I just finished reading “Statue of Ku” by Tricia Stuart Shiu. It’s the second book in the Moa book series. I was so glad I was able to review both books back to back and I can’t wait to get the third book, “The Iron Shinto” and make time to read it.
This book picks up where the first book, “Moa” leave off. The author does a wonderful job re-capping the first book at the beginning of this book, so that you don’t feel lost when starting out. Hillary and Moa take off for Egypt to find a lost statue that belonged to Mao’s mom before she died. When they get to Egypt they find Molly, Hillary’s sister and Heidi, Hillary’s niece, waiting for them at the King’s palace. The find out they must work together to find the lost Statue of Ku and help save millions from dying.
The book is written from the point of Ku thousands of years ago, where we learn who he is and his back story to why there is a statue of him now. The important thing we know is he is/was a healer and needs his soul brought back to the statue to be able to save everyone. And it’s also written from the point of view of the 4 females of the book, where you see them searching not only for the satue but for who they are in this world.
They each face fears and frustration and it’s 7 year old Heidi that reminds them to let go of their fears and to focus on the positive. Through that they each find out they have special “powers”, the power to sense other’s feelings, to hear other people who aren’t in the room, to see other people, ect… Later on in the book they find out how important these gifts are.
The book leave you in a big cliffhanger and it makes you want the next book in your hands now. As with the first book I would recommend this book to anyone ages 14 and older. It’s a fun quick read that keep you turning the pages.
I will leave you with this thought. It was something that kept going through my head throughout reading both books (“Moa” and “Statue of Ku”) “Do not let your anger control you. Do not let your fears hold you back.”
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About Moa: Eighteen-year-old, Hillary, anticipates adventure as she embarks for trip to Honolulu, but gets more than she bargained for when Moa, an ancient Hawaiian spirit, pays her an unexpected visit. Get it on Amazon.
About Statue of Ku: The second book in the Moa Book Series, “The Statue of Ku” 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. Get it on Amazon.
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