June 3rd, 2010 by Karen
I’m one of those people who loves crowing, “I told you so!” but hates to hear it myself. I know that makes me kinda immature, but I am an adult who reads only kids’ books and loves the Disney Channel, so what else do you expect?
Well, our friend Sonja (the host of Bookwink) now has permission to tell me “I told you so!” as many times as she’d like, because I recently read a book that she’s been recommending to me for years — and of course I loved it.
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers is the first book in a series about an 11-year-old girl whose parents run the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. You’d think that they’d be experts in ancient artifacts, being in charge of the museum and all, but it seems that Theodosia is the only one who’s able to detect and remove the evil curses that still linger on many of the objects brought to the museum.
Unfortunately, in The Serpents of Chaos, Theodosia comes across an object with such strong dark magic that it threatens the well-being of the entire country. What ensues is a gripping adventure that involves a secret society, a theft (or two or three), and a journey to the sacred place where all the trouble began. Not to mention an intriguing cast of characters, including a wily street urchin, a suspiciously nasty museum curator, and a stuffy old grandmother.
Can Theodosia possibly triumph over ancient evil forces AND all the adults who get in her way? You’ll just have to read the book to find out! Because when it comes to spoilers, that’s the one time I don’t like saying, “Told you so!”
(If you can’t wait to get your hands on the book, check out this online excerpt!)
Karen’s new favorite spot at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Temple of Dendur, a real ancient Egyptian temple. Her old favorite spot at the Met was the indoor garden in the American Wing, but they recently demolished it during a renovation. Stupid museum jerks.
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