Give me Egyptian Princes any day!
I waited in line at BEA for an ARC of this book. I mean a long winding line that seemed to go on forever! Luckily I was in the front and snatched a copy before they ran out. I actually went and bought the hard copy of the book for my collection as well. Such a gorgeous cover and great story! I’m talking about Colleen Houck’s Reawakened.
I loved Colleen’s other books so I was so excited to hear about her new one. If you haven’t read her Tiger’s Curse series, you need to get on it! Full of Indian mythology and wonderful characters. Not to mention tigers!
Let’s take a look at Reawakened!
- Series: The Reawakened Series
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 11, 2015)
When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing s
he 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.
I’ve always been into Egyptian mythology. When I heard that Colleen was going to tackle it for her next book…I got excited.
She did a wonderful job for Tiger’s Curse Indian mythology. I anticipated her new book to be just as great and I wasn’t disappointed!
During a museum visit, our main character Lilliana comes face to face with a mummy named Amon. He binds her to him, using her life-force to gain strength because he needs it to fight the forces of evil. Long ago he was cursed to wake up every thousand of years to protect his homeland from the Dark One. But this time, he awakens in New York, far from home and his mission. It’s up to Lilliana to help him navigate throughout the world and find his missing brothers to stop the rise of evil.
Our main character Lilliana, Lilly for short, comes from a rich family, it’s evident in the first two pages with her car and driver and the apartment she lives in. I didn’t like her at first. She seemed spoiled and whiney. But she grew on me the more I read, oh how how she came out on her own! She became stronger and powerful giving Amon the strength he needed to fight. I loved how she denied that this could be happening. It was realistic. Who wouldn’t believe a mummy wakened to save the world?
Amon isn’t your typical mummy.
He’s a hot prince on a mission to save the world, who couldn’t fall for that? His interactions with Lilly and the modern world is hilarious. He called taxis “Golden Chariots.” He doesn’t understand what’s going on so relies on Lilly for help. He’s kind and wants to make sure Lilly has the best since she is giving him her life-force. He’s adorable, naive and made me laugh throughout the book.
The romance was slow and sweet. I sort of got annoyed with Lilly when she kept getting angry with Amon for denying her advances. He has bigger things to deal with than a love struck teen! But it was sweat.
Colleen did a wonderful job at her research for the Egyptian mythology and culture in the book. I could visualize ancient Egypt, the clothes, and all the senses. The characters were great and the adventure fantastic. There were a couple of times the pace moved slow and I put the book down. But it’s well worth reading through to get the the end. Oh what an ending. I just can’t wait for the next book!
Should you read it? Yes! An action adventure story with great mythology, characters and booby traps Indiana Jones style.
New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.
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