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The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
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Mar 02, 12

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bookshelves: author-rick-riordan, ya-fantasy
Read from February 11 to March 02, 2012

The Red Pyramid is a monster of a YA novel, weighing in at 516 pages. Coming from Rick Riordan this should be cause for celebration, but not in this case. For me, the book didn't begin to get interesting until around page 200. That's a lot of pages to read when you're not even sure you'll want to finish a book. In the end, though, I'm glad I gave Carter and Sadie Kane the chance to win me over. Eventually I got a sense of where the story was going, the action sped up and I found myself caring about these two kids and their newly discovered connection to Egyptian pharoahs, magicians and gods. I think it was hard for me to get into this book because it's not Percy Jackson, but that shouldn't be a deterrent to anyone seeking a good adventure with young protagonists and an Egyptian mythology. This first book in the series established a lot of background, and hopefully the next book will be easier to get into.

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