Monday, September 14, 2015

Review: Reawakened by Colleen Houck

My Rating: 5 Stars
Date Read: August 2015

Publication Date:  August 11, 2015

Hardcover, 400 pages

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.

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.

My Review:

Can we just take a moment to stare at that cover? I mean, it's gorgeous. And it's even prettier when you're holding it in your hands.

I'll admit that it took me awhile to really get into the book. I thought that Lilly was going to be one of those spoiled rotten rich girls, and I really just cannot stand it when the main character is all snooty. But I stuck with it, and I am ever so glad that I did. In fact, I ended up liking it so much that I ended up staying up until around 2:30 am to finish it. {I had to be up by 6 am to get to work, so that just goes to show you how dedicated I really was to this book.}

I was really fascinated by the whole Egyptian Mythology aspect. It's something that you don't get a lot of that in YA. Greek Mythology, sure, but it's very rare to find something with Egyptian Mythology in it.

I was familiar with some of the names and stories already because, *ahem*, I was maybe just the slightest bit obsessed with Yu-Gi-Oh when I was younger, so I kind of did my research on the Egyptian Mythology way back when...

I was kind of annoyed at Amon for a while because he was kind of... um... well, annoying. But I got over that real quick as the story progressed, and we got to learn more about who he was. I loved his brothers, too. They were completely hilarious and lovable.

It was really late, or really early I guess, when I finished the book. It was one of those things where  I was kind of slap happy, but at the same time, I was really upset with the kind of cliffhanger at the end... but it was totally worth it, and I highly suggest this book to anyone and everyone. 

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