Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Review of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
Title: The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles 1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Published by: Disney Hyperion Books
Released: 2010
Summary: Sadie and Carter Kane have spent the majority of their lives apart. Carter has been traveling the world with his archaeologist father while Sadie has been living in England with her grandparents. On one of their visits together, everything goes awry. A museum and priceless artifact blows up, their father disappears, and the Egyptian god of naughtiness, Set, is unleashed. Sadie and Carter must rescue their father and on their journey they find they have the blood of the pharaohs. Rick Riordan takes us on another exhilarating journey through Egypt in his new series, The Kane Chronicles. 
My Thoughts: Fun, Fun, Fun! What a blast of a book. The adventure never slows. The incorporation of Egyptian mythology is intriguing. And the characters become people you root for. Just a very fun adventure and a thrilling first in a new series.
I liked how the perspectives switched from Sadie to Carter and how the story operated as an after the fact account. I also liked how the Egyptian gods were portrayed with Bast and Thoth being my favorites. It was a very exciting read and the action just never stopped.
The only iffy things were possible love interests for kids. I could see Carter falling for Zia in a first crush sort of way since he was 14, but Sadie liking Anubis who looks 16 and her being 12 seemed a little yuck. And also (SPOILER!) the whole being possessed thing was a little ehh. Possession, in my book, is never good.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and plan on continuing with Sadie and Carter's adventures in the next book. Just a very fun read full of action and adventure.
Who knew Egyptian gods could be so complicated.