Reawakened (Reawakened #1)

Reawakened

Author: Colleen Houck                                                                                                Published: August 11, 2015                                                                                                 Pages: 400

Stars: 2 out of 5

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

This book was annoying at times but also fascinating. It’s hard to explain and to be honest, I still haven’t fully formed an opinion about the book.

The overall book was very similar to the Tigers Saga in regard to the lead female character, Lily, and the romance between her and Amon. Even the potential for a love triangle between them and his brother Anubis.

Lily’s character was also frustrating because she was first described as a strong, determined, and extremely bright person. But most of the book she was overly emotional, let her emotions drive her actions, and was beyond dense. So dense she couldn’t understand that Amon was taking her ‘life force’ from her so he could survive. Then there’s the issue that Amon and his brothers are trying to save the world from a horrible evil but all she cares about is why Amon doesn’t like her or kiss her. It made me roll my eyes at how stupid her character was acting.

But what fascinated me was the mythological aspect of the book and the Egyptian history.

Overall, the book was interesting. If you enjoyed reading the Tiger Saga, I am sure this book is perfect for you. I’ll probably give the second book in the series a chance but I’m not sure I’ll stick with the series.

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