Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Book Review: Koolura and the Mayans by Michael Thal

Koolura and the Mayans is the third book in the Koolura series from author Michael Thal.  The reader doesn't need to have read the first two books to follow what has already happened in previous novels.  The story stands alone.  
Koolura's dad is getting married in Mexico City.  She and her best friend Leila, a deaf girl, go with Koolura's family for the wedding.  Koolura has many magical powers such as time traveling.  She and Leila go back in time to when the Mayans ruled Mexico.  She and Leila are not the only ones brought back in time.  Aliens have set up camp and plan on changing history.  Maya and Leila try to stop them, but have many obstacles to overcome.
My Review: This is a Y.A. thriller/adventure story, a genre that I don't usually read.  It was a joy ride to another era along with being an entertaining novel.  I especially liked Koolura and Leila.  Native American heroines and deaf side kicks are very unusual.  I liked the originality.  I think this would be a wonderful read for YA lovers of all ages.  Thal has managed to teach something about history while keeping the reader glued to the pages of the book.  Well done!  I am an instant fan!  5/5 Stars.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks for the wonderful review, Dina.

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