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Posted May 21, 2013
What a fun book! Twelve year old Sara finds a mysterious emerald
What a fun book! Twelve year old Sara finds a mysterious emerald ring in her grandmother's attic. Once she puts it on, all sorts of strange things happen that throw her into a mysterious and dangerous world of an ancient Roman cult and dreams of Cleopatra.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There is so much in this book that kids will love - adventure, mystery, intrigue, cats, history, cultural diversity, friendship... The story is well written and will keep kids turning the pages wanting to know what will happen next.
I love how White drew the reader into Sara's world and made us root for her as she faced danger and solved puzzles. She also has a fantastic imagination and draws on ancient Egypt, a time that is fascinating for most kids, in a unique way - often from the point of view of a cat.
Overall, this is a great first book in this series and it will be interesting to see where it goes. I think that both boys and girls will enjoy this book because the story is told at a great pace with lots of danger and adventure, along with solid friendships.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.
Posted May 5, 2013
A fun beginning to a new trilogy. A little bit of magic mixed wi
A fun beginning to a new trilogy. A little bit of magic mixed with some history creates an adventurous read for middle grade fans. Those who love books by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and Eva Ibbotson will enjoy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.