Title: The Mayan Ruins
Series: The Quinn Family Adventures (Book 1)
Author: Erin Ritch
Genre: Middle Grade
Publishing date: 5th November, 2015
My Rating: 4/5 stars
*e-copy received from the author/publisher via Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review*
13-year-old Dawn is the daughter of two famous archaeologists, Stanley and Alana Quinn. Their adventures have taken them from one end of the world to the other – and this time, they will travel to the mysterious rainforests of Guatemala. The Quinn family have been sent to find the Mayan Ruins, structures hidden near the sleeping volcanoes of the country’s Northern Region. Aided by local guides and Dawn’s new friend, Juanita, the Quinn family starts their expedition only to be split up in the rainforest’s thick maze. After the girls are saved by a wild girl of the jungle, Dawn learns that her parents are in danger. With the help of her new friends, Dawn must use all her skills to find the Mayan Ruins, escape the jungle, and save her family.
This book is a real quick and good read. It’s an interesting book and is sure to hold children’s attention. This book can be turned into a picture book and the magic can be more defined. 😀
Dawn is the daughter of two famous archeologists as told in the synopsis itself. Dawn and Junaita make a good team as for their knowledge and curiosity. When they find Caine or rather when Caine finds them, the story takes on a more interesting turn from there. 😀
The little mystery to who Caine actually is, is a rather simple and predictable thing for grownups but for kids it can be mind-blowing. They might as well start believing in destiny or the wonderful ways our universe works.
She couldn’t have befriended any better stranger than the child of the people who are sponsored by her late dad’s fortune. How convenient but it sure is more humane than how I made it sound. Dawn’s parents are really nice people and they agree to let Caine stay with them because Caine was so scared of going to the orphanage.
Not even a volcanic eruption could scare her enough for her life to choose orphanage over the wilderness.
This is an easy read and is fast paced, the descriptive parts are as good as the conversational parts. I liked how everything played out. ❤
Why would I pick it up?
For a quick and interesting read. ❤