This book was so good! This book has come out by now, so if you want to go read it, you don’t actually have to wait until it does come out. The Colossus Rises gets 8 pens, just like most other “it’s good you should read” books.
Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid like you or me, except for one thing: In a few months, Jack is going to die. He needs to find seven magic loculi that, when they’re combined, have the power to cure him. There’s a little flaw in the plan though: the loculi are the relics of an ancient and lost civilization that haven’t been seen in thousands of years–because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Anyways, I’m excited for the sequels to come out! It’s prepped to be a seven-book series, since there are seven loculi and seven wonders. The author does a really good job of confusing you, the reader, into thinking this guy is good when he’s really bad and this guy is bad when he’s really good! Even I, Ash, reader extraordinaire, couldn’t figure out exactly who was on which side. And that’s saying something. I usually pick up the little details and decide who’s gonna betray someone or something like that. (Side note: I didn’t even GUESS about the big plot twist in Ender’s Game!)
Hope you like!
What I’m Reading: The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson, and Nobody’s Princess, by Esther Friesner. Reviews to come soon!