FICTION

Amulet Keepers

192p. (TombQuest: Bk. 2). ebook available. Scholastic. 2015. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780545723398. LC 2014951451.
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Gr 3–6—In the spirit of "The 39 Clues" (Scholastic), "TombQuest" is a "read the book, play the game" experience across several platforms. In this second installment, which can stand independent of the online gaming experience, Ren and Alex must stop a Death Walker, an evil and ancient Egyptian spirit, from reeking havoc in modern day London. This is a plot-driven thrill ride with plenty of adventure and a bit of history woven in. Kids who enjoy the books will be eager to try their hand at the online games that extend the world.
When Alex's mother uses ancient Egyptian scrolls to save his life, she inadvertently resurrects loathsome Death Walkers. After his mom disappears and a secret society emerges to use the scrolls' power for evil, Alex and best friend Ren must banish the mummies and rescue her. Despite a formulaic structure, this series (with an online component) provides ample mystery, action, and humor. Review covers the following TombQuest titles: Amulet Keepers and Book of the Dead.

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