Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Lost Curse by T. Lynn Adams' and A Reader's Opinion

The Book
(Blurb from Amazon)
When it comes to tracking down ancient treasures, Jonathon's pretty sure he knows what he's doing. But even his time in Peru couldn't prepare him for the dangers lurking in his own backyard. Now he must reunite with old friends to protect the secrets inside the sacred mountain temple of Carre Shinob. Suspenseful and surprising, this is an edge-of-your-seat adventure from page one. 

(Blurb from Goodreads)
Easing his pace, Jonathon advanced only inches at a time. Instinct heightened beneath unseen eyes and he knew he moved in the presence of a creature that could kill him. As he progressed forward, his light caught a presence to his left… a human presence. The dark image startled him and Jonathon whirled to face the threat, the beam of his headlamp cutting into the darkness.

Jonathon’s had more than enough adventure for one lifetime. That’s why he’s planning to spend this summer camping in quiet central Utah with his Peruvian friend, Severino. But when the two of them accidentally discover an ancient artifact, they wind up in more danger than ever!

Now Jonathon, Severino, and their new friend, Tallie, will have to choose between protecting a secret that’s been hidden for centuries or saving their own lives!

A perfect combination of action, thrills, suspense, and a hint of romance, this is a cover-to-cover adventure that you simply can’t miss. Join forces with this dynamic trio of teens as they delve deep into the mysteries of the past. An entertaining read that’s sure to keep you guessing!

A Reader's Opinion 
I would be one of the first to turn away the opportunity to read a YA novel of any kind. The genre does nothing for me and I find little interest in it . . . but this book is fun! The reader is in for a fun and thrilling ride with this The Lost Curse. It's one part Indiana Jones, one part X-Files and two parts adventure. The characters are well-developed with unique personalities. I happened to like Jonathan the best simply because every time he smiled, I smiled or when he stood defiant, I was rooting him on. The bit with the dog--loved it! The bond between Jonathan and his friends--you feel it. The bad guys--you didn't like them! The good guys--you like them! The author kept the pace up and the adventure high as each page made you want to keep on turning to the next. 

This is a clean and enjoyable read that I would recommend to anyone. Did you see the part where I don't like to read YA books? Well, I would consider reading more written by T. Lynn Adams if her other books are anything like this one.

Normally I reserve five star ratings for books that really make me saw "wow" at the end, and where it may not have happened that way, this book gets the extra star simply because the author managed to convince this reader that she's a YA author worth reading--and that's not an easy feat!

Note: This book was received from publisher in exchange for a honest and fair review. Please see FTC Disclosure page for details.

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