  Some threads are left dangling and some facts behind Theodosia's curse detecting powers are revealed.  It looks like this series is ramping up to have some big action in the next book and the story is broadening to become bigger than the one book adventures we are used too.

Theodosia remains her clever and somewhat prickly self, but she is gradually learning the value of working with others.  Both Sticky Will and Henry provide her with assistance in this book.  The book itself is never boring with one action scene after another.  The detail that goes into some of the rituals and some of the Egyptian history is really fascinating, although I am not knowledgeable enough to know how accurate it all is.

If you like Egyptian history, adventure, and witty girls this is the book for you.  It is appropriate for all age levels.  The writing style itself is very well done and very readable; overall I really enjoyed the book. 

I am eagerly awaiting Theodosia's next adventure which looks like it will take her into Egypt to face her unknown past.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- The Young Adult Reading Challenge
- The 100+ Book Reading Challenge
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus 

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