Saturday, June 5, 2010

48-Hour Book Challenge: Update 3#

Hi! Kate here. I've been so absorbed in my book that I haven't been able to make a post until now.

My update:
Hours of reading: 7.5
Books finished: 1
Books in progress: 1

Paulina's (Mom's) update:
Hours of reading: 8
Hours of listening to audiobooks: 2
Books finished: 1
Books in progress: 2

Paulina's list of finished books:
- Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant

Kate's list of finished books:
- The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Paulina is half-way through Wondrous Strange but also started reading another book, Say What? by Gena K. Gorrell, a non-fiction book about the history of the English language.

I've finally finished The Red Pyramid after 7 hours! Right now, I'm in the midst of reading No Small Thing by Natale Ghent. My mom and I have been celebrating with apple crumble pie. Can't wait until next pie break!

The Red Pyramid is the first book in the series The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan- author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Personally, I liked the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series more, because I love Greek mythology. But for those who are interested in Egypt mythology, this is the book for you.

The Red Pyramid is about two children, Carter and Sadie, who are on a mission to save the world and get back their father from the Egyptian God of Evil- Set. Carter, the oldest, has been traveling the world with his father- an egyptologist, while Sadie has been living with her grandparents in England. Their mother died when they were young and their father lost the court battle to keep Sadie, so the Carter and Sadie were separated. When their father brings then to the British Museum, he releases 5 major Egyptian gods and gets captured by Set. Carter and Sadie have to now release their father and prevent Set from taking over the world.

I found Rick Riordan didn't explain Egypt's mythology as well as in The Lightening Thief; therefore the book was a bit difficult to keep up with. I do believe that Rick Riordan did keep up the same suspense as his previous books. He also did a good job on the British words (for example, crisps instead of chips and lorry instead of truck). Overall, this is a wonderful book.


  1. Go Kate! I've heard other similar complaints about The Red Pyramid being a bit harder to follow and way longer. Though I'm glad to hear that you liked it overall. Keep on reading!

  2. Kate-- Do you accept review copies? If you're interested in reading Don't Know Where, Don't Know When, please contact me through my web site,