ARC Book Review – Reawakened

Posted August 25, 2015 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Book Review – ReawakenedReawakened Series: Reawakened #1
by Colleen Houck
Published by Delacorte Press on August 11, 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 400
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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five-stars

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.

I was so excited to hear that author Colleen Houck was releasing a new series. Reawakened was everything I hoped it would be and more. I loved this book!

What did I like about Reawakened?

I loved this story! Reawakened had the action, suspense and romance that I expected from this author. Seventeen-year-old Lily Young stumbles upon a mysterious man while visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He turns out to be the reawakened Egyptian Prince Amon who has godlike powers and is on a mission to save mankind. Together Lily and Amon go on an exciting and dangerous journey in search of his two brothers. Reawakened is an adventure and a battle of good versus evil. If you are a fan of The Tigers Saga series you will love Reawakened ! This is another Indiana Jones type story that inspired by Egyptian mythology. Some readers might find the information to be overwhelming and distracting from the main story. I’ve always been interested in Egyptian history so I found it fascinating and thought it tied well with the story. The romance was sweet and passionate, and with no love triangle!

I loved the characters! Lily was a nice surprise for me. She is young but I thought she was really mature for her age. Being an only child Lily has had to live up to her parents expectations. She’s always followed their rules and never stood up for what she wanted. But the moment Lily meets Amon she finds the courage to take chances. She does have insecurities when it comes to her attraction to Amon, but she brushes it aside and lives in the moment. Amon and his brothers were charming and entertaining to watch as they adjusted to modern day. They made a huge sacrifice to save their people but it felt natural to see them question this role. They are godlike so their doubts made it easier to feel a connection to them.

I loved Colleen Houck’s writing style! The story flows perfectly and the author’s details of every scene were so clear for me. The action had me on the edge of my seat and unable to put the book down. The chemistry with all the characters is perfect, with a range of intense and heartwarming moments.

What didn’t I like about Reawakened?

The cliffhanger ending! It’s cruel of the author to end the story this way! Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long for the next book!

Reawakened is a nice escape from the real world. I highly recommend this book to readers who are looking for adventure, action and young romance.

Purple Book Looks
Originally from my Book Looks & Waiting On Wednesday post

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

 

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

About Colleen Houck

New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 New Release Challenge

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