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The Scarab Heart by Michael   Gallagher
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An unusual YA book.
Set in 1885 the heroine, Lizzie Blaylock, is a 14 year old English girl with the power to temporarily raise the dead. Accompanied by her blind mentor, Miss Otis she sets off to visit an archaeological dig in Egypt. There she becomes involved in unravelling the mystery of the site thefts and murder along with finding a scarab heart for an ancient Egyptian princess.
The easy writing style blends the two stories together without confusion. The unusual characters and clear descriptions of the scenery keep the story fresh. As with most YA books, the story races along at a good pace, sometimes at the expense of explanations and a stronger sense of suspense building. Overall an enjoyable quick read.
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Reading Progress

December 29, 2013 – Started Reading
December 29, 2013 – Shelved
January 1, 2014 – Finished Reading

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