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I was very excited to read Sons of the Sphinx because I enjoy dystopian time travel adventures. I cringed when I opened the book and it started with the "I talk to dead people" story line. Upon further reading, I found out that this is not the typical approach to a paranomal book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down.
Rosa is in class taking a math test and begins to yell at a ghost who is interrupting her thought process. The teacher sends her to the principal who sends her home. Everyone must think she is crazy!
The couple experience tomb raiders. (This is quite a funny scene). Rosa is almost killed more than once by Pharaoh Horemheb who does not want Rosa and King Tut to succeed in their mission. She meets a family member of King Tut. They are almost buried alive inside a pyramid. Rosa learns why no one discovered King Tuts burial chamber until 3000 years after he was mummified. Rosa is both terrified and fascinated by Ancient Egypt and the enemies she gains along the way. Will she ever be able to leave? Will she be able to reunite King Tut and his Queen? Does she even want to?
There is a fascinating infatuation by Rosa to King Tut. This is an interesting addition to the story. Rosa must touch King Tut more than once to unite him with Queen Ankhesenamun. In the process, Rosa gets infatuated with the King. How could this possibly work? He is a ghost. She is alive 3000 years after his death. He is gorgeous, young, muscular, and intriguing. Every teenage girl would fall for a guy like him especially with the hormone party going on in their body. I like that the author addressed this. It made the story more believable.
I found Sons of the Sphinx a great read! I homeschool my son. We are studying Ancient Egypt right now so the story came alive to me. If there were questions I had in the book, they were answered by our lessons. The story made the history lessons exciting. We used our imagination while we learned. (My son is always asking me to try and do fun stuff for school. This book helped accomplish this task.) Sons of the Sphinx is a work of fiction but it is obvious that the author did her research. She knew details, even explaining stuff that was not in our history book. There is a great glossary in the back of the book that we will use when writing our Ancient Egypt essay.
HoaP received a copy of Sons of the Sphinx in exchange for an honest review.
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