Review – Reawakened

Title: Reawakened

Author: Colleen Houck

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Hodder

Page count: 391

Release day: August 11th 2015

Series: Reawakened #1

Rating: 4 stars

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

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 to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.

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.

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What I thought:

I feel like I say this about every book, but it started of really interesting! I don’t think I put it down for the first 50 pages, since I was so curious what direction this book would take. Maybe this was also because of the writing style, which was really good, and just made me continue to read!

I loved the Egyptian mythology in this book! I have not read many, and this book definitely makes you learn something. It is always nice to learn something while you are just enjoying the story.

Also one of the brothers is quite sarcastic, I loved it!

The romance in this book was quite well done in my opinion. Like the romance was really obvious, but most of the time it was just in the background. It was definitely not the main thing of the book.

I think part of the reason why I loved this book so much is because it was exactly to light-hearted fantasy I needed at the moment. I didn’t really feel like picking books up after Kingdom of Ash, but as soon as I tried this one, I did not want to put it down.

Okay I feel like I have to say this. The back says ‘more twists and turns than the Nile itself’. Unless the Nile is straight, this is not true haha. There was only one point that could have been seen as a twist in my opinion, but I think it was quite obvious haha.

I took one star since it is a story that is done more often, so it was not that unique, but I still enjoyed it a lot! I will definitely pick up the sequel at some point. I’m not also quite interested in her other series, ‘the tiger’s curse’. Also both the covers for that series and this one are so beautiful!

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Do you have some recommendations for books with Egyptian mythology?

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