Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Review: The Red Pyramid

Title: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book One)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: MG Commercial Fiction (Action/Adventure, Fantasy)
Rating: A+

140-Character Summary: The Kane kids go on a wild ride through Egyptian mythology to save their dad from a god of chaos and uncover the truth of their mom's death.

First 140 Characters 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..." (p. 1).

140-Character Review: Told in Riordan's formulaic manner (children of gods, unknown/untapped powers, cryptic adults), readers learn about a new world of mythology.

140-Character Recommendation/Market Placement/Entry Point: As with all Riordan series, you know what you're getting: an expanded knowledge of mythology told in an action-packed style for MG readers.


Tristi Pinkston said...

Hi there,

I arrange book reviews for authors and would love to chat with you about adding you to my reviewer list. Can you drop me a note?

Tanisha Christie said...

Fantasy is truly amazing! Now that so many fantasy themed movies are being made, the real world rom coms and dramas appear so bland. Fantasy is colorful, peachy and absolutely fab.