Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: Reawakened (Reawakened, #1) by Colleen Houck

Reawakened (The Reawakened, #1)
Colleen Houck
Young Adult Fantasy
August 11th 2015
Goodreads Link


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.

My Review:
My Rating:
5 out of 5 Freaking Stars
My absolute favorite subject to learn about is Ancient Egypt, so when I heard that my favorite author was writing a series based on my favorite subject, I was ecstatic!
As always, Colleen does a superb job weaving fantasy and history and creating an epic, yet tragic tale of love and devotion.
This book was laugh out loud funny, nail-bitingly intense, heart-breakingly sad, and full of swoon worthy princes. What else could someone want in a book?
Amon, Ahmose, Asten, Dr. Hassan, and Lily were all wonderful characters that brought me to tears and made me laugh till it hurt. Lily transformed from Lilliana the follow-the-orders-New-Yorker-coward to Lily the brave-follow-her-heart-devotee. I loved Lily's character and felt her to be extremely likable and relatable. Dr. Hassan was an adorably funny worshiper that surprised me by the end of this book with how amazing he was.
My heart hurt by the end of this book that I was on the brink of flooding my room with tears. But!!! The epilogue saved my heart from being forever broken! There's hope yet!!!! I am extremely anxious for book 2 right now that it hurts!!!


  1. I have heard about this book and I am so excited to be reading it soon myself! I love Ancient Egyptian mythology so that is brilliant :) And well, the idea of a favourite author writing about your favourite subject is like a dream come true ^^

    1. I love Ancient Egyptian history and mythology too! The Mummy and The Mummy Returns being a couple of my all time favorite movies ever. I also love this author because of her last series The Tiger Saga which Tigers are my favorite animal soo.