Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Review: Reawakened

Reawakened (Reawakened, #1)Author: Colleen Houck
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Series: Reawakened # 1

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.

Eternity is a long time to exist without something to remember.”

“Amon murmured against my neck, "You taste like melted desert honey.” 

“The truth is, if I could bottle your water-lily scent and carry it with me as I wandered the desert, even if I was sick from the sun and dying from thirst, only to be saved by a desert sheikh who wished to barter for it, and even should the trading of it save my life, I would not part with it for all the jewels, silks, and precious riches of Egypt and all the lands surrounding it. So to say your scent is pleasant to me is an understatement most villainous.” 

“A desert lily need not turn jealous eyes toward the common violet.” 
I have always been interested in Ancient Egypt – this book gave me a wonderful view into their culture, their values, their society, etc. It was so much a part of this book that I had to talk about it in my review. Mythology was used all the way throughout this book and I love how Houck tied it in and actually gave me a history lesson while giving me these fun-loving characters and enjoyable adventure as well. Lilliana and Amon, our two main characters, one being an intelligent, loveable American and the other an Egyptian prince, make this story what it is! Lily and the sun prince must travel to Egypt in order to stop an evil shape-shifting god from destroying the world. Lily just wants an excuse to not be under the thumb of her control freak parents, so it does not take much persuasion from Amon for her to accompany him on this journey. I LOVED both of them from the very start!

I LOVED and ADORED Amon. He is kind and caring and bound to Lily because when he awakened, it was her energy that he fed off of; however, he does not misuse this power and completely respects Lily and might I add – falls in love with her from day one. Their chemistry is out of this world and their relationship is developed as all good ones should be. With the amazing characters and the world-building, you cannot go wrong if you decide to pick up this book! I must say that this would be a great way to end your summer, as it is quickly coming to a close. Amon was my favorite character of course, so I am going to leave you with this: he has two brothers that are just like him and I am hoping, praying, and dying to know if they are going to appear in other books in this series!!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Delacorte Press in exchange for my honest review*** 

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