Title: In the Shadow of Vesuvius
Author: Liz Carmichael
Pub. Date: March 18, 2011
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This is a tense story of a young slave girl trying to escape the coming devastation of Herculaneum during the 79.CE Vesuvius eruption. It’s well-paced, with great characterization and believable situations. It’s well-researched with a lot of elements of the time period which gives the reader an authentic picture of the era. Mira knows what's coming and her goal is to save her young charge, Remy. The whole book takes place in less than twenty four hours and keeps the action flowing from the first page.
If you're looking for a good fast read with some history and adventure, I highly recommend this book. Although a YA book, it's appropriate for all ages from Middle Grade to Adult. It has something for everyone.
Author Liz Carmichael has stopped by today with a guest post for the In The Shadow of Vesuvius blog tour. Hope you all enjoy! Let me know what you think!