Friday, January 30, 2009

Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R. L. LaFevers

She's back! Prickly, lonely, blindingly intelligent, and unorthodox to her core, Theodosia Throckmorton has been cast into a new adventure.

Another ancient Egyptian artifact is in the hands of the Serpents of Chaos, and it's up to Theodosia to save the world, yet again. Unfortunately, this time she's not only forced to fight a deadly secret society, more hampered than helped by the vague assistance of the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers. This time she faces an even worse danger than living mummies, Egyptian curses, and foreign spies....governesses! Grandmother Throckmorton is determined to find a governess who can mold eccentric and unladylike Theo and preserve her from her unfashionable parents.

Will Theodosia save her father from prison? Can she defeat the Serpents of Chaos yet again? Is Will really on her side? Who are the mysterious hooded men following her? Will she spend the rest of her life doing sums? Read Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris to find out!

Verdict: Fans of Kirsten Miller's Kiki Strike, Harry Potter, and Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant will love this series! It takes a little booktalking to get kids past the Victorian setting, but it quickly grows on them.

ISBN: 978-0618927647; Published November 2008 by Houghton Mifflin; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Added to my personal wishlist

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