Saturday, January 7, 2017

Curse of the King (Seven Wonders, #4) by Peter Lerangis-ADVISABLE

Lerangis, Peter, Curse of the King.  (Seven Wonders, #4). Pgs. 320. HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. $6.99. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

Thirteen-year-old Jack McKinley and his friends, Aly and Cass have fought impossible odds to save themselves and the world. So far, they have defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, hunted through Ancient Babylon, and outfoxed legions of undead. They have also recovered three of the lost Loculi hidden in the Seven Wonders of the World. Now Jack, Cass, and Aly come upon their greatest challenge yet--the long-lost Statue of Zeus. When Massa, an organization bent on using the Loculi for evil. take over the Karai Institute the friends find themselves outnumbered, underequipped, and growing weary. As the clock runs out, our heroes must confront gods and relive old battles.  Will they succeed?

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones, this book is filled with magic, mythology, and adventure. The characters are realistic and well rounded. The plot is fast-moving, well written, and keeps the readers engaged in the story. With a cliffhanger of an ending, fans of the first three books in the series will enjoy reading this fourth installment.

EL. MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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