The Colossus Rises

The Colossus Rises One BoyJack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem In a few months he s going to die One MissionJack needs to find seven magic loculi that when combined have the power to cure hi

One BoyJack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem In a few months, he s going to die.One MissionJack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.One ProblemThe loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven t been seen in thousands of years.Seven WondersBecause they re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the AnciOne BoyJack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem In a few months, he s going to die.One MissionJack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.One ProblemThe loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven t been seen in thousands of years.Seven WondersBecause they re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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  1. Lerangis s work includes The Viper s Nest and The Sword Thief, two titles in the children s book series The 39 Clues, the historical novel Smiler s Bones, the YA dark comedy adventure novel wtf, the Drama Club series, the Spy X series, the Watchers series, the Abracadabra series, and the Antarctica two book adventure, as well ghostwriting for series such as the Three Investigators, the Hardy Boys Casefiles, Sweet Valley Twins, and than forty books in the series The Baby sitters Club and its various spin offs 1 He has also written novels based on film screenplays, including The Sixth Sense, Sleepy Hollow, and Beauty and the Beast, and five video game novelizations in the Worlds of Power series created by Seth Godin 2 As a ghostwriter he has been published under the name A L Singer 3 Lerangis is the son of a retired New York Telephone Company employee and a retired public elementary school secretary, who raised him in Freeport, New York on Long Island He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry, while acting in musicals 4 and singing with and musically directing the a cappella group the Harvard Krokodiloes, 5 6 before moving to New York He worked there as an actor 7 and freelance copy editor for eight years before becoming an author 8 In 2003, Lerangis was chosen by First Lady Laura Bush to accompany her to the first Russian Book Festival, hosted by Russian First Lady Lyudmila Putina in Moscow 9 10 Authors R L Stine Goosebumps and Marc Brown the Arthur the Aardvark series also made the trip with Bush 9 Also in 2003, Lerangis was commissioned by the United Kingdom branch of to write X Isle, one of four books that would relaunch the Point Horror series there 11 A sequel, Return to X Isle, was published in 2004.In 2007, announced the launch of a new historical mystery series called The 39 Clues, intended to become a franchise 12 Lerangis wrote the third book in the series, The Sword Thief, published in March 2009 13 14 15 On March 3, 2009, announced that Lerangis would write the seventh book in the series, The Viper s Nest 14 16 Lerangis lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their sons Nick and Joe 17

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  1. Ever since I finished the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, I haven t been able to find a good alternative There are some great middle grade series out there, don t get me wrong But none of them had the same feel to it as PJO.Until now.This book had a lot of similar elements to PJO The one stood out to me the most was its humour Rick Riordan was able to infuse humour into his books even when things got tense What s even better was that the humour did not come from one single comic relief c [...]


  2. I truly wanted to like this book On the whole, I love YA fantasy, and after reading so many reviews comparing this book to the Percy Jackson series, I looked forward to a wonderful read Then there s Peter Lerangis pedigree as an author having published so many books, and received so much acclaim, I felt confident an evening with this book would be well spent.How wrong I was.There is no character development here Rather, we re introduced to Jack in the first character He s a 13 year old kid whose [...]


  3. Wow.That s pretty much how I was left feeling after this book To say that it ends on a cliffhanger is a gross understatement Luckily, it s one that has me jonesing for the next book in the series Fall 2013 can t come soon enough I had a completely different experience with this book I chose it as a classroom read aloud for my fourth graders The trick to picking a good read aloud is to get one that s the start of a series and one that will capture the students and make them demand A good read al [...]


  4. If you liked Percy, Annabeth, and others from PERCY JACKSON you ll like Jack, Aly and as they go to Rhodes to get 1 of the 7 locotuses to save the 13 year old s lifes This book is full of adventures ,big and small,scary and silly.Rebecca 3rd grade


  5. Review setelah baca ulang Pengalaman orang baca buku memang mempengaruhi pendapatnya tentang sebuah buku ya, hahaha Saya, setelah ngalor ngidul di dunia gelap, berdarah darah, kejar kejaran, penghantuan, begitu baca kisah yang terang seperti buku ini, jadi rasanya melempem ahhahhaa Emang dasar horor Pendapat saya belum berubah banyak Tapi ternyata saya menemukan hal baru, seperti review lainnya, memang buku ini kurang detail menggambarkan suasananya dan kurang detail juga dalam karakterisasinya [...]


