The Secret Of Ka

Title: The Secret of Ka
Author: Christopher Pike
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 416
Why I read it: Was given permission to read
by author on
Grade: A


One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a hot boy she's starting to love but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the formidable monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet—the ancient Carpet of Ka—and leave her stranded.

Discovering the Carpet of Ka has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself,
or the boy she loves. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?

My Review:

I am so glad I read this book so soon! When I read the description of the book it sounded good enough to read but I really didn't expect it to be one I would really enjoy. I was so wrong, I wish the description of the book was as well written as the book was because I would have read it sooner. I really expected a juvenile book about genie's and flying carpets but it was not juvenile at all. It was such an original take on magic and fantasy. The story is fun and interesting with so many twists that it keeps you guessing the whole story. There were only a few things about the story that bugged me a little that is very common in many fantasy stories. Sara the 15 year old main character falls so in love with a Turkish boy in a matter of hours that she risks her life and basically the fate of humans and other species of magical beings for him. It just seems a little much for a 15 year old girl to feel in a matter of hours and days, but at least the romance never got out of hand or overly mushy. Everything else about the story was fantastic! It was such a page turner I didn't even realize when I was at the end, I turned the page and it was blank. I am pretty sure this is going to be the first of a series, I can't wait to read the next book even though it will be a while because this one isn't even for sale yet. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes YA fantasy. Don't judge the book by whats written on the back it's so much better than it sounds, I don't think this book will disappoint very many people at all!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I'll have to get to this one soon. Right now I'm trying to get caught up on all my library books. I'm hoping to get a bunch of e-books read when we go on our trip in July, though.