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The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
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hmmm.. I guess if you haven't read Percy Jackson, you'll definitely LOVE this book! It is enjoying to read! Rick Riordan is absolutely humorous! Writing in two different perspectives is really not easy, so thumbs up to him for that!

BUT! there's just a few 'but's since i'm an avid fan of Percy Jackson. i didn't quite enjoy it as i thought i would. it's just waaaay too similar to percy jackson. like percy jackson, they're also looking for children with pharaoh blood and everything. and like percy, the main characters carter and sadie lived in the shadow all throughout their lives but found out the truth later on when they have to save the world from Set.

BUT again, i still loved the book. It's interesting since it involves Egyptian gods and goddesses and their rich culture. Ancient Egyptian culture had always intrigued me when I was young and it is great to find a book about it, even greater to know that Rick Riordan's the author. I learned a lot in reading this book. It IS a good book on its own. I absolutely recommend it especially if you haven't read Percy Jackson yet.

although it's just my opinion. :)
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Reading Progress

January 3, 2011 – Started Reading
January 3, 2011 – Shelved
January 5, 2011 –
page 84
January 9, 2011 –
page 278
January 11, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 19, 2011 – Shelved as: owned
April 12, 2012 – Shelved as: novel

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Jean Pearl tell me what you think of this kit as soon as you finish this! curious pd ko ani nga book ba...=)

Nikita Jean Pearl wrote: "tell me what you think of this kit as soon as you finish this! curious pd ko ani nga book ba...=)"

sure jean.. i was just starting.. and as usual with rick riordan, LINGAW JD XA!! haha!! very interesting kay about egypt og mga gods sa egypt. hehe..

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message 42: by Sami (new) - added it

Sami Odermatt I am a huge fan of Percy Jackson and is there really anything wrong with two series written by the same author to be written similarly? Isn't that what authors style means? I don't understand your review in that aspect.

message 43: by niy (new) - rated it 5 stars

niy Huge Fan also. LOVE the Percy Jackson series. Especially now that the Heroes of Olympus book series is a continuation of the prophecy Rachelle Elizabeth Dare recited in "The Last Olympian".

message 44: by Stav (new) - rated it 4 stars

Stav Like almost everyone, I was introduced to Rick Riordan by the infamous Percy Jackson series. I agree that a few general events were similar, like the quest to rescue a parent from the underworld, the help from gods and goddesses to defeat an evil force, the cross country road trip, etc., however that is true for almost all "hero" stories as they follow the stages formulated by Joseph Cambell in his story "Monomyth". In addition, the writing style would certainly have similarities, as both books were written by the same author.

Contrarily, I agree wholeheartedly about how informative the book was. One of the best aspects of Riordan's novels, is the way he is able to put a spin on mythology that engages young readers and actually makes them want to learn more. For this reason I'm glad he branched out to the lesser known Egyptian mythology from the typical Greek mythology that is taught in every literature class across the nation.

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The way Riordan wrote in two different points of views was defiantly one of the most interesting parts of the book. It gives the perspective of many characters while also maintaining the excitement and connection with the characters that one obtains through a first person point of view. However, I do feel that although the book is very vaguely similar to Percy Jackson in that it is about kids with powers who have some relation to gods, the story lines are completely different. Although certain aspects like the one you mentioned and the fact that in both books, (Red Pyramid and Lightning Thief), the final battle is the main character(s) against a god, the meat and flesh of each story is unique.
Of course in the end, I do agree with you in that the book was exhilarating and educational. I learned a lot about Egyptian mythology and also found it humorous. It is a great book.

message 46: by Bee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bee I read Percy Jackson and I haven't even finished the series because I found it boring when I was 10. Now I'm older and I read The Red Phyramid and it became one of my favorite books. I think it's way better than Percy Jackson. It is funny, nice, shows strong female heroine a I would love to have while growing up. It has everything I search for in book. Also greek mythology has been already done thousand times before and egyptian is great new idea.

There's a lot of people talking about Percy but it I'm not the only one who think that Kane Chronicles is better. He has the same style of writing because it's same writer. It's not easy thing to change. I think he did his best. For me, Kane Chronicles are my favorite books by him.

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