Saturday, 14 May 2016

Sorry

I was fully planning on updating this weekend but my computer has decided to go out of commission. So until that is fixed or I get a temporary replacement I won't be able to post as much as I wanted to. I don't how long it will be till it is fixed but as soon as I have a computer I will get back to posting. :) Sorry


Edit: I have my computer back and there will be a post this Saturday. #Excitedtobeblogging

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Book Review: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan





Hello and welcome to my first book review. I've recently found myself reading a lot of Rick Riordan's book. I hadn't really realised how much until I picked up some books from the library and realised that all three were each a different book from three different series written by him.

The Book



The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
I guess it started the night our Dad blew up the British Museum...

Carter and Sadie Kane's dad in brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion shatters the ancient Rosetta Stone and unleashes Set, the evil god of chaos...

Set imprisons Dr Kane is a golden coffin, and Carter and Sadie are forced to run for their lives. To save their dad, they must embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo and Paris to the American South-west and discover the truth about their family's connection to the House of Life: an Egyptian temple of magic that has existed for thousands of years.

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt are far from dead and buried. And so, unfortunately are their gods...
 

The Review

I liked that it started out with telling us all about how it was a 'voice recording' and supposedly very real. I felt that that helped me get into the story quicker in a way. 

It was written in  both Carter's and Sadie's point of view. I think this worked quite well because it meant we didn't miss parts where something important happened in Sadie's if it had just been written in Carter's point of view, for example. Rick Riordan wrote it well in their views. I found that their wasn't really any confusion between point of views. It was pretty clear who was narrating. I found that they both were unique with district personalities. At beginning it didn't stay in one view for more than a chapter and I wished it would stay in that view for a bit longer but I found that as I moved further through the book that you were in either Carter's or Sadie's point of view longer.