June 22, 2010

Tween Tuesday: The Magickeepers by Erica Kirov

I love being on Sourcebooks list for reviews. I have gotten some great books from them. The Magickeepers is one such book. I did not read the first one (Eternal Hourglass) but received the second one (The Pyramid of Souls) in May and just adored it. So much so that I am going to go get the first one to see how the story all starts!

Nick Rostov finds out he is a Magickeeper, and actual magician and part of a whole family of Magickeeper. His talent is Gazing, he even uses a crystal ball. The second book takes involves a magic convention and a stolen "pyramid of souls." Nick knows who stole it, the leader of the Shadowkeepers, dark magicians who want to use it to steal the souls of some Magickeeper's from Sanctuary, a safe place for Magickeepers to disappear to. Nick takes it upon himself to find the pyramid and save the day!

Nick is Russian and I enjoyed all of the Russian heritage references. I also liked all the characters. Even though it was a quick read and a fast paced book the characters were well formed. Nick also has a good partner in his cousin Isabella. Nothing felt forced or like it was trying too hard. I think the length of the books helped with this. It was just a good, quick read.

Good summer reading for any bored tweens you have out there who also enjoy magical tales!

5 comments:

  1. This series looks really good! I'll have to check it out.

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  2. I won book two, so now I need to get book one and read the series. I think it sounds great!

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  3. It sounds like a great series, and one that I'll enjoy. I've got to check them out. :)

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  4. I've wondered about this series. Thanks for the good review-now I can add it to my list.

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