Review: Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Review: Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Reawakened by Colleen Houck is an interesting book set in Egypt that has a one of a kind concept. The Egyptian element to this story gives it a real sense of mystery. However, the protagonist and romance in the novel were lacking and really slowed the pace of the novel.

Review: Reawakened by Colleen HouckTitle: Reawakened (Reawakened #1)
Series: Reawakened #1
Author: Colleen Houck
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Rating: three-stars
Series Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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Review: Reawakened by Colleen Houck

❀ Unique Setting

The setting of Colleen Houck’s Reawakened is really unique. Egypt is such an intriguing location and its history is so fascinating. I really enjoyed learning about Egyptian culture and mythology in this book. Colleen Houck painted such a beautiful picture of the pyramids and sarcophaguses that made this part of the story really come alive.

❀ Main Character is Not Enjoyable

Unfortunately, the main character in Reawakened, Lilliana, is not one that I found particularly enjoyable. Her attitude really affected my enjoyment of the book. I found her to be very stereotypical and sort of stuck up. She is very wealthy and only wears designer clothes. The constant descriptions of how great she thinks she is because she is so rich were quite frankly, annoying. I saw no connection to this character’s affluence to the development of the novel.

❀ Romance is Disappointing

The romance theme in the novel was a disappointment. In Reawakened, Lilliana is desperately in love with the Egyptian prince, Amon, and continually thinks about what a relationship with him would be like. This theme seemed quite silly to me. In all honesty, the pacing of the book would have been faster without this unnecessary element.

❀ Reawakened by Colleen Houck is a Light Read

Reawakened by Colleen Houck was not my cup of tea. I’m sure that this book may relate to others looking for a light read set in Egypt.

About Colleen Houck

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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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