Title: The Red Pyramid
Author: Rick Riordan
Publication Date: May 4, 2010

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
In one night, the lives of Carter and Sadie Kane are changed forever. After their father releases Egyptian gods that have been imprisoned for centuries and is taken captive by one of them, they find themselves on the run in world they barely know. They quickly learn the history of their family and are forced toward a destiny they never wanted nor expected.

I’ve been enjoying the Percy Jackson series, so I definitely had to pick this up and give it a try. My personal love of mythology and ancient culture just seems to keep being fed well by Rick Riordan’s books. And the masterful way he presents this book in first person – alternating between the two very distinct voices of Carter and Sadie – makes it very easy to get drawn into the world of the Kanes. There were a few parts I thought were just a bit slow – hence the rating of 4 instead of 5 – but I highly, highly recommend this and plan to pick up the second book once I’m caught up on the Heroes of Olympus series.