Book Review: The Red Pyramid


Title: The Red Pyramid

Author: Rick Riordan

Published: May 4th 2010

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult/ Middle Grade, Mythology

My Rating:  ☆   ☆   ☆   ☆  /5

“Fairness does not everyone gets what they want. Fairness means everyone gets what they deserve.”


Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe – a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


Another Mythology-Young Adult book. Here’s the review for the first book in The Kane Chronicles (trilogy). This book tackles a family-oriented story, sibling relationship, choice-making and with a little bit of love. Maybe not that little.

The story is in a format of a recording, which has two points of views, Carter’s and Sadie’s, the Kane siblings. They tell the story in a funny way, which shows how Uncle Rick writes his stories.

The Kane siblings are on the journey that will make you keep on guessing what will happen next. Such questions like: what choice will they make, what will happen to them as the House of Life are on the journey as well to stop what they are doing and such. 

My favorite character here is Carter. I could actually see myself in him. The pressure is n him because he is the big brother that Sadie should look up to, but instead, Sadie kind of has her own rule which is cool. 

As my reading journey continues, I really fell in love with words that I encounter, such as the quote that I inserted above. That quote truly speaks out not only to me but to everyone.

I fell in love with this book because it shows that making decisions is not easy as it seems. It’s not about listing the pros and the cons. It’s about making a decision that will be good for everyone and one that you won’t regret.

A book that not only tells such a funny story but a book that holds a deep story. This book deserves to be read by everyone. So why not grab your copy, or buy a copy and read this right now.


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