Review: Seven Wonders: Lost in Babylon

Title: Seven Wonders: Lost In Babylon
Author: Peter Lerangis

Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: October 29, 2013
Hardcover, 373 pages
ISBN13: 9780062070432
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
With Marco gone and the first Loculus lost, Jack, Cass, and Ally are no closer to saving themselves (or the world) than when they first arrived at the Karai Institute. But when Bhegad tracks down Marco deep in the desert, the kids are off on the next leg of their quest-to the ancient city of Babylon. There the kids find themselves faced with a daunting choice that makes them question everything they've learned so far. It's a gut wrenching decision, but what the kids don't realize is that it's also a trap. Surprises pile on surprises until a long-lost figure from Jack's past returns, and the kids find themselves forced to engineer an escape that might just turn out to be a different kind of trap altogether....

My Thoughts:
This is the second book in the Seven Wonders series and picks up shortly after the events of the first book (read my review of Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises). Because this is the second book in the series there may be a few spoilers from the first book in this review. Marco and the first Loculi are missing and Jack, Aly and Cass have to get them back. The quest now takes them to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. 

Once again the action is fast-paced and well written. The characters continue to grow and develop before our eyes. New characters are introduced, new locations are discovered. The dialogue is really witty and humorous. Just as with the first book, I love that they are exploring the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You educators out there could combine these books as your literature with a study of Babylon or the Wonders. It would fit in perfectly and could be fun.

This is quickly becoming a new fave of mine. This series is fun, fast-paced and thrilling. I can’t wait to continue on as more books come out. Keep you posted. This one needs to be on your middle school TBR pile. 

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