REVIEW » The Lost Map of Chaos

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The Lost Map of ChaosAcred forests together they crisscross the globe searching for the pieces of the one thing that might save her father But the closer they come to saving him and the they fall for one another the closer they get to destroying the wor. I received a copy of this book from St Martin’s Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI Do Not Trust You is a fast paced YA novel with an engaging heroine and a decent mix of adventure and mythology In my opinion it could have benefited from a less generic title but in any case one should not judge a book by its cover or name in this instance As far as the premise goes I Do Not Trust You proved to be exciting and would overall be a safe bet for any reader in search for some action I did not particularly enjoy the writing style finding it simplistic and monotonous; in all fairness there is nothing very special or uniue about the plot or the characters either except perhaps for Memphis who is smart and determined and most of all loyal to her family There are many forced twists and turns and even some manufactured tension in an attempt I gather to raise the stakes and develop the relationship between Memphis and Ash which was not wholly successful in my opinion I don't want to be overly critical in my review keeping in mind what this book is meant to be and the audience it aims to; in fact I would say it is plenty good compared to other works in its genre I can imagine the adolescent audience enjoying this as I would have a few years ago my love for Egyptian mythology would have certainly driven it straight home However simply belonging to a genre does not excuse poor writing hence my rating Now aside from the issues I highlighted above I still think this is a good book very uick to get through and excellent in its effort to put a twist on a very popular ancient Egyptian myth I mostly enjoyed the treasure hunt aspect which took the characters to a number of locations rich in culture and history I know it's been mentioned here before but if you like Indiana Jones there's a big chance you're going to love this also

Laura J. Burns ó 9 REVIEW

An ancient cult which she’s pretty sure counts for than one strike against him and has just informed Memphis that her father who she thought was dead isn’t and needs her help From the catacombs of Paris to lost temples in the s. This is a fast paced and thrilling adventure novelM is the daughter of an archeologist who has been living with her guardians since she was informed her dad had passed away Ash enters the picture young and well built and just happens to inform M that her dad is actually alive From that moment on both will travel around the world in a race against time visiting ancient places finding clues to will help save M’s fatherThe novel is told in alternating perspectives and is set in places all over the globe I like how M gives a historic and archeological background to the places mentioned in the book it makes the story interesting There is also a playful dynamic and humorous banter between the main charactersOverall I liked it and recommend it those who enjoy adventure thrillers and YA with some supernatural elements Received ARC from the publisher via Netgalley

SUMMARY The Lost Map of Chaos

REVIEW » The Lost Map of Chaos õ Memphis M Engle is stubborn to a fault graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures and a heck of an opponent in a fight In short she's awesomeAshwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes a member of an ancient cult which she’s pretty sure counts for than one strike against him and hMemphis M Engle is stubborn to a fault graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures and a heck of an opponent in a fight In short she's awesomeAshwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes a member of. M” short for Memphis is still reeling from the death of her father when she is followed one evening by a young British man by the name of Ash He has a lot of revelations for her and one is a real zinger her father is not dead but being kept captive by the cult of Set She is naturally shocked but not overly so her father’s kidnapping makes sense as he is able to decipher symbols and has vast knowledge of Ancient Cultures and their language To make things even interesting Ash is also a member of a cult this one for the Egyptian deity Horus M sneaks out of the home she shares with her guardians and leaves with Ash to save her fatherAsh informs M that the cult of Set will release her father if she can locate the missing pieces of their God Sounds easy enough right So the pair begin to globe trot to various locations including the catacombs in Paris cave diving mysterious islands and lost temples Along the journey they must decipher symbols and find the pieces for both to get what they needM is a strong and witty young woman who speaks several languages is skilled in marital arts knows lot about ancient cultures and their customs Her knowledge comes from traveling the world with her father while he worked Ash did not have a happy childhood and found acceptance with the followers of Horus He has a past he does not like to talk about and may or may not have his own agenda while helping M find the pieces she needs to save her fatherThe characters are interesting and their first adventures are interesting and fun I was right there enjoying the action Then things seemed to become stagnant They had adventures and mishaps but nothing overly exciting happened Sure they had some obstacles to overcome the main obstacle is learning how to trust each other but the book began to lose some of its momentum in terms of actionthrillsexcitement They are on an adventure a ‘la tomb raider Indiana Jones or Percy Jackson and I was hoping for thrilling scenes With an adventure book I would hope to be on the edge of my seat turning the pages as fast as I could read and that was not the case with this book Although I enjoyed the story I wanted More angst adventure conflict and thrills Thank you to St Martin's Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my ownRead of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostcom