Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Review: Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris

Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (Theodosia Throckmorton #2)

R.L. LaFevers

Review of Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (#1)

Publication Date:
November 10th 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages: 400

Genre: Historical, Mystery, Middle-Grade

Theodosia Throckmorton is in a fix. Allowed to attend a reception given by one of the directors of her parents’ museum, she stumbles across Mr. Tetley of the British Museum—in most unusual circumstances! Since Theo has last seen him in a showdown in an ancient Egyptian tomb, his reappearance could mean only one thing: the Serpents of Chaos are back.
Once again Theodosia will have to take on secret societies, evil curses, and dark magic too sinister to imagine, especially if it falls into the wrong hands. Blocked at every turn, Theodosia will have to rely on her own skill and cunning—along with a little help from the most unexpected places.
Say hello to the return of Theodosia! I really need to read Grave Mercy still because I truly adore LaFever's writing style. Once again I was completely swept away by Theo's world. The Serpents of Chaos are far from being done, and of course Theo is now on their well "shitlist", they don't like her so much at all.

We also get to witness Theo's grandmother trying her hardest to get Theo a governess and turn into a "well bred young lady" which Theo is just having none of. Theo is such an independent, strong, intelligent character that I love reading so much. As always most of the adults just ignore her and think she is just a precocious child, another secret society appears, causing even more confusion for Theo and the characters are just as memorable as the first one.

I really, truly wish that I had had this series when I was younger to read, because I would have eaten it right up.

If you like MG Adventure, read this series, seriously, it is incredibly good. LaFevers is a fantastic MG writer and all the Egyptology is equally interesting. I myself am quite excited to continue on with this series and see what adventures Theodosia Throckmorton gets into next.



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