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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.

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age 13+

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age 13+

Common Sense missed something

At one point in the book, a character uses “God” as an expletive.

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Too much swearing

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This is what a good tomb-raiding adventure should have. Mummies -- check! Booby traps -- check! Magic powers -- check! Treasure -- eh, not so much yet, unless you count powerful old books and a couple of magic amulets. The goods are mostly there. Now we need our evil-fighting duo.

Alex is back from the dead -- nice touch. And Ren is the New York girl with good grades. And they're best friends. Great, but that's about all readers really know at this point -- and that Alex loves and misses his Egyptologist mom. If we're going to follow the twosome around the world for at least four more books, they should have been more fully developed as characters. All the characters -- the cousin, the frog-faced doctor -- could use a bit more depth. The more the author finds that good adventure/character balance, the more everything will be in place for a truly exciting series.

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