Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh: 11/07/11
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R. L. LaFevers takes Theodosia to Egypt. She's convinced her mother to let her see a dig but her real goal is to turn a dangerous artifact.
The journey though quickly reveals dangers entrenched in the very places Theodosia has gone for help. To make matters worse she's been befriended by a donkey boy who has as fantastic a tale as her own. His destiny and hers seem tied up together.
It was fun to see Thedosia finally back in Egypt. She learns along the way about her special ties to the country and why she's so sensitive to curses and other magic.
Book four is by far my favorite of the series. It had the same mixture of fun, mystery and peril as the early Amelia Peabody series does.
Fans of the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan will find some similar themes and plot twists being played out. Both are aimed at a middle grade audience.