Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (Theodosia Throckmorton #2)
Publication Date: November 10th 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
I KNEW IT! I KNEW THE ADMIRAL WAS THE BAD GUY! Okay, I didn't know for sure, but I started guessing it about halfway through. I also love how ghastly the things the Serpents of Chaos do, but Theodosia just takes it in stride and fixes things up. Will makes a really nice counterpart for her, and the way she deals with all her governess's is just beautiful.
And the other secret society thinking that she is Isis reincarnate also amuses me, however I am actually entertaining the thought that it might be true as she is incredibly attracted to Egyptology and can improvise amulets incredibly well.
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.