Saturday, April 16, 2011

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

The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter by Frank L. Cole

I received this ebook ARC free in return for an honest review and participating in the blog tour.
The blog tour is April 12-25, 2011 - be sure to check it out!

Amazon Product Description:
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.

My thoughts:

Wow!  Well written!  Edge of your seat adventure!  If you are an Indiana Jones fan, this one's for you!  Highly recommend this one for young adult readers!  

This is a story of teamwork, faith, friendship, betrayal, trust, mystery, struggle, and belief.  

I enjoyed every page!  The characters are great; thoughtfully created and charming in their own ways.  The storyline is fantastic!  This would be a great read-a-loud for middle school.  This is one of those stories that gets a person excited about reading.  This is one of those books that you read and then later ask yourself, "Did I read that or was that a movie?"  The writing is so descriptive and detailed that you find yourself easily able to "see" the story unfold in your mind's eye as you read.   

I love that the theme throughout the book is believe in yourself, but it also has this under-riding vein of not necessarily spiritualism, but again belief or perhaps the desire to do the right thing for the right reason is a better way of putting it.  The goal of the story is to save the artifact from the bad guys, but the Trendon and Amber have to decide on their own who the "bad guys" are, who the "good guys" are, and what the "right thing" to do is.  

The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter is a fantastic, empowering, young adult adventure. 


Unknown said...

I love your enthusiastic review, it makes me want to get this book and start reading, then give it to my son.

Laura said...

Coreena-I would suggest finishing the book before you give it to your son. Otherwise you may not get it back when you want it. =) It really is a page turner. Highly recommend it.

Frank Cole said...

Great review! Thanks for participating in the tour.