The second book of the Kane Chronicles picks up three months after The Red Pyramid ends. The siblings and their associates attempt to break into a museum to locate the first part of the Book of Ra.
Unfortunately, the museum and the scroll are both heavily protected by curses, magical guards, and a high tech alarm system. They create massive damage to the museum and just barely escape with their lives. However, they obtain the first piece to the Book of Ra. They need to find and recover the other two pieces within four days time.
Carter and Sadie will use the Book of Ra to awaken the long retired Egyptian God, in hopes that he can save the world from the Chaos threatening to overtake it. The Gods and magicians start taking sides and Ra could be the world’s only hope.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this read - much more than the first book in the series. I'm not sure why that is - maybe it took me a little bit to acclimate myself to the new series. Normally I hate it when the narrator "talks" to the readers - but in this case, I think it works. I loved the danger, the drama, the snarkiness of Sadie, the humor, and the non-stop danger. I'm so looking forward to the last one in the trilogy!
Cover Thoughts: I like it - I love the light
Source: reviewed for VOYA