Book Review: Koolura and the Mayans by Michael Thal

Koolura-and-the-Mayans-cover-copyTitle: Koolura and the Mayans
Author: Michael Thal
Genre: YA Science-Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Koolura, a girl with extraordinary psychic powers, is back again with pal Leila. The duo is off to Mexico for Koolura’s father’s wedding. When touring a Mayan archeological dig, the girls uncover a mysterious device that hurtles them 2000 years back in time. They soon discover aliens from the planet Aquari living amongst Mayan natives. Are these Aquarians planning to take over Earth? And can Koolura and Leila stop them in time?

Koolura and the Mayans is an engaging read for young adult readers and middle graders who are advanced for their ages. Koolura is a twelve-year-old girl with amazing psychic powers. Although this is the third book in a series, I had no trouble following along without reading the previous books.

Koolura and her friend Leila are touring a Mayan archeological dig when they find a mysterious devices that throws them back in time to the Mayan civilization’s prime days. Aliens from the planet Aquari are living amongst the Mayan natives, and Koolura and Leila have to figure out their purpose there. Are they planning to take over earth, and if so, can the two friends stop them?

The author has a vivid imagination, and does an admirable job describing the historical setting of the Mayan civilization. Koolura and Leila act like real kids / young adults, and are easy to connect to. This book is a pleasant read with a fast-paced plot, an easy, flowing writing style and fun characters.


  1. Majanka, thanks for the lovely review.

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