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Eyeliner of the Gods

Eyeliner of the Gods

3.6 10
by Katie Maxwell
One of two books in which two girls discover an Egyptian archaeological dig is a lot more than surviving blistering heat and scorpions-hot guys, a cursed bracelet, and ancient tombs make it the adventure of a lifetime.


One of two books in which two girls discover an Egyptian archaeological dig is a lot more than surviving blistering heat and scorpions-hot guys, a cursed bracelet, and ancient tombs make it the adventure of a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
In interlocking novels, two teens sweat it up in the tomb of Queen Nefertari's twin manicurists. They also separately stumble on a bracelet that may be cursed. In Nash's (You Are So Cursed) book, "chicken liver" Chloe feigns bravery; she faces a scorpion, leads her team to protest their lack of washing water and attracts the attention of wise Dr. Battista (and affection from Connor, a schoolmate from home). Chloe feels fake, but more complications arise when she accidentally pockets an artifact-the bracelet-and cannot seem to get rid of it. In Maxwell's (The Year My Life Went Down the Loo) book, Jan, a loquacious aspiring journalist, buys the bracelet in Cairo, not realizing it is stolen. She bonds with brooding Seth, but people say he's cursed, blaming him for thefts and accidents. When Jan learns the bracelet was stolen, she vows to solve the mystery, imagining journalistic fame and refusing to believe Seth is responsible. The puzzle is resolved at each book's end, though readers must finish both to understand all the pieces. Chloe and Jan interact, even planting their bracelet on each other after Jan catches Seth kissing Chloe, but readers may be disappointed that the books do not fully jibe (they include some but not all the same events and do not emphasize the same characters). Overall, this is fairly shallow fare, but the interesting premise and spunky protagonists make it fun. Ages 13-up. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-These stories feature two girls who meet while participating in Dig Egypt!, a student-archaeological excursion for gifted teens. In Eyeliner, January "Jan" James, just shy of 17, well endowed, and a budding journalist, gets off the plane in Cairo and promptly gets separated from her group. When she dashes into a small shop to escape from would-be lechers, she meets a bona-fide hottie named Seth and is given something most unexpected-a bracelet that not only may be an ancient artifact but may be cursed as well. After two thugs then assault her in an alley, Seth comes to her rescue. He turns out to be one of the twin sons of the dig's leader. As things at the dig heat up between Jan and Seth, seemingly inexplicable occurrences take place, including the theft of priceless antiquities and the obsessive lip-glossing of fellow dig-mate Chloe. Jan puts her journalistic skills to work to solve the mystery while balancing her lust for Seth with her suspicions of him. In the next book, self-described "queen of denial," a coward of the first order, Chloe Bryce has decided to reinvent herself while she is on this dig. Overnight she goes from timid mouse to a natural leader. She and Conner, a high school classmate also on the dig, are drawn to one another. But what secret is he hiding? And why does a certain cursed bracelet keep appearing in her belongings? Breezy series fare filled with romance and suspense.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
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Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Eyeliner of the Gods 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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I really liked this book. I wanted to try something else by Katie Maxwell because I have only read her The Year My Life Went Down the Loo books. As I said the book was really good but I had some problems. The whole thing with Seth being an evil god thing...I thought that was like the plot of the book but it ended up not being the plot so I sort of wonder why that was even in there. It took a little too long to get to the actual plot of the book. Also I think it had a rushed ending. I really liked the main girl. I liked the fact that she was a little chubby. It makes it more real to me since I'm not exactly model thin. So overall I really liked the book and I am glad that I read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was possibly the worst book I have EVER read. It was boring and dull. I didn't get the whole 'Seth being an evil god thing' it didn't tie into the plot that well. The main character was immiture and just appauling, I didn't like that she was over weight too. She used horrible language that made me feel uncomfortable. I would never read this book again. DO NOT READ. Two thumbs DOWN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such a good book. It was a romance and a mystery at the same time. Just as good as her other books, maybe better. The only thing i would have changed is the fact that Seth had long hair. (It reminds me too much of a girl.) But that's just one of those quirks I have. A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. Katie Maxwell is a very talented author. I was up until 2 in the morning reading this book because i couldn't put it down. It was a well written plot and very enjoyable!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it I wish I could go an a trip to egypt! I thought the plot was pretty good....could use some work but everything else was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, i picked it up by chance and finished it one day! All my friends are gonna read it whether they like it or not!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found this book pretty slow in the beginning but it got so much better in the middle! hilarious! Jan has so much pesonality that i couldn't stop reading it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since I've read all of Katie Maxwell's teen books, I figured that this one would be just as good. I was wrong. I found the book to be confusing. It was still funny, but the plot wasn't Katie Maxwell's usual style. But you'll have to read it for yourself and determine your own opinion.