Egypt: The Uprising (The Battle for Maat, #1)

Egypt: The Uprising (The Battle for Maat, #1) - Amira Aly Aya is a 16 YO twin living in Egypt when her life changes during civil unrest in the region. She tries to keep her brother sheltered from the violence, but he disappears. In her desperate search, she finds herself swept up into an ancient battle that has spanned centuries.

The author has combined science and Egyptian mythology into a fast paced adventure. I liked the story idea, but the book was a little heavy on history and science for me. I felt like that slowed the book down in a few places. Once I waded through that, I began to enjoy the story. I was pulling for the kids to succeed in their quest. This is the first in a series that promises to take the reader on an exciting ride. Ms. Aly has a bright future and I look forward to seeing what she comes out with next. I think any YA fans of Rick Riordan's series will enjoy this one.