Wednesday, August 19, 2015

{Review} Reawakened by Colleen Houck

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.

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.

Enticing, Intriguing, Rich... 
These are just a few words to describe this book.

It took a while to really get into this book, it was a slow start and I wanted to quit a few times until I got to 40%, then it really started to pick up pace. Soon, the book I didn't want to read, turned into the book I didn't want to put down. 

The slow build was purposeful, a lot of the details from the beginning needed to be told in order to really understand the rest and have everything come together and make sense. 

At the end, I had a kind of lightbulb moment where I realized everything was connected and interwoven to establish the ending and what had to happen. 
There were still parts that had me guessing to the end so it kept me interested and turning the pages 
(or swiping the screen). 

The characters, the mystery, and the deep Egyptian history is what really endeared me to the story and had me hooked. I am a sucker for learning new things in a story like this. The way it is told, unfolding the legends in Egypt, and even though it was fiction, it is based on old beliefs that I found myself googling at the end to learn more.

(Ahhhh, oh excuse me, my nerd is showing...Let me put that bitch back in her sanctuary..) 

I loved the main characters. Lily didn't annoy me, she was actually very likable and there was a realness to her, even when I was screaming at her that she was driving me nuts. She was a typical teenager and she had a hard time digesting what was being shown right in front of her.

Amon was swoonworthy and the perfect hero in a story. 
Lovable, strong, determined, and not hard on the eyes, either. 
Not much else you could need!

Then his brothers came to play and I. DIED!!!!
Asten and Ahmose were the comical relief in the tension that seemed to be building since the beginning of the story. I wish they were in the story more because I was in total book love with both of them. 
It is not every day that I want to jump three different character's bones. This book was rated more PG-13 but there were a lot of R-rated scenarios I wanted to find myself in with all three brothers.
(Not at the same time, of course, what kind of girl do you think I am?) 

Overall, I give this book a 4.5/5 "GIVE ME THE BROTHERS OR GIVE ME DEATH" Stars!

I cannot wait for the next book in the series..


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