REVIEW: Reawakened (Reawakened #1) by Colleen Houck

Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Series: Reawakened #1
Published by Hodder Paperbacks on 13th August 2015
Pages: 400
Source: *Received from Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

NYT bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse series, Colleen Houck’s newest YA novel in which a visit to an Egyptian exhibit brings teen Lilliana Young face to face with a recently awakened mummy-turned-handsome-sun-god as she gets caught up in an adventure with more twists and turns than the Nile itself, to Krista Vitola at Delacorte Press, in a two-book deal, for publication beginning in Spring 2015, by Alex Glass at Trident Media Group (NA).
Such a disappointing read, I gave up half-way through mainly because of the characters, but also a lack of interesting progression of plot. But the cover is so beautiful and abstract, and I love the different shades of blues, it adds a space-like tone.

When Lily finds a live Egyptian prince in a museum, she takes him under her wing to help him find his way back to his family. The last thing she expects to be in is a race to find his organs and brothers, as he has been betrayed. To be honest, I do not really understand where this novel was actually going in terms of plot.

It was the characters that lost my interest in this novel. We have Lily, the perfect Mary Sue, rich, beautiful with perfect grades and a perfect life. Parents whom don't seem to worry where she is, even half-way across the world, and enough money to do anything and everything without their parents realising. She was so selfish and arrogant. Then we have the love interest Amon. Wow, the romance between them was really weird, mainly because Amon acted and came across as a 12-year-old. Which made their developing relationship weird. Amon was the scared child and then the bossy guy who thought he could do anything and to tell anyone to do anything he wanted. He was beyond controlling, and a guy with some serious attitude problems.

The premise of the plot sounded incredibly interesting, especially set in Egypt which I have never read a novel about before. However I felt like it fell rather flat. There were so many cheesy moments that were really stereotypical, but also the events that happened. There was nothing interesting to make me want to read on, and it felt as though it could have just stopped where I finished.

Overall, a really disappointing read, and I am now unsure whether I actually still want to read her debut series.


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