Series: Reawakened #1
Published by Delacorte Press on August 11, 2015
From COLLEEN HOUCK, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series, comes the first book in a series about a teenage girl entangled in an epic Egyptian quest full of romance, adventure, and mythology!
When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.
And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.
But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.
From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Delacorte Press, at Book Expo America in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts: I may have scrunched up my nose a bit when I first read the description for this one. I also may have rolled my eyes and sighed as I opened the book. However, I can tell you honestly that the description really doesn’t do the book justice.
I was a tad intrigued by the Egyptian angle because I can be a total nerd about history. I got really excited when they’d mention the Egyptian Gods and I knew who they were (I probably did a little happy jig too). I won’t say that’s what drew me to the book in the first place though. That honor goes to the cover. It’s still sitting on my desk because I just like looking at it.
Lily and Amon were kind of fascinating. I say kind of because my brain is still trying to work out if I’m satisfied with how Reawakened ended. I realize it’s only the first book in a series, but I think I’m okay with the ending. I’m a little peeved that I have to wait over a year to find out what happens in the next book though. I enjoyed the chemistry between Lily and Amon, but mostly I felt bad for them. I mostly felt bad for Lily because I think we can all relate to her general situation (obviously not the whole idea of going on a quest with a mummy – can’t say that’s ever happened to me).
I loved Reawakened. I really can’t wait for the second one to come out. It has holes and isn’t perfect (nothing is), but it didn’t lessen my enjoyment. If you like young adult fantasy, I would definitely recommend Reawakened. I’d actually recommend it in general, but keep the young adult angle in mind.
5 out of 5 Bookmarks = I’m already dying for book 2.