Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis

Synopsis:
One Boy: Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die.
One Mission: Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.
One Problem: The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years…
Seven Wonders: …Because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Review:
Jack is a smart and gifted boy with less than a year to live. Despite the misleading synopsis, he’s not the only one. Jack joins three other teens, each with their own gifts and specialties. And all of them must work together to hunt the loculi in order to save their lives. Captured by a dark and mysterious organization, the kids mistrust their captors-turned-helpers.

This is the first of seven novels in a new fantasy series for middle readers. A roller coaster ride of danger, suspense, humor, and thrilling adventure – fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series should enjoy this exciting series debut. Fast-paced, with a fascinating mythology and non-stop action – The Colossus Rises is a charming and engaging read for all ages. A cliffhanger ending with a surprise twist will leave readers impatiently waiting for the next in this unique series.

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