Friday, April 29, 2011

Review: The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter by Frank L. Cole

Title:The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter
Publisher:Cedar Fort
Imprint:Bonneville Books
Pub Date:03/01/2011
Pages:          289

Amber never dreamed her archaeology class would turn into a top secret mission that would take her across the globe, but when her teacher goes missing, Amber realizes it's up to her to protect the Hidden Scepter or risk unleashing an ancient power too terrifying to imagine. This guaranteed page-turner from the bestselling author of the Hashbrown Winters series is perfect for the adventurer in your family.

(Summary and cover via Goodreads)


This book was fantastic! I did not want to put it down. The book follows Amber, a high school student with an apititude for puzzles and archaeology. After receiving a mysterious letter from their teacher, Amber and 3 fellow students start to worry about her. Their concern soon turns into an adventure that takes the around the world. 

I love having a strong, smart female character. I know there are others, but I feel like you can never have too many good role models for young women. Especially ones that show it is good to use your brain at all times. The story was fast paced, but it never felt rushed. I read half the book in one sitting without even realizing how much I had read. If I were a few years younger I probably would have finished it in one sitting. There were twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat.

This book had action and adventure in heaps. Someone calls Amber "Indiana Jane," and I think this is an accurate nickname. I was fascinated by the world and stories presented. I highly recommend this book if you like fun, fast reads full of peril and discovery. This book is set up perfectly for sequels, and I would love to have more of Amber and crew. This is a great book!

Galley provided by publisher for review.

1 comment:

Reader Riah said...

I loved it too. This book is so fun! Frank L. Cole is hilarious. If you can find them, you should get a hold of his Hashbrown Winters books. They're for young kids, but soooo funny.