Monday, 7 May 2018

Review of The Mosaic by Chris Keaton

 The Mosaic by Chris Keaton

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Twin girls discover a mystical world contained within a crumbling mosaic, and they must restore it before an evil witch seizes its power, even if doing so could tear their family apart.

Secrets. It all started while looking for secret passages. Chloe Tozier’s impulsive twin, Zoe, insisted that all old mansions had them. Grandma denied the existence of any here. Except for the boarded-up service elevator that she conveniently forgot to mention before the girls discovered it, the elevator that didn’t seem to go anywhere. They had been living in this private museum with their grandparents since the death of their parents during an archaeology trip to Egypt.

Mysteries. Why have a museum in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas when what’s on display is nothing unusual? Sometimes packages arrived wrapped in plain brown paper that the girls never saw again. Grandpa disappeared overnight and they haven’t heard from him since. And before going to Egypt their parents had mentioned something about a mysterious mosaic. Maybe Zoe was right about family secrets. Maybe it was time to dig further.

My review 

This exciting young adult fantasy has all the ingredients to make an exciting fantasy read, which is what it accomplished. It has well-written characters, dark secrets and fast-paced action. As Chloe and Zoe explore the house they cause a chain of events to happen. A great beginning to the novel, with an almost Nania feel.

As the children dig further into the family secrets, it has you on the edge of your seat. Although I'm not an avid fantasy reader, I really enjoyed this story. The author talentedly created a plot you couldn't help but fall into and become lost within the magic of the words. The plot had enough twists and turns to keep me enthralled and although the characters of the twins did grate on me a tiny bit, I invested in them enough to really want to find out what happened. The author knew how to create characters to make you hate them or invest in them.

With an exciting ending, this story would easily be easy to recommend for fantasy lovers.

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