Friday, March 3, 2017

Review - The Secrets of Egypt by Roger Grubbs

Reviewed by -- Shannan Williams        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
The Secrets of Egypt (Adventure series Book 5) by Roger Grubbs        

Overall star rating --- 4        

About the book:
Egypt holds a vast amount of hidden treasures, and two prominent archeologists, Dr. Andrew Rogers and Dr. Kathleen Mcgregor have been successful in uncovering many of them. Now their former students are putting into action their skills. But, when compared to Dr. Rogers, they are still novices and prone to making mistakes. Dr. Julie Freeman leads an expedition of seven on a dangerous, mysterious journey in hopes of finding King Solomon's treasures. Believing those items have been purchased by the ancient Pharaoh of Egypt in hopes of bringing wealth and good fortune to his own empire, Julie enters a risky opening in the pyramid. Soon the party becomes trapped and can only meander through the tunnels inside until Dr. Rogers comes to their rescue. However, finding that secret escape route soon becomes a seemingly impossible task even for him. Their only hope is to piece together events that occurred more than 3,000 years ago. Those shocking revelations come to light as they travel back in time to examine The Secrets of Egypt. However, what they find has consequences, and sacrifices must be made. With time running out, Dr. Rogers put to use his unique method in a frantic attempt to rescue his friends. But, will it be enough to save them?        

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 27        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting --7        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is the first book that I have read by this author, and when I found out that it was book number 5, I was shocked. It definitely can be read as a standalone. This book is full of excitement and adventure, along with some mystery, and a little romance. I read it in one sitting. I didn't want to stop reading because I just had to know what would happen next.

Following the journey of the girls and the ones that were trying to find them was great. Five girls ended up trapped in a pyramid; then others went in to find them. Honestly, it was like reading an Indiana Jones book.

There are some twists and turns in this book that made it even more exciting. Also, up until the very end, I wasn't sure how it was going to end, and I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more by this author.                

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Suspense/Mystery and Adventure        
Age recommendations -- 18 because of the sexual inuendos
Sex content rating -- mild  No sex scenes; just had inuendos
Violence rating -- mild        

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