Publisher: Dragon Girl Press
Date of publication: July 23rd, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Fantasy
Series: Tamzin Clarke
Tamzin Clarke V Jack the Ripper – Book 1 (review here)
Tamzin Clarke V The Mummy – Book 2
Where you can find this book: Amazon
Life was finally getting back to normal after Jack the Ripper turned Tamzin’s town upside down.
New excitement surrounds the Mummy Extravaganza exhibit at the science museum. Tamzin’s dad has received some of the artifacts, and he seems to have a past with the curator of the exhibit, Miral Nefertari.
Amidst all the excitement, people have started disappearing. Tamzin has been having dreams about pharaohs and priestesses from ancient Egypt. Could this have something to do with the scarab brooch she found in her father’s antique store?
Tamzin is on the case.
I am in love with this series!!
I reviewed Tamzin Clarke V Jack the Ripper back in September. I was impressed that a high schooler could write such an engaging book. Well, I am going to repeat that for this book. I am also going to say that the author is a very talented young lady (man, I sound so old saying that).
The book starts with Tamzin and Daniel talking. Daniel has told her how he feels about her, but Tamzin isn’t sure how to take it. She was flattered, and she likes him, but she has a boyfriend (Jimmy). Plus, there is the fact that he is a ghost, and he is the brother of her mother’s partner.
The next day, Tamzin is working in her dad’s antique shop when she receives a shipment of Egyptian items. They are going to be featured at the local museum in a pyramid exhibit called the Mummy Extravaganza. While she is unpacking (and checking) the items, she comes across an ankh that almost calls to her. A little weirded out (as I would be), she grabs a scarab beetle that had been shipped to her dad a few weeks ago. She puts it on (it’s like a brooch), it starts crawling on her, BITES her and she passes out. While she is passed out, she has a vision of a pharaoh and a high priestess. These, from the view of the servant girl and the pharaoh, continue throughout the book.
Not everything is OK in Tamzin’s world. Her mom is still in the hospital, recovering from her attack from Jack the Ripper. Her dad is enchanted with a new friend, the new museum curator and is at the museum helping her with the exhibit. Jimmy, her boyfriend, is growing distant with her. The only good thing is Daniel, the ghost. Tamzin is helping him try to figure out why he was murdered over 30 years ago. Also, she is forced into campaigning for Mayor Turner…who has decided to run for governor. So, yeah, she has a lot on her plate.
From there on, the book gets excellent. People are reunited, people break up, a toy monkey is trying to protect Tamzin, and The Mummy makes his appearance.
The ending was not something that I expected. I loved how the author introduced the next book (which I can’t wait to read).
How many stars will I give Tamzin Clarke V The Mummy: 5
Why: A great and inventive take on The Mummy. I would definitely let my early teen on up reading this book.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age range: Teen
Why: No sex (some very innocent kisses), very mild violence
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**