Happy Monday book lovers!
Delighted to be on the blog tour and share with you today my review for this intriguing book! Many thanks to Brittani Hilles for my invitation!💛
Memphis “M” Engel is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. In short: she’s awesome.
Ashwin “Ash” Sood is a little too posh for M’s tastes, a little too good looking, and has way too many secrets. He desperately wants the ancient map M inherited from her archeologist father, believing it will lead him to a relic with the power to destroy the world. M obviously can’t trust him.
Equally desperate to find the relic for reasons of her own, M forms an uneasy partnership with Ash. From the catacombs of Paris, to a sacred forest in Norway, to the ruins of a submerged temple in Egypt, together they crisscross the globe in their search. But through it all, M can never be sure: Is she traveling with a friend or enemy?
Intrigue! Mythology! Distrust!
Laura Croft move over and make some room for Memphis! This book was filled with mystery, intrigue, mythology, Magic, and travels, and it was a lot of fun! This book takes you all over the world from the US to Norway to Paris to Egypt…. this book is a little step out of my usual reading but I’m glad I read it! I think I would classify this more as a mystery rather than adventure?
Memphis was a witty, Independent, and intriguing young lady. With a propensity for languages and a skill for the martial arts… grieving the death of her father Memphis is dealing with day-to-day teenage life until…Ash…. Ash is smart, good looking with abs of steel and a heart of gold…. well maybe not a heart of gold, but apparently he’s got those abs! He also has some information for Memphis… Memphis’s father is not dead, he is being held by a cult… in order to save her father and armed with an ancient map, Memphis and Ash travel near and far to find the “key“ to it all…. but is Ash friend or foe? Can he be trusted or not?
Loved the relationship between Memphis and Ash, loved watching them trying to figure out if the other was trustworthy or not… also I really enjoyed all the mythology and the supernatural elements…. The book started pretty ramped up but then it fell into a more steady pace, admittedly it almost stalled at a point, but fortunately it picked up again….
This was a fun read that I recommend if you enjoy mythology, intrigue, teenage angst, the supernatural, and exciting travels!
*** many thanks to Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***
About the authors:
LAURA J. BURNS and MELINDA METZ have written many books for teens and middle-grade readers, including Sanctuary Bay, Crave, and Sacrifice, as well as the Edgar-nominated mystery series Wright and Wong. They have also written for the TV shows ROSWELL, 1-800-MISSING, and THE DEAD ZONE. Laura lives in New York and Melinda lives in North Carolina, but really they mostly live on email, where they do most of their work together.