As part of The Lost Curse blog tour, I read Tombs of Terror, a prequel to The Lost Curse. Keep reading for my review and check back later for a full report on the exciting sequel, The Lost Curse.
Title: Tombs of Terror
Author: T. Lynn Adams
Release Date: February 2010
Publisher: Cedar Fort (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: YA Adventure/Suspense
Series: Book #1 in Tombs of Terror series
Mummies, spiders, and terrorists! Oh my!
Tombs of Terror totally lived up to its name for me. It was definitely creepy and gave me goosebumps at every turn of the page! But it was also a fun, adventureous, and surprisingly educational read that kept me up long after I should have been asleep (true, I read it while in bed, but with the covers over my head!)
The best part of this book for me was the vivid and descriptive imagery. I literally felt at times that I was right there next to the character (yes, I even had to shake out my blankets to make sure there were no spiders waiting to pounce! (Ewww! Even now, I'm getting shivers!!)) The colorful and rich descriptions of the setting combined with the eerily creepy elements made for a suspenseful and chilling read.
Another aspect of the book that was especially interesting to me was the cultural elements woven into the storyline. I loved learning about the history and customs of the Incan people and found the story of the tunnels particularly fascinating. I always appreciate reading a novel that teaches me about history and culture (makes me feel less guilty for ignoring my children while I'm glued to a book!)
Tombs of Terror is an adventureous, fun, and chill-inducing debut, reminiscent of The Mummy but based more on history than supernatural elements. It will appeal to readers of all ages and definitely get your spine tingling!
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