  6. I was rather disappointed with this book It s clearly meant to ride the coattails of Rick Riordan s two mythology based series if it wasn t written to that purpose, it s definitely marketed that way down to the similar cover art and font , but Lerangis is not up to the story telling level of Riordan Every character in the book is a cliche you ve got your quintessential superman brawn, computer indie chick, and brainy nerd as the support team to the main character who feels like a useless imposte [...]


  7. As the first book in a new series with a grand name Seven Wonders , The Colossus Rises is a medium paced action adventure that will hold the interest of average to advanced readers Reluctant readers would find the all absorbing Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set series entertaining.While it doesn t bode well that within minutes of finishing the book I d forgotten the name of the main character, Jack looked it up again and his friends were pleasant company for the most part The main pull [...]



  8. I first became aware of Peter Lerangis during the Columbia Publishing Course s Book Workshop He s written than a hundred books for children and young adults, including entries in the popular series The 39 Clues His new series, Seven Wonders, is obviously aimed at the Percy Jackson demographic of his fellow 39 Clues author Rick RiordanE COLOSSUS RISES begins with Jack McKinley getting sick, collapsing in the street, and briefly waking up in the hospital before coming to at a strange Academy He a [...]


  9. THE REVIEWWhy this book People compared it to Percy JacksonWhat I thoughtWhoever compared this to Percy Jackson Sorry Peter Lerangis you are no Rick Riordan Not only was this book boring it was also disappointing There is poor characterization and meh action scenes etc I was expecting another Percy Jackson, you have no idea how happy I was to find this book I spent the whole book waiting for something exciting to happen, but unfortunately it never came With that said, it had an good premise and [...]


  10. One Sentence Review Picked this up on a whim just because it was so popular with the kids and found it to be a wholly diverting, fun bit of folly that won t make you think too hard but, by the same token, will never ever bore you.


  11. Okay, this book looks like it s trying painfully hard to be Percy Jackson I mean the style of the cover, the font, the blurb from Rick Riordan It s kind of cringe worthy But it s working on me and I ll probably read it anyway It sounds pretty cool.


  12. theprettygoodgatsby.wordpress.On the morning I was scheduled to die, a large barefoot man with a bushy red beard waddled past my house.That, my friends, is how you start a book.Jack McKinley was just like any other 13 year old boy always woke up late for school, didn t want a babysitter while his father worked out of town, dreaded math tests His world changed one morning when he passed out just before school The next thing he knew he was in a hospital with the strange red beared man claiming he [...]


  13. 13 year old Jack Mckinley got hit by a car one morning and almost died in the operating table When he woke up, he realized he was no longer in a hospital where he was rushed into but instead he was transported in a remote place, completely far from where he lives, known as the Karai Institute There he discovered through the help of Professor Bhegad that he has a rare genetic marker called as the G7W and he needed to get the treatment which the Karai institute can provide or he s going to die The [...]


  14. This was the first book in the Seven Wonders series and I have had it to read for awhile My son 8 years old and I ended up reading it together It was a very fun and well done middle grade adventure fantasy My 8 year old son and I enjoyed it a ton There are, ironically, five books in the Seven Wonders series The final book in the series, The Legend of the Rift, will release in March of 2016.Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with a desperate problem.he s going to die any day now Then he wakes up at [...]



  15. Do you know the term deja vu When you have this odd feeling I ve been here before, even though you know you haven t That feeling is considered to be a fantasy, too But research shows that deja vu is a connection to something real some past event that left an unanswered question It s been a year since I first read this one and now I finally decided to re read it and then the next books because I already have the book two I stumbled upon this book years ago and I really wanted it immediately becau [...]


  16. So this series is often compared with Percy Jackson and the Olympians for good reason Its a big adventure and you only get the first taste in this book Peter Lerangis is pretty well known for his other Ya Series 39 Clues which is a big hit at home I saw the book and kept thinking I knew the author Then it dawned on me the Clues book So I put it in the Queue I really like adventure books specially when they have mysteries at the end of the proverbial rainbow The first kid we meet is Jack an avera [...]


