I received this ARC from Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.
Let me start by saying this is not my first Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz collaboration, having read Sanctuary Bay back in 2016 for this blog. It’s safe to say I am a fan and went in with high expectations. They were met and another high speed, YA thriller will have a place on my bookshelf.
Memphis ‘M’ Engel is not your average 18 year old. Raised by scholars, versed in ancient languages and often the smartest person in the room, she is anything but ordinary. Her mom died several years ago and her father recently followed, leaving her in the care of friends she hardly knows in Boston, the “hometown” that she had previously only spent months at a time in. Enter Ashwin Sood, or Ash as he likes to be called, a student claiming her father isn’t dead but only being held for what he knows.
Finding her father is entangled in an ancient Egyptian cult of Horus followers called the Eye and its war for the fate of humanity with the opposing cult of Set.
“But all myths–”
“–are true,” he cut in. “And all myths are false.
As M and Ash traversed the world in search of answers, I was literally at the edge of my seat. What a wild ride!
I definitely recommend this one, grab it for a cozy autumn weekend read…if you aren’t in East Africa like me where it’s 5 trillion degrees 365 days a year. It’s out today!