Swiftly-paced and thorough fun… A page-turner.
Cupps’s endearing 12-year-old heroine finds herself on a quest to locate a stolen Mayan artifact in her latest installment in the Harley James Adventures series. Amateur cryptologist Harley James is excited to be in the sticky jungle of Tikal, Guatemala, home to the famous Mayan ruins. Her excitement turns double after she makes a ground-breaking discovery of the legendary statue of the long-lost Mayan King. But before she can tell anyone, the statue goes missing. Harley must locate the artifact or risk letting the whole world stumbles into chaos. Cupps’s gorgeous prose interweaves archeological intrigue with mystery, mythology, and adolescent drama to tell a tale that’s both entertaining and suspenseful. She excels at creating a tense atmosphere with memorable detail, and her characterization is fully fleshed-out. Harley is a remarkable heroine, strong of will and sharp of mind. The secondary cast is equally compelling. Readers will remain invested in Harley’s quest until the wholly satisfying finale. Simply enchanting; read it.
Harley James & the Mystery of the Mayan Kings
A Mystery Adventure Book for Kids 8-12
(Harley James Adventures)
Pub date May 6, 2022
Price $14.99 (USD) Hardcover, $7.99 Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition