Hello everyone, this week’s post encapsulates some of my all-time favourite subjects and genres; archaeology, ancient history, adventure, and mystery mixed in with an action-packed story about a family. And yes, the two main characters are a pair of siblings who get into all kinds of trouble!! Have fun reading these!!
Title: Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake
Author: Rob Lloyd Jones
Publication details: Walker Books Ltd; London, 2017
What this book is about: The Atlas family is in trouble: Jake hides an addiction to stealing; his twin sister, Pan, hides her genius, for fear of bullies. The twins can’t stop fighting – with each other and with their parents, stuffy professors of Ancient History. But Jake’s and Pan’s lives take a dramatic turn the day they discover the truth about their boring mum and dad. When Jake’s parents vanish, Jake and his sister team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this riveting page-turning adventure.
My review: A brand new action-packed, fast-paced adventure series!! All about a whole family, that’s right, mom and dad and twins Jake and Pandora, of treasure hunters who are a group of modern day ‘Indiana Jones’ type heroes, saving important artifacts from the hands of evil villains and getting them to their rightful place. Set amidst the ancient landscape of Egypt, this adventure will get your blood racing, your heart pounding and keep you gripped and wide awake as you follow Jake Atlas into the unknown!! An awesome story!! I loved every single page!! Fans of books like The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan and movies such as ‘Indiana Jones’, this new series is right up your alley!!
My rating: 5 ⭐
Title: Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God
Publication details: Walker Books; London, 2018
What this book is about: Jake Atlas and his family are on the run. They’re on a mission to stop the mysterious People of the Snake from hiding the secret to the history of humankind. But the international police are chasing Jake and his family through the jungles of Honduras – one of the most dangerous places of the world. In order to reach the tomb, the family must survive ancient traps, jump out of a crashing plane, escape a jaguar’s lair, and escape from traps with swinging blades. The brilliant sequel to the popular Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake.
My review: Wow!! What a brilliant sequel this was!! Another action-packed, adrenaline-pumping adventure from the ever-irrepressible Jake Atlas and his family. This time set in the thick jungles of Honduras as they try to locate the tomb of the Aztec God, Quetzalcoatl, all the while trying to outsmart the authorities along with dangerous animals!! This was such an awesome read! It had me gripped until late into the night. I really like how Rob Lloyd Jones is able to keep his readers hooked with every page. His writing is just stunning and descriptions are nothing short of exceptional!! I can’t wait for his next stories!!
My rating: 5 ⭐