  17. One of the few books that really caught my attention Peter Lerangis was one of my favorite author from The 39 clues How could you not support him This is literally of those series worth reading I love how he keep in my mind the wonders and the build u of his characters His writing style is well written and the conversation on his books are keen and in detailed The first book is promising I couldn t started the other books on this series since, I am fed up with other books Its so distracting Anyw [...]


  18. InhaltJack McKinley ist ein ganz gew hnlicher Dreizehnj hriger mit einem ganz und gar au ergew hnlichen Problem Er hat Superkr fte, von denen er nichts ahnte und die sein Leben in t dliche Gefahr bringen Entf hrt auf eine geheimnisvolle Insel, gefangengehalten in einem strengbewachten Institut, erfahren Jack und seine Freunde Cass, Marco und Aly das Unglaubliche sie sind Nachfahren der uralten G tter Dynastie einer lange versunkenen Zivilisation Doch dieses Erbe bedroht nicht nur ihr eigenes Leb [...]


  19. The Colossus Rises is the first book in a series for middle grade readers In the beginning, we meet Jack, who I think is 13 He s just a regular kid Except that he s going to die He just doesn t quite know it yet In The Colossus Rises, we get to follow Jack as he learns why he s different from most kids, meets kids that are just like him, discover the special mission he must go on, and face adventures most kids only dream of The big question for this series is whether or not the kids can find and [...]


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  21. The Colossus Rises Seven Wonders, 1 , what an amazing title That, and the fact that Rick author of the Percy Jackon series said it was good made me want this book to read it.Normally i love books with some myth behind them, and normally i do not see many books that include the seven wonders of the world and the city of atlantis It has a nice plot to it, and the words used in the book were expected, but as someone has said before me, 8 12 year olds probably do not know many.Personally i was ok an [...]


  22. 2.5Ehh.It was alright I know it has a Percy Jackson Michael Vey vibe, but it felt like your run of the mill Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure story It did keep me entertained and I like the general plot of the story, though.


  23. Original review posted on y blog pageschaptersandbooksMy Thoughts The story follows a thirteen year old boy Jack and his friends, who also are affected by the same genetic disorder and find themselves at the Karai Institute on an island that is hidden away at middle of nowhere basically This is where the adventure begins for Jack and his friends This was an easy and fast book to read and beginning of the book was interesting but towards the middle of the book I just wanted it to get over with I [...]


  24. Star Rating 2.5 3 stars, I can t decide, it s somewhere in there Plot Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem In six months, Jack is going to die.After Jack collapses in the middle of a busy street, he s whisked off to a strange hospital in a strange place There are armed guards and weird kids and fantastic creatures, not to mention no parents, no phones, and no possibility of escape The place is run by an odd professor named Bhegad, who tells Jack that what s killing him [...]


  25. I read an ARC of this book, so I will try to keep my review spoiler free even as I speak about it honestly.Rating it was difficult since I did enjoy it on some level If I could, I would probably give it two and a half stars It had a good pace with some cliffhangers at the end of chapters, and the characters were likeable However, I think what ended up disappointing me was how it felt like a variation on a theme rather than an original take on old ideas If that makes any sense.I realize that thi [...]


  26. I wanted to love this book, but unfortunately it fell short of its mark The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis wasn t horrible by any means, the premise holds great promise but the book was almost over before anything of real substance happened I understand, and am probably guilty of creating a believable world that calls for heavy description, but this one really took the momentum out of the story It isn t fair to compare it to Percy Jackson, but my love of that series couldn t be put aside Riord [...]


  27. The first of seven in the Seven Wonders series, The Colossus Rises introduces Jack, Cass, Marco and Aly, all of whom carry the G7W gene marker manifested by the lambda shaped upside down V on the back of the head that appears at age 14 This rare condition results in special gifts but also in death, and unless they find the cure which is hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World they will die Their mission is to locate the seven magic loculi that house the powers that, once they are combin [...]


  28. I love adventure books Always have I m a kid at heart and get excited easily about things that fascinate me This definitely contained lots of adventure and was well paced and made me want to know what happens next When I read, I try never to compare my current book to other books I ve read I try to judge how much I like a book when I m done with it at the time and rate accordingly Going in, I hoped this wouldn t be a knock off of the PJ series Well, it was no where close to that It had very diff [...]


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