Monday, July 20, 2015

Blog Tour Review: Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello

Sons of the Sphinx - New Banner

Okay...a book set in Egypt! Now I could not pass this up!

This book is part of The Quest Books series and it's YA Historical Time Travel.

Check out the synopsis, my review, and the giveaway at the bottom!

Sons of the Sphinx - Book Cover

Two souls
Separated by three millennium
One with a gift that is more like a curse
One on an almost impossible quest
Destinies entwined; one seeks to find herself while the other seeks his lost queen. To succeed, the pair must right the injustices 3,000 years in the past.
Only together can they fulfill The Prophecy, but in the process they must defeat the Pharaoh Horemheb.
Dishonor and death are the fate of the defeated.

My Thoughts:

The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. I was immediately captivated by the cover because of it. I absolutely adore Egyptian history and culture so I was excited to read this one. 

I was not sure what to expect from this story, so I was pleasantly surprised when reading it. The main character Rosa could speak to ghosts. While trying to take a math test, Rosa began to hear a male's voice. Soon the ghost of King Tut appeared to Rosa seeking help. She was then transported 3,000 years to the past where she met peril. It was absolutely fun to read this book. It was engaging for it had its drama and action. I found myself flying through the pages. 

I greatly appreciated the history and myths that were told throughout the story. It was obvious that the author did her research. The history and myths were wonderfully put together in a smooth manner. I was able to picture King Tut's memories and envision what ancient Egypt looked like. It was great to see how the author's research and details flowed together with the plot.

This book did read fast. I was able to read it in a couple of hours. Many of the transitions slightly bothered me for I felt that everything was happening too quick. I would have liked to have read more elaborations, such as Rosa's character being able to speak to dead people. However, the story was still fascinating that I was able to be hooked from beginning to end. 

As a whole, this was a fun read. I enjoyed the story and the research that was put into this book. It was a fast read that had me engaged the whole time. I rate it:


I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.


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  1. Thank you so much for the great review & being part of the tour - Tonya @ My Family's Heart

  2. Nice review! Like you, I enjoy reading books set in Egypt (and other exotic locals). Sons of the Sphinx sounds like a fun read. :-)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get the chance to read this one. It is super fun :)