The Colossus Rises

The Colossus Rises

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Teens Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass begin a quest to find seven pieces of Atlantis' power that were hidden long ago and that will, if returned to Atlantis, save them from certain death due to the genetic abnormality that also gives them superior abilities.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062249395
9780062070401
0062070401
Branch Call Number: F LER
Characteristics: 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.3 17 Quiz: 59942.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 9.0 156556.
Call Number: F LER

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Gwen7154
Oct 13, 2017

This book was… very Percy Jackson-ish. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. Believable characters and an interesting plot, but perhaps a lack of spellbinding writing and a definite lack of death (yes, Marco died but he came back to life; Professor Bhegad was sat on by a massive griffin AND HE DIDN'T DIE). Another thing is that the book needed a strong villain character. Like, monsters are okay and all, but every book needs some sort of sadistic, wicked, and repulsive villain, for example: Voldemort (Harry Potter), Kronos (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Gaea (The Heroes of Olympus), the Adderhead (Inkheart), Alex (Reapers), Satan (Oracles of Fire), Victoria (Twilight), or the Emperor (Star Wars).
Percy Jackson was better. With more morals and stronger girl characters (like Annabeth). Ya know?
All in all, I rate 'The Colossus Rises' three stars.

MelifluousView Jan 17, 2017

I love how Jack doesn't seem to see his own gifts when comparing himself to others...like so many of us. Jack's adventures and his connection to the other Select made for an enjoyable read.

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starlight101
Jul 01, 2016

this is one of the most exciting series i've ever read. it's exciting and dramatic and it's sure to excite people who like adventures and danger

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allishafox
Mar 31, 2016

This is an excellent read for anyone who likes the Percy Jackson series.

samdog123 May 20, 2015

Great read-alike for all those Percy Jackson fans out there! Main character, Jack, discovers he has a rare condition and must find the ancient spheres from Atlantis, hidden at the Seven Ancient wonders of the world sites, in order to find a cure. Working with Marco, Cass and Aly, who also suffer from the same condition and are 'selects,' they have an action-packed adventure! First in a series--definitely going to read the rest!

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DavidHScott
Feb 25, 2015

Fast paced and funny. This is a great series for anyone who enjoys Percy Jackson books.

ChristchurchKids Dec 23, 2014

Imagine that you were told that you woke up on a mysterious island, a place that few people know even exists, and told that you have six months to live. You’re told that you have a special gene that gives you amazing powers, but the only way to keep those powers under control and keep you alive is to retrieve seven lost magical orbs. These orbs have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and it’s up to you and your new friends to retrieve them before it’s too late. This is the task that is given to Jack McKinley in Peter Lerangis’ new series, Seven Wonders. The first book in the Seven Wonders series, The Colossus Rises is out now.

The Colossus Rises is an action-packed blockbuster of a book. From the first sentence you’re hooked into the story and, like Jack, you’re whisked from your normal, everyday life into a strange new world. You’re taken to a place of legend, home to mysterious creatures, and where a group of kids have amazing powers. The mystery of the unique gene that Jack and his friends have and the magical orbs draws you in and you keep reading hoping to find the answers. Peter Lerangis is very good at only revealing little details throughout the story to leave you hanging and we’ll find out more as the series progresses. There is definitely more to the island and their quest that Professor Bhegad isn’t revealing to Jack and his friends (if you read the free ebook prequel, The Select, you’ll see what I mean).

Peter really keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is danger around every corner so you never know what to expect next. I wasn’t even sure that Jack and his friends were all going to make it to the end of the story alive, as they have some very close shaves. The second half of the book is especially exciting and fast-paced and had me engrossed in the story.

Like the Percy Jackson books The Colossus Rises is a mixture of adventure and fantasy. Jack and his friends have powers that help them in in their quest to find the orbs and the island is home to mysterious and mythical creatures. They have to fight for their lives with these creatures, both on the island and on the other side of the world, in plain view of normal humans.

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ana_orange98
Oct 25, 2014

i put it on hold because its super good i read the first two chapters and i loved it btw the book was my friends and it was from library so i could not take it hommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme darn it

Bookworm11_a Aug 26, 2013

My friend told me to read this book and I honestly loved it. It is the kind of book that has a very interesting plot and always keeps you on your toes. So you have yet to read it yet than you are missing out.

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rene1951
May 25, 2013

Good beginning of series. Nice pacing to action with loose ends, of course. This is supposed to be the first of a seven volume series. Not clear how the Atlanteans knew about the Wonders that wouldn't exhist for 10,000 years. Wonder what the Great Wonders of the galaxy be in the 121th century will be!

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joycemas
Jul 02, 2014

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Colossus Rises is the first book in a seven-book series. This first installment chronicles the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die—unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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