Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Review: Statue of Ku by Tricia Stewart Shiu

The second book in the Moa Book Series follows Hillary and Moa as they jet to Egypt on the Prince’s private plane to reclaim Moa’s family heirloom, the inimitable statue of Ku. Once on the ground, however, they find that their search is less about retrieving a treasured family possession and more about tracing a healing path in their genetic lineage to its true beginning. Their journey involves magic, sacrifice and discovering their unique healing gifts, which live within all of us. Their story intertwines with that of the real boy, Ku — his questions, his travails and, eventually, his triumph. In their continuing search for the Statue, Hillary and Moa find that the answer to every question they seek is where they least expect it and that healing gifts are not lost but merely forgotten

Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning, screenwriter, author and playwright, but her passion lies in creating mystical stories. Her latest series, The Moa Books, which includes "Moa," "The Statue of Ku" and "The Iron Shinto," were, by far her favorite to write.

 My Review:

Pros: A good story with a solid plot. Interesting scenes and gripping when in past tense.

Cons: I wasn't a fan of the present tense segments; I was far more invested in the story when it switched to Ku's story and read in past tense. This may be just a personal preference, though.

Movie Potential: I'm afraid not. The most I see is a cartoon series.

Writing style: As I mentioned, I believe Tricia's past tense writing is far stronger than her present tense. That's not to say her present tense was horrid, just not as good.


Characters: I had an easier time imagining Moa and Ku. Hillary and her family, however, I sometimes had to stop and remember which name belonged to which character. This, also, is most likely a personal trait. Unless characters are brilliantly unique and stand out I tend to have trouble telling them apart.

overall rating: 4/5

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