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God knows how Riordan does it, but somehow he writes impossibly good books. This unmatched book is a must read for all fans and non-fans of Riordan (though the only non-fans are people who have not read it). All in all, BEST BOOK EVER!!!
I guess it was alright. It was good but it wasn't great. I'm disappointed because of the usually high standard of Rick. It isn't worth reacarter gets hit by setne with a fire spell and in the end is trapped in a snow globe by greek/Egyptian magic and Carter and Sadie gets the crown of ptolemyding I would say. Spoiler alert don't get too attached to Carter.
After the terrific Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles this is kind of blah and very short. Not terrible, just not a lot of bang for your buck, though it does blend the main characters from both series well.
The part of the story I was aloud to read was great, but I did not get the entire book to read. Guess I will have to purchase the book instead of getting it on my reader. Too bad that just means I have to spend more money and get rid of the electronic reader. Bad investment.
(Three 1/2 stars, really) OK, honestly, I'm not a huge fan of this crossover series Riordan's made. Great idea, however, Carter and Sadie seem, to me, to be made as impressions of Percy and Annabeth, except with Egyptian mythology. I may be wrong, but this combo didn't work for me, because Sadie is too much like Percy, and Annabeth too much like Carter. HOWEVER, I thoroughly enjoy these books (the more Percy the better, right?), but just wish they were a little longer. This one in particular, though, seemed a little too much of Egyptian magic and not enough Greek gods and whatnot, what with Setne being the main enemy and all. This wasn't a big issue, I just was hoping for more of a Percy Jackson influence. This book wasn't amazing, nor was it bad - it was a good, satisfying read that I enjoyed, and would recommend to anyone. I loved hearing more from Riordan, as I think his books are hilarious, and liked the added bonus of the Sneak Peek into Magnus Chase (which I've been waiting for for a while now). All in all, good book, love the characters, but needed a little more Greek influence. Also see this review at kidbookreviewer.weebly.com