Description from Amazon: Marty Boggs seems to be having nothing but bad luck lately. He has just moved to a new school. That not only makes him the new kid, but the target of the school's biggest bully. Add to that the fact that his grandfather is lying in a coma and his mother has disappeared. What more could go wrong? Oh, yes, some of his best friends are missing and he thinks the new housekeeper may be out to kill him. Marty's grandfather is a famous archeologist and has recently opened the tomb of Kutkara. He sends an amulet from the tomb to Marty's mother, and she soon disappears. Within no time, the grandfather has fallen into a coma and the rumor is that the curse that protected the tomb has caused it all. Delve into the book as Marty decides to play Sherlock Holmes, and perhaps Indiana Jones, both at once. Not only does he encounter mummies, ghouls and ghosts, but there are the additional magicians, monsters and an occasional ancient evil. Marty battles, all with the help of devoted friends, in an attempt to save his mother and grandfather, and even the small town he has just moved into. That is a lot... but a boy's got to do what a boy's got to do. I think the action, mystery and adventure, along with the ghouls and monsters, would hold any young reader's attention. It held mine, and I am far from young.
What I thought about it: I'm not ashamed of my love of young adult books so I'm happy to say I really enjoyed Marty Boggs & The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb! Marty Boggs is 14 years old and has been going through some rotten luck- and I felt for him. Not only did his mother disappear without a trace but his grandfather was found in a coma and they don't know if he'll make it AND he's the new kid, the new freshman at the local high school. This book was full of mystery and twists and suspense entwined with the normal thoughts and feelings a normal- but maybe physic- young boy would experiencing in these situations. There was a TON of mystery in this book that I really enjoyed. It kept me jumping trying to figure out who was behind the kidnappings in the sleepy little town and in the end I wasn't right at all! I didn't even SUSPECT the true person behind it but the authors did a great job of having the guy explain how and why he's behind it. I really liked this book and I think anyone over the age of 10 will too! It keeps you jumping, there are hints of romance, and it has a good amount of creepiness that I think will appeal to those adventurous boys who are more interested in getting in trouble than reading! I also love how the main character is a 14 year old boy who loves to read! :) You need to read this one. It's on Amazon for just $.99 and if you have a Prime Membership you can read it for free! Find this great book on Amazon here! And then come back and comment and tell me what you thought of it! :) I would say this one is pretty amazing though it did end with some loose ends and a cliff hanger that makes you burn for the next book in the series! :)