Saturday, 2 August 2014

New Reviews for The Phoenix Code

It's been so exciting to see some lovely reviews for The Phoenix Code.
 I wanted to take a moment to
thank all the wonderful readers who take the time to share their thoughts about books with others, and also to the amazing book bloggers who put so much into reading books for children and teenagers and writing helpful and thoughtful reviews to help the rest of us find the kinds of books we want to read.

I've listed some reviews on the previous post but I wanted to share a couple of new ones with you.

These are two of my favourites. The first is a review on the reading website Goodreads. It is written entirely in Greek. Out of interest, I copied it into Google translate to find out what it said. I don't think it was a very good translation, but all the words were nice. I particularly enjoyed the first line.

"The author has done good research for this book and he does not write crap."


I aim to please!

The second review I really loved appeared in the July newsletter of St Mary's Primary School, Truro. The reviewer's name is not given, but I wanted to congratulate them on their extraordinarly good summing up of what, I have to admit, is a rather complicated plot! If you want to know what The Phoenix Code is all about, you could do no better than to read this description!

Ryan Flint's mum is a
journalist exclusively
covering a secret
archaeological investigation
hoping to unearth the
long-lost Benben Stone. But
then Professor McNeil's team
finally enter the tomb and
find nothing! When the
professor's brainbox
daughter, Chloe, hatches a
theory about the stone's
whereabouts, she and Ryan
become unlikely investigative
companions.
But as they follow an
increasingly complex trail,
helped by clues from the past
left by Rahotep, an ancient
Egyptian temple servant, they
discover other more sinister
individuals are also hunting
the Stone. They no longer
know who to trust - and
time's running out…
There's a fast-moving plot,
plenty of cliff-hangers and
unexpected bad-guys, with
humour provided by
interplay between
happy-go-lucky Ryan and
nerdy Chloe in this engaging,
informative ancient historical
mystery.

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