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Marty Boggs and the Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

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Have you ever wondered if curses really do exist? Marty's grandfather always said that superstition was nothing more than nonsense that hindered fools from discovery, but now Marty’s not so sure. Ever since his grandfather, a world-renowned archeologist, discovered a tomb in Egypt his family has been plagued with tragedy. First Marty’s mother disappears, and then Reginald ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published January 19th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published December 30th 2011)
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Yzabel Ginsberg
(Book read and reviewed for {Read It & Reap 68} in the Shut Up And Read group.)

This book deals with the story of Marty Boggs, who finds himself dragged to another town and another life after his mother disappeared and his grandfather suddenly fell comatose. While trying to settle down in his new life—not such an easy feat for a newcomer in a school where everybody already knows each other, and where a new face immediately attracts the unwanted attention of the school bully—Marty soon discove
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Sharon
Jun 25, 2012 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: june-2012
Marty is a teenager that has lost a lot in the past few months. His mother has disappeared without a trace. His grandfather is in a coma. Besides all that, his father moves him to Maine to take care of his grandfather's museum. The school bully has decided to make Marty's life miserable. To make matters worse, the bully's father is the principal of Marty's new school. Marty just wants to go back to his "normal" life.

His classmates start disappearing. Marty begins to have visions and see a white
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Aria
Jun 17, 2012 Aria rated it really liked it
This Book Kept me clinging to my seat , All the while I Was Reading It. Full of suspenses And The end Was Unexpected. Marty Is A typical Teenager, With His Stroke
Of bad luck. One Of the Best Thing About This book Is that marty is A Teenager Who Likes to read . There Was A lot of Monster Action(which i loved) And it Kept Me Guessing Till the end.And There IS a Good Amount of Romance too ! I Will Be Reading More Of the Author(s). All in All , This book is A great read ! :)
Tracy
Apr 23, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Horror lovers
Shelves: horror, mummy
This book was a joy to read. I am definately not a young adult and I throughly enjoyed it. It is a delight to read a book that keeps the scares coming withou having to resort to blood and gore as so many "horror" books do. I will be highly recommending this to the two young adult readers in my household and hope to see more titles by this author.
Rachel
Mar 22, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
This book has it all: an imaginative plot, unforgettable characters and a likable hero. I was hooked from the first page- you will not want to put this book down! Highly recommend for teens and adults.
Amanda Chalifoux
Mar 17, 2012 Amanda Chalifoux rated it it was amazing
i THINK IT sounds like a great book and def. a book I could sink myself into and get lost in the pages. It is very interesting so far..I wanna read more. Hopefully I win the book..
M.T. Acquaire
Mar 26, 2012 M.T. Acquaire rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
From Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)

Marty Boggs... is a creative fantasy story... tactfully carrying its readers through the mysterious disappearance of Marty's mother, the terrors of the bully at his new school, his comatose grandfather archeologist, and the peculiar and seemingly valid questioning of whether the housekeeper is really human. Marty Boggs... is a humorous, evocative, and engaging story of the incredible mystery of the young Boggs' magical life. Marty Boggs...is to be given h
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M.T. Acquaire
Mar 03, 2012 M.T. Acquaire rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
From Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)

Marty Boggs... is a creative fantasy story... tactfully carrying its readers through the mysterious disappearance of Marty's mother, the terrors of the bully at his new school, his comatose grandfather archeologist, and the peculiar and seemingly valid questioning of whether the housekeeper is really human. Marty Boggs... is a humorous, evocative, and engaging story of the incredible mystery of the young Boggs' magical life. Marty Boggs...is to be given h
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Keri
Nov 26, 2012 Keri rated it really liked it
Picked this up as a Kindle freebie. I'm a sucker for the Egyptian mummy / tomb / curse theme anyway, a holdover obsession from John Dickson Carr, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Peters and others. I knew it was a young adult novel and usually that would send me screaming from the room, but the protagonist was a fourteen-year old boy and that had promise. If the protagonist is a teenage girl, it's going to be nothing but Twilight-ish boy-crazy / romance garbage and I would rather yank out my toenails ...more
Kirsten
May 12, 2014 Kirsten rated it liked it
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Barbara Mason
Feb 12, 2013 Barbara Mason rated it it was ok
Marty's family is cursed. Grandpa is in a coma, mom went missing and Dad is bogged down with a crisis around every corner as he tries to set up a museum viewing party for a lost King of Egypt. The first chapter was great, there was a fair amount of action and mystery. The characters were likable and easy to identify with. The story line was good. The second to last chapter was like the first, very action packed and pulled most of the questions together nicely.
The bad news is, if I had been a tee
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Ebere
Jun 21, 2012 Ebere rated it really liked it
Man don’t you hate when you really enjoy a book and then it leaves you with a cliff hanger. I need to know what happens next as in where is Marty’s mother and what happened to her. I really enjoyed this book. To me it had the right amount of magic, mystery and suspense. I loved that it did not just focus on the mystery of Marty’s Grandfather and the curse he supposedly unleashed onto the town but that it also told the story of Marty and how he adapted to life. I liked that the friendship develop ...more
Ariana
Nov 26, 2012 Ariana rated it did not like it
Shelves: giveaways-won
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

First of all, thankyou to M.T. Acquaire for sending me this book. Much appreciated :)
I was suprised to find how much I enjoyed this book as it was not the type of book that I would normally read. The storyline was interesting, though sometimes dragged a bit. The interaction and bonds that were formed between the characters seemed quite realistic and the dialogue flowed well. This book left me hanging at the end and so I am definitely loo
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Marie
Jul 06, 2012 Marie rated it liked it
Wow! This book wasn't to my acquired taste exactly or nothing like I've normally read.

I don't think it'd be like something anyone has ever read.

It is very unique and special in its own way. Even if you didn't enjoy it it's one of those books that you'll always remember.

Really fast paced and never once boring.

The ending.. Well that was my favourite!
There is such a good cliff hanger!!

I'm giving this 3.5 instead of 3 just because f how it finished off.
Jodie
Jun 26, 2012 Jodie rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this story. At times it was a little slow and I was impatient for the story to get going. I dont like spoilers so I will just say that the ending left me determined to find the next book....right now.
Larry Marshall
Aug 13, 2012 Larry Marshall rated it it was ok
Middle grade horror. It may be good for a very young middle grade reader, but there are gaps in the plot and is slow in places. It's no Harry Potter for sure.
Heather
Jul 10, 2012 Heather rated it liked it
I really liked this book. It was very interesting and had me on the edge of my seat right from the beginning! Great job!
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M.T. Acquaire is comprised of Matthew and Tanya Acquaire, teenage sweethearts whose love for writing and things that go bump in the night spawned their writing careers. Originally from New Jersey, they have embraced their gypsy tendencies, having lived in various states. One of their favorite places to call home is Maine, whose LONG winters created the perfect atmosphere for finishing their first ...more
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