June 19, 2011
The Red Pyramid - by Rick Riordian
Carter and Sadie Kane are teen siblings who have been separated since their mother's death years earlier. When their father unites them for a mysterious trip to a museum, they begin to feel suspicious. When their father disappears and various Egyptian gods begin trying to kill them, they know that all is not well. Doesn't it figure that now they have to go and risk their own lives trying to save humankind from the biggest and baddest Egyptian god, Set, and that time has almost run out?
This is a fast-paced action novel, but also a crash course in Egyptian mythology. You can tell that the author has a great sense of humor, because there are countless laugh-out-loud moments and the interactions between characters are sometimes ridiculous. Read this book if you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, if you're curious about Egyptian mythology, or if you just want a sure bet for something good to read.