Lost in Babylon

Lost in Babylon

Book - 2013
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One step forward

A week ago, thirteen-year-old Jack McKinley was a normal kid leading a normal life--totally unaware that he was about to die. He's cursed with a genetic abnormality that's giving him amazing powers too quickly for his body to handle. Jack's only hope: Find the seven lost Loculi that were hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by the last prince of Atlantis. Only they contain the magic to save him--and the world.

Two steps back

After unearthing the first Loculus and defeating the Colossus of Rhodes, Jack and his friends are in worse shape than when they first set out. Marco has disappeared without a trace, along with the first Loculus. With no time to spare and no one else to turn to, Jack and the gang have no choice but to follow the only clues they have and to head off on the next leg of their epic quest--to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon!

Seven wonders

Join the adventure now. Lost in Babylon is the second book in the swashbuckling Seven Wonders series from master storyteller Peter Lerangis.

Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062070432
Branch Call Number: J LER
J LER
Characteristics: 373 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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mmcbeth29
Aug 02, 2015

SUMMARY: Marco has disappeared with the first of seven Loculus needed to possibly cure the four select teens who have the gene that will kill them by age fourteen. Jack, and the other two set out to find him. Following clues, the gang ends up in another ancient wonder, the lost city of Babylon, where another loculus is supposed to be stored. After many trials and tribulations as well as a run in with the enemy, the gang changes in a way none of them expects.

THE GOOD: This story was more riveting than the first. I was caught up in where was Marco and what was he up to. All along you know he is up to something, but not what actually happens. New characters enter the scene which adds interest. Again, there is plenty of predictability, but it was still exciting and never stopped me from wanting to know what happens next. There were tons of plot twists that kept me going. I listened to this on audio CD and the reader did a much better job than book one. Again, there was more about Babylon, time warps and numbers than I was interested in, but that is what will make many preteens and teens fall in love with this series.
THE NOT AS GOOD: I felt like this story was a little bit too long and occasionally took one too many turns (probably to set up the next book). I felt the author could have cut a little of the extra fat off the story and made it even better. Again there was quite a bit of violence and destruction as well as death and cruelty.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: GRADES 5-9 due to maturity and violence

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Nhan Cao
Apr 27, 2015

just read the book it's pretty good.

elizabethfulop Dec 16, 2014

hello!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kaelan
Feb 11, 2015

Kaelan thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13

elizabethfulop Dec 16, 2014

elizabethfulop thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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