The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. Reviewed by Finn. The Red Pyramid is the first book in Riordan's Egyptian mythology series. In this book, estranged brother and sister, Sadie and Carter, each tell the story from their own perspective. Their mom is dead and their dad was trapped in a magical sarcophagus by Set a/k/a the Red Lord (god of the desert and chaos). So Carter and Sadie set out on a mission to stop Set from starting the apocalypse. They are helped on this journey by gods like Isis and Horace. As a team they must fight Sobek (crocodile god) and magicians from the House of Life that just have the wrong view of things.
I like this book because it is interesting how Riordan uses places in the world and connects them to Egyptian mythology. Like the Washington Monument and Cleopatra's Needle in London are obelisks. Other kids will like this book because it is funny and informative (in a not boring way). It was funny when Carter nicknames the Set animal (a dog like thing) Jeffrey. It was also funny because there is this monkey named Khufu who belonged to their uncle and Khufu would only eat things that end in "o", like Doritos, Cheetos and Cheerios. He also liked to play basketball and roots for the L.A. Lakers. Why? I don't know. I mean they are terrible. Look at their records. They are not good. Anyway, I've read almost all of Rick Riordan's books and this is one of my favorites.