April 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday April 21 - Middleworld

This is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. In this post I talk about books yet to be released that I'm excited about OR already published book's I've seen that I'm really wanting to read. I also like to try and find books other bloggers aren't sharing so that more books are shared!

This week I'm waiting on:
The Jaguar Stones, Book One Middleword by J&P Voelkel
Released April 27 by EgmontUSA
Why I'm interested
Action, adventure and learning about an ancient civilization - sounds perfect! (Oh and did you see it says zombies in the summary? Score!)

From Amazon:

Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation. But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan. They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier. Max will go to summer camp. Max is furious. When he's mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they've had a change of heart.

Upon his arrival, Max's wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier begins. During his journey, he will unlock ancient secrets and meet strangers who are connected to him in ways he could never have imagined. For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager. Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands? The scene is set for a roller-coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice!


  1. Wow this one has a little bit of everything in it. I got a feeling that this one will be a big hit with the middle school crowd. Great choice.

  2. This one looks like so much fun! Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones--good stuff!!