The Forgotten Pharaoh by Laura DeLuca

The Forgotten Pharaoh


I have the pleasure of calling the author of The Forgotten Pharaoh, a friend.  So you think I would automatically write a positive review?  For those of you that know me, you KNOW that’s not true.  I tell it like it is.  I honest and truly loved this book.  I can’t imagine the work she put into writing The Forgotten Pharaoh, and all of the research she put into it.


I read a lot of books in a wide range of genres, The Forgotten Pharaoh is Young Adult Paranormal. This book has an excellent plot that is stuck to, teenage romance, and situations that are true to every day life for a teen. Throw in some action, adventure and paranormal and you have a book you can’t put down. Julie and her family, along with a team of archeologists set out to search for the Forgotten Pharaoh, Djedefre’s tomb.

What they find leads to romance, death, adventure and…..VAMPIRES! I love how the author explains vampires and her unique twist on them, how they came to be, and how to kill them. The books setting is in Egypt and you can put yourself in the setting and imagine all that is going on to be around you. Much thought was put into the explanation of the vampires, God, Egyptian gods, and the afterlife.

I recommend this book to everyone that enjoys paranormal books and find it suitable for both adults and young adults.

Some secrets are meant to be buried. Julie Gerber isn’t thrilled to be pulled out of school her senior year to follow her parents halfway around the world to unearth a lost pyramid. However, when the cute British guy and the mysterious financier of their project both fight for her attention, things start to get interesting.

The pharaoh known as Djedefre was cursed for the murder of his eldest brother. The work of the archaeologists brings new secrets to light, ones that prove the fallen god-king wasn’t the villain history had painted him to be. Can they prove his innocence?

As the team digs deeper into the mystery, members of the party vanish or end up dead. Someone is determined to keep the truth hidden at all costs, even 4,500 years later.

10 comments for “The Forgotten Pharaoh by Laura DeLuca

  1. April 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thanks for the awesome review!

  2. Cindy McElwee
    April 29, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Love this review ~ Egypt alone got my attention ~ throw out Vampires & I’m in ♥

  3. katrina c.
    April 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I tend to gravitate to young adult reading, even though i’m almost 30, and I often catch a lot of flack from other readers. They’re much more fun to read compared to some of the non-fiction titles. (Although I do enjoy those too!) This seems like a great addition to my collection.

  4. Ben
    April 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Looks like a great book. My daughter loves to read so I may pick this up for her. Thanks.

  5. April 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Wow! This sounds like an interesting book. I created a new board on my Pinterest just so I could add it 🙂 Think I may check it out. Thank You for sharing!

  6. April 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    You most certainly tell it like it is, my friend! I will vouch for that one. This book sounds awesome. Going to have to check it out.

  7. Sandra VanHoey
    April 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I am not the reader in our family but have my sister and my daughers who are. I let them know of various books I have read reviews on and this one may be one that my youngest daughter would enjoy. Thanks for the review!

  8. Birdiebee
    April 30, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I would love to read this book. It sounds veryinteresting.

    April 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm


  10. Holly Rhone
    April 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    when i was in high school in history class i loved learning about ancient Egypt and pharaohs

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