Source: For review tour
Series: The Reawakened Series #1
Category: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Humor, 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 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.
Who would have thought that I would get to read another Colleen Houck novel. I adored her when I was a little younger than my current age. Have you heard of her Tiger’s curse saga? I was totally on Team Kishan, but Colleen begged to differ. Anyways, when a review tour was open for signups, I jumped right in and requested for it. It’s another
Indian Egyptian mythology. I really enjoyed that Colleen included bits of historical background regarding Egypt, I had no clue what the hell these characters were talking about, so it was a good call to include extra details.
“A desert lily need not turn jealous eyes toward the common violet.”
I might have found it a little awkward about how our two main characters met. It was a little too easy for me, it’s similar to what happened in the Tiger’s Curse saga. Like for example, the parents of the protagonist did not question the fact that she was missing for a very very very long time for a quest to save humanity. Colleen Houck needs to work on that. I had a feeling that she attempted to fix the crisis by writing that Amon (ah-moan) had the ability to bring Lily back to her original time when they haven’t met yet. Still, it felt a little awkward that Lily was able to absorb all this magic crap in a few days. She’s a New Yorker damn it!
“Eternity is a long time to exist without something to remember.”
Despite some of my dislike from major factors of the book. I loved that there were characters like Amon’s brothers who put a little light into the book. Scratch that- the book wasn’t at all heavy or full of action. That was one of its major flaws, Colleen ended the climax of the story with a soft blow. No detailed explanation, no major obstacles, no drastic changes, it was just one simple problem that was solved with one simple solution. Boring as hell!
Nothing much happened in the story but I enjoyed myself as I read. The new thing about this Colleen Houck novel is that there’s humor in it. Amon couldn’t handle the whole advanced technology thing. He called a taxi a golden chariot and from what I remember he thought phones were oracles. It was really fun reading Reawakened. This won’t be the last I read from this series. It ended with a very irksome cliffhanger. I’m going to die from waiting!!!
Check out my Novel Beauty post of this book. I took lots of pictures of its interior and exterior design.