Review: The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram

Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Secret of the Sacred ScarabThe Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What were the main relationships explored in this book? Family. Aunt Isabel is a famous journalist and is strict with the boys. Their gran provides the reader with a lot of entertainment and reminded me of Betty White. The boys who are cousins, although very close, each want to be better than the other. Character development is one of the best I have seen in a long time.

What I liked about the book … Given that Egypt is not at all what it used to be, this book offered a walk down memory lane. The charming, historical feel of Egypt is revisited and I felt almost sad for the state it is in. Author's research on the location was done well.

Favourite character(s) … Gran. She's a hoot and a half, almost as childlike as the boys. She's more easy going than Aunt Isabel and does her best to see things from the boys' perspective. She created an ideal balance of the characters. The eldest but the most approachable.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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