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Great book
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
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Writing Style 
 
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Reader reviewed by Jillian R

Being
a huge fan of the Percy Jackson series, I just had to get my hands on
this on the day of its release. I have to say, I'm incredibly happy I
did so. I'm going to go straight to the point: I LOVED THIS BOOK and I
highly recommend it to readers of all ages.

Now that I got that crucial
part out, it's up to you if you would like to continue reading this
review. The truth is, I only have positive things to say about this
addicting novel. The only negative thing I can think of is that this is
just too incomplete -- it is torture that we have to wait for the next
chapter of The Kane Chronicles to come out! Nevertheless, I'm here to
explain exactly why I loved it so.
First off, there's no doubt about
it; Rick Riordan can write. Once again, he does an awesome job
combining mythology with the modern world. His wordplay is still as
effective, most especially
when he gives details, whether they're on the story's settings or on
character descriptions. This allowed me to truly have a clear and vivid
depiction of what's going on. Also, I appreciated the fact that there
was just enough background information on Egyptian mythology, without
it sounding like a boring lecture -- this is important, actually, as I
certainly don't want to feel like I'm reading a textbook!

The
main thing that I loved about this though, are the main characters
themselves; Carter and Sadie. I love them, because they seem so real --
I was able to empathize, root, and feel for them. I also liked that in
the book, they both get to be narrators. I thought at first it wasn't
going to work. Fortunately, it did. Having two completely different
POVs let me get the entire picture, and get both sides instead of just
one. You also really get how distinct the two of them are -- and their
personalities -- through their voices. By the end of the book, I felt
like I truly had a grasp of what this series is ultimately all about,
and who the characters truly are. So overall, I loved this novel
because it is well-written, exciting, believable, and is rich with
complex and multifaceted characters. It is a series I will definitely
be looking forward to.

If you are to read this, try to take it for what it is, without high expectations, and you might enjoy it even more ;)
Please
note also: try not to compare it to the Percy Jackson series, because
this is really different, even though it is still about mythology. The
characters and their voices are absolutely different. But okay, maybe
some of you are still wondering: Was it better than the Percy Jackson
series? Hmmm... the truth is, I think I'm just incredibly biased,
because Percy Jackson and Greek mythology will always have a special
place for me. However, I also can't deny how much I enjoyed and loved
this one as well. You decide. For me, The Red Pyramid gets 5 stars.



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