Monday, June 7, 2010

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Book One) by Rick Riordan

The first book in Rick Riordan's new series, The Kane Chronicles, was just as fun as his well-loved Percy Jackson series. The fast-paced action moves from London to Brooklyn to Paris to Ancient Egypt, as brother and sister team Carter and Sadie discover their ancestry and fight the forces that seek to destroy them. Even at 514 pages the book felt like a quick read, and fans of Percy Jackson will eat this title up like candy. The book also honestly addresses the unpleasant issues and racism that many mixed-race kids face without being patronizing. Highly recommended!
Grade 4+