Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book Review: Jannah Jewels: The Case in China

Jannah Jewels Book 2: The Chase in ChinaJannah Jewels Book 2: The Chase in China by Umm Nura
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the second book of the Jannah Jewels, Hidayah, Iman, Jaide and Sara travel in time to ancient China where they meet the famous Muslim Chinese Admiral, Zheng He. The race is on to find the second artifact but the girls are chased down by pirates working for Jaffar, who is desperate to catch the girls and get to the artifact since his last run in with the girls left him empty handed and embarrassed in front of his father.

I enjoyed The Chase in China. There were times when I got lost in the writing but it was an overall fun read with lots of excitement and adventure. These girls certainly know how to get around! I loved getting to know a little bit more about Hidayah as well as the Jannah Jewels' arch enemy, Jaffar. He is a complicated character not entirely evil to the core but evil nonetheless. I am curious to see how he turns out if and when he realizes who the Jannah Jewels' work for.

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Kayley said...

Thanks for the review! It's always cool to see children's books based on history. As long as there is some accuracy toward the source material, I think it can greatly enhance a student's understanding of the great figures in history. As someone who loves both fiction and history, it makes me happy to see them combined.

Rita Wray said...

Excellent review, sounds like a good read.


Deb PelletierC said...

This book is about adventure and some interesting characters.

Liese2 said...

I read your review and I know my daughter will love this book! She has read most of the Magic Treehouse books so this type of book is one she would read over and over. Thanks for the review!

Sandra said...

Neat book! Never heard of it until now. Thanks for the review. I think a kid in my book club would really like this. I love history in children's books, though it's hard for me to find one I think kids will actually like. This one sounds more fun than others :)


Dovile said...

The art looks great, and the book sounds interesting even to me although I'm not a child:)