Northrop, Michael. Book of the Dead. [Tombquest series, Book 1]. Scholastic, 2015. $12.99 ISBN 9780545723381 197pgs. Grades 4th and up, P7Q7
Alex has been on the brink of death all of his life and eventually does die. His mother who is an Egyptologist has discovered spells that can bring Alex back. In so doing she opens the doors to death and lets out the Death Walkers. The Death Walkers’ followers kidnap Alex’s mom and it is up to Alex and his friend Ren to find her and save the world. There is also a link to a Tombquest game at the back of the book with a code. I believe students who liked the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan will like this series.
April 2015 review by Jo Train.