Monday, July 4, 2011

Theodosia and the Last Pharoah review

I'm a big, big fan of the Theodosia books with the smart, snarky main character and the fun, fantastical elements. In this latest installment, Theo is on her way to Egypt with a mission in mind. 

The cover for the trip to Egypt is to help her mother on a dig, but Theodosia always has an ulterior motive. This time, she needs to return the Emerald tablet before it falls into the hands of the any of the Serpents of Chaos. That would be very bad. Of course, she is met with challenges along the way, including things going missing, but she also learns a bit more about her own history than she ever imagined she would. 

I loved that the book took place in Egypt...not that London was a bad locale, it was just nice to move around after three books. I also enjoyed all the details in the little things, typical of LaFevers' writing. I actually don't mind these books being almost 400 pages long, even with being middle grade. 

Lots of action and mystery with a strong, intelligent girl character that keeps me interested from book to book. I would definitely recommend starting with the first in this series and even with the main character being female, I wouldn't hesitate to hand it to boys as well. Another great one for Theodosia!

Theodosia and The Last Pharoah
R.L. LaFevers
384 pages
Middle Grade
Houghton Mifflin
April 2011
Review copy provided by publisher

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