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Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers
The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan
Under the Lemon Trees by Bhira Backhaus
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School by Nathan Hale

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Comments for Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos: 07/24/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)At the library I picked up a copy of Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris and quickly realized I had picked up the second book in the series. Since it was obvious to me that I would adore the series, I took the book back and found the first one so I could start at the beginning.

Now I cut my mystery reading teeth on Elizabeth's Peter's Amelia Peabody series. In that one Peabody and Emerson have a son who promises to be a better Egyptologist than either of them. He's so perfect at it (and everything else) that he's on my list of most annoying series characters ever. Theodosia is a lovely and refreshing parody of characters like Ramses.

Theo's parents specialize in Egyptian antiquities. Her father runs the museum and her mother mans the digs. What they don't realize is their precious antiquities are usually cursed. She has the inborn talent to recognized cursed items and the know-how to neutralize them.

Like her male counterpart, Theo has a cat of dubious personality. The cat becomes even more a difficult creature to handle when its accidentally cursed. The cursed cat brings to the book a nice mixture of humor and suspense.

I've only scrapped the surface of this book. Although Theo tends to ramble at times, I loved the book and I plan to read the other books in the series.

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Comment #1: Sunday, July, 25, 2010 at 20:26:32

Buffy @ Situations Where You May Need It

Fun, Sarah! I just put it on hold.



Comment #2: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 17:21:02

Pussreboots

Excellent! It's a fun book. I have the second book out from the library right now.



Comment #3: uesday, July, 27, 2010 at 15:16:37

Okie

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It sounds like a lot of fun...something I'd enjoy and could recommend to my wife and kids as well. :)



Comment #4: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 17:24:51

Pussreboots

You're welcome. It is one of those books that adults and children can both enjoy.