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By Tiarra (geek-life.com)
As the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Rick Riordan stumbled upon a recipe for success when it comes to children’s books. His highly-successful series of Percy books, along with the movie adaptation of the first book, The Lightning Thief, have proved his success and his story-creating ability. Now, Riordan has started a new series, The Kane Chronicles, and its first book, The Red Pyramid, does not disappoint.
The aforementioned formula for success involves kids – tweenagers, really – that are not just normal human beings; but they don’t know that they’re special until something miraculous happens – and it’s usually something life-threatening as well. The formula worked great for Percy Jackson, who told readers about his adventures after finding out he was a demigod, the son of the Greek god Poseidon.
This time around, Riordan’s Kane Chronicles has two protagonists, Carter Kane, age 14, and Sadie Kane, age 12. The book is a “transcribed” version of Carter and Sadie telling their story on tape, which they have sent out into the world to look for others like them: blood of pharaohs, descendents of the ancient Egyptian royal blood lines that have the potential to become powerful magicians – and maybe even host Egyptian gods.
read the rest via Book Review: The Red Pyramid.
By LAUREN DAVIS (io9.com) — After a seemingly endless run of books trying to capitalize on the success of Twilight, young adult publishers are experiencing a touch of vampire fatigue. But the next set of supernatural romantic leads wont be werewolves; theyll be angels.
According to Publishers Weekly, this fall will see a dozen new titles with angels in starring roles, including Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hushand Lauren Kate’s Fallen, which both center on teenage girls who fall for Edward Cullen-esque fallen angels.