Sunday 11 June 2017

Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake by Rob Lloyd Jones (Walker Books) PB RRP: $14.99   ISBN: 9781406361445

Reviewed by Ashling Kwok     

Join Jake Atlas and his twin sister, Pan, on a thrilling journey through the Egyptian desert as they search for their missing parents, and try to save them from being turned into mummies by an evil dead.

One day Jake is a simple schoolboy with terrible grades and a bad attitude. The next day, he is a member of a super high-tech treasure hunting team, working with shady tomb robbers to locate his parents.

On the surface, the Atlas family appear to be quite normal. But Jake is hiding an addiction to stealing, Pan is concealing her genius for fear of being bullied, and the siblings can't stop fighting – with each other or with their parents, stuffy professors of Ancient History.

Everything changes the day Jake and Pan discover the truth about their parents. They are suddenly thrown into an unknown world, full of mystery and intrigue.

Jake's quick thinking in tricky situations comes in handy as it helps them get out of tight spots, while Pan's intelligence and photographic memory enables the pair to solve the clues along the way. Jake and Pan end up working together, and eventually come to understand one another.

Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake is a riveting page-turning adventure by award-winning author Rob Lloyd Jones. It is action packed and will keep readers intrigued from the moment they open the book.

It is recommended for readers aged 9 and over, and is highly recommended.

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