May 2, 2015

3 Star Review: The Colossus Rises by @PeterLerangis #seriesreview #3star

Title: The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)
Author: Peter Lerangis
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Middle Grade
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon

One Boy

Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die.

One Mission

Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years.

Seven Wonders

Because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

I have to admit, this was the first book that I have ever read by this author. And I wasn't actually going to read it until I had the opportunity to get a copy of book 4, The Curse of the King, from Night Owl Reviews, and that's only because it really didn't seem like it would be my cup of tea. But you know what? I actually enjoyed the book for the most part.

This story follows 4 teenagers as they are told they are the heirs to the lost city of Atlantis. Being told that their only chance to survive is by being given special treatments in a secret lab, a lab that not even their parents know about. And, speaking of parents, their parents don't even know where they are or what they are supposed to set out to do.

So far, this story has some pull. It does pull you into a world of action and adventure. However, there are some key flaws, in my opinion. The story seems to go smoothly and then it seems as if the author kind of pushes you through certain parts. As an example, literally, in the span of two paragraphs you go from being thrown around in a airplane to sitting in a cab looking around Greece. Sometimes you don't know what is going on and you have to back track a couple of paragraphs just to make sure you weren't missing anything.

But, other than the story being rushed in certain parts and being slightly confused at times, I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the second book, Lost in Babylon.

Peter Lerangis is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books, which have sold more than five million copies and been translated into thirty-three different languages. His books include The Colossus Rises and Lost in Babylon in the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series, and two books in The 39 Clues series (The Sword Thief and The Viper's Nest). Peter is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry and has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake—though not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe. In his spare time, he likes to eat chocolate.

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