Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cool Summer Reads: Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers

If you haven't met Theodosia yet, Theodosia Throckmorton is a very improper and unconventional girl in the Victorian Age. She has discovered she has a talent for ancient Egyptian magic, which is a Good Thing, since her parents run the Museum of Legends and Antiquities and you never know when a nasty curse is going to crop up. In the first two Theodosia books, we learn many secrets, meet several secret societies that range from ridiculous to terrifying and get a glimpse of secrets yet to come.

In her third adventure, Theodosia retains every bit of her sharp and curious personality, from her bossiness and intelligence to her vulnerability and very human mistakes. Will continues to emerge as a character as we learn more about his life and ambitions. The plot continues to fit together smoothly and tightly and grips the reader from the first sentences; "I hate being followed. I especially hate being followed by a bunch of lunatic adults playing at being occultists." to the satisfying but still suspenseful conclusion. And it's still funny!

Read Theodosia’s first two adventures, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos and Theodosia and the Scepter of Osiris and then dive into her third exciting and delicious adventure! A perfect summer read for 3rd through 6th grade.

Located on the New books shelf, J LAF

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