Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review ~ Rewakened by Colleen Houck

"A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting! With sharp dialog and a fun heroine, Reawakened is precisely what you would expect from the author of the incredible Tiger Saga!"--Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Wings Series.   

 The first book in a new multi-book series from New York Times bestselling author, COLLEEN HOUCK, about a teenage girl entangled in an epic Egyptian quest full of romance, adventure, and mythology! 

Author Colleen Houck's first series, The Tigers Curse, was a New York Times Bestseller, a USA Today Bestseller, A Publisher's Weekly Bestseller, and A Parents' Choice Award Winner. The Tigers Curse series is also being made into a movie! Adapted by Julie Plec, creator of The Vampire Diaries, and directed by Shekhar Kapur, who directed the Academy-Award winning, Elizabeth.  

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.
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.

Praise for Reawakened: 
"The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence."--Kirkus Reviews
"Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy. VERDICT: An incredibly well-researched novel with an air of mystery and romance."--SLJ 
"In this series opener, Houck (the Tiger’s Curse series) introduces a fantasy teeming with Egyptian characters and mythological stories come to life. . . Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable."--Publisher's Weekly 

"Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice 
for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series."--Booklist  

Praise for The Tigers Curse Series: 

"A sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure . . . In short, Tiger's Curse is magical!"--Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush  

The hot new romance-adventure series of 2011 . . ."--Teen Magazine   

“Epic, grand adventure rolled into a sweeping love story . . .” --Sophie Jordan, author of Firelight  

Jewelz Review~
I love Colleen Houck! I am a huge fan of her Tigers Curse series (I had the first two books when they were self published) and was so excited for this new book/series to come out.

Reawakened is reminiscent of the Tigers books in that it tells the adventures of a young woman and an ancient prince. So there are similarities - but Reawakened is not simply Tigers Curse set in Egypt. The story of Amon and Lily is unlike any other romance. While they are drawn toward each other
and compelled to help each other, they both struggle against the forces pushing them together. Amon has an effect on Lily that she is not comfortable with - she feels a bit out of control, very unlike herself. By nature, Amon is always trying to do the right thing - he knows that a relationship between them is not realistic. Despite their attempts to remain detached, they find that a bond has been forged between them and that bond will work toward their mutual benefit if they allow it.

The history, mythology, and adventure readers have come to love in Houck's Tigers Series is once again on display in all its glory. Ancient Egypt with its various gods, symbols, and traditions is woven throughout the adventure Amon and Lily find themselves on. There are mummies and gods, pyramids and canopic jars. There are even spells, an evil shabtis, and a grand vizier. Readers will thrill as they journey from New York to Egypt, observe the changes in Lily and Amon as they work against time to perform an ancient ceremony, and witness the sacrifice possible when true, unconditional love exists.

As the opening to a new series, Reawakened is a perfect first act - the stage is set, the characters defined, the conflict introduced, and a twist at the end left dangling like a carrot to ensure you'll pick up book two!

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