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Content Review- The Lost Curse

17 Aug, 2012 by in T Lynn Adams, YA ficiton Leave a comment

The Lost Curse
by T Lynn Adams
Paperback, 304 pages
Published: July 10, 2012
by Cedar Fort, Inc
ISBN: 1599559552
Book source: Netgalley
4 stars
Book Summary from Goodreads: Easing his pace, Jonathon advanced only inches at a time. Instinct heightened beneath unseen eyes and he knew he moved in the presence of a creature that could kill him. As he progressed forward, his light caught a presence to his left… a human presence. The dark image startled him and Jonathon whirled to face the threat, the beam of his headlamp cutting into the darkness.

Jonathon’s had more than enough adventure for one lifetime. That’s why he’s planning to spend this summer camping in quiet central Utah with his Peruvian friend, Severino. But when the two of them accidentally discover an ancient artifact, they wind up in more danger than ever! 

Now Jonathon, Severino, and their new friend, Tallie, will have to choose between protecting a secret that’s been hidden for centuries or saving their own lives!

A perfect combination of action, thrills, suspense, and a hint of romance, this is a cover-to-cover adventure that you simply can’t miss. Join forces with this dynamic trio of teens as they delve deep into the mysteries of the past. An entertaining read that’s sure to keep you guessing!

Cathy’s review: After picking Severino up from the airport, Jonathon is excited to get to the plans he has had for his Peruvian friend. He plans to show Severino a whole new life in America, so hopefully Severino will see that there is more to life than the terrorist Shining Path group that he belongs to in Peru. They want to go camping in the desert canyons surrounding Kanosh and spend some time with Jonathon’s friend Tallie there. What they don’t plan on finding is an ancient artifact that was left by the Spaniards and may lead to a gold mine, and people that want the artifact and the gold mine and it’s contents for themselves. This puts the three of them in tons of danger that they hadn’t been planning on. What will they be willing to do in order to keep the others, especially Tally safe?

I enjoyed this book. I was glad to see a second story about Severino and Jonathon, I really enjoyed Tombs of Terror, set in Peru, and was glad to see this one set in Utah. I thought that the character development was good, I cared about what happened to the characters and that’s a big thing for me. There was plenty of action and bad guys in this book which makes the plot move right along. I enjoyed the story, and I wonder how many artifacts there really are like the books talk about in the deserts of Utah. I like that a book’s story can make me wonder things like that, it makes the book seem a little more real to me.

Contents: Clean, but tense situations

About the author: Confession time: I’m terrified of spiders, can’t fry eggs, and my inability to bake a chocolate chip cookie has become family legend. But blessings come from weaknesses. None of my children have a pet tarantula. My husband volunteers to fry the eggs for breakfast. And all of my sons and daughters are expert cookie bakers. Life if like that–it compensates for our weaknesses by sending others into our lives. Isn’t that wonderful? Writing books and reading them is another wonderful way we can strengthen ourselves and others. I believe it is a writer’s duty to craft words that lift people and help them feel better about their personal lives and those around them, to see the good in life. That is a responsibility I take very seriously.
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