The Temple of Paris – My Review!!
I like to read stand-alone books, but I prefer series. A series allows me to invest in the characters and they become familiar friends who tell me their story. I read the first book of The Quicksilver Legacy series (The Riddle of Prague), and when The Temple of Paris became available, I added it to my Kindle!
Synopsis (from the author): American teenagers, Hana and Alex, travel to Paris on a mission to save the people they love. They have to decode an obscure message to find the only woman on earth who can help them. They soon discover unexpected allies — a quirky detective with a crystal dowser and two young Italians studying in the City of Light. When a mysterious dwarf stalks Alex and sinister characters from the past reappear, Hana questions the truth about their newfound friends.
The first lives Hana and Alex need to save may be their own.
What I liked: As I mentioned above, I invested in Hana and Alex as they pursue the elixir. Hana is looking for a way to help her mother and Alex is trying to save his sister’s life. The new characters, Roberta and Gio, the crazy detective who knows Alex’s father, the mysterious dwarf, and David (introduced in the first book) lend action, intrigue, and surprises to the story. I also liked the way Nadja shed light on the history of the immortals and how and why things are as they are in the current time.
What I didn’t like: While I liked the information that Nadja’s story provided, it was a little hard to follow as the narration shifted. Other than that, I had no complaints.
Overall impression: I liked this book as much or more than the first book of the series. There is plenty of action, interesting backstory, questions answered, new questions raised, and a great ending to the book. I recommend The Temple of Paris to anyone who enjoys excellent YA reads!
My rating: 5 Stars
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