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 ...more
Even though I was very picky, wore only designer clothes, and had a monthly allowance bigger than what most people my age earned in a year, I was by no means a snob.Firstly: this book is a stupid, racist piece of shit. Secondly, it is a grand accomplishment that I could hate a character within pages of meeting her.
Right after starting the book, I found out that our main character is rich, adored, and perfect. She gets straight As. She has parental-approved freedom to do whatever she wants. Sh ...more
Here are a few things I've always been trying to say to all those trolls and angry fans:
(1) If you don't like rants, then just don't read them, no one has pointed a gun at you and forced you to read and comment on this rant of mine.
(2) If you don't like negative reviews/pre-reviews, then go to read four stars or five stars reviews, those will suit your taste better.
(3) Don't tell me stupidity and ignorance and shitting on other pe ...more
I seriously didn't expect this to be so good. I thought I'd get an everyday run-of-the-mill mythology story featuring some unlucky ancient Egyptian schmuck, but what I got instead was an entertaining, refreshing, action-packed adventure that left me not only at the edge of my seat but also in tears and in stitches.
By the end of the book, I thought of one thing and one thing only:
0 STARS INTO INFINITY
Diversity Rating: 0 – What Diversity?
Racial-Ethnic: 0 (portrayal of Egyptians is way too poor)
Colleen Houck is notorious for her previous series thanks to its White Savior commplex and her utter lack of research/respect for Indian culture and mythology, but when a book is just sitting on ...more
Lily is your average cardboard cutout of a character that is meant for young female audiences to project themselves onto. She doesn’t have much to her other than having rich parents, frenemies, and overexplaining her every thought in so much detail as if to say, “I’m not a TSTL Mary Sue; I overanalyze everything so you think I’m smart when really just mediocre and boring.”
Just as in ...more
If you answered a to all the items above, then congratulations you are Lilliana Young. If you answered b to all then you're me. There's no winning here folks.
Lilliana Young finds herself in a bind after she accidentally meets Amon, an Egyptian prince of yore and the sun-god incarnate. Amon seeks Lilliana's help to reawaken his brothers and complete a ceremony. They go to Egypt where shit goes down. Of course, there's the hundred pages of fish-out-of-water in the modern world schti ...more
A teenage girl who believes herself to be plain and yet ‘not like the other girls’, is whisked off on a far-flung adventure with a mysterious, “exotic” prince who has found his way to America, with whom she has a cosmic connection in the pre-destined, soulmate kind of way. This girl is the only person in the whole world who is able to break the curse that has been placed upon our princely love interest, who has been trapped in a hellish limbo ...more
The name comment has finally become irrelevant two years later.
I've been studying Egyptian history/mythology since I was SIX. I remember how it started: first grade visit to the school's library. Next to the librarians desk was the nonfiction shelf. It was there that I discovered the Eyewitness book on Ancient Egypt. I was intrigued, so I checked it out, and thus began a
Note: This letter would’ve been sent to Ms. Houck if I was a publisher. I’m not. I’m a cantankerous lawyer, who frequently wears Grumpy Cat t-shirts and has no problem telling people what assholes they are, especially after the last month I had. I especially like writing nasty letters. I think it’s my forte. Most people would not like to admit this. It should be noted that this letter is directed solely at Ms. Houck’s manuscript not her as a person. In today’s d ...more
The excitement I feel for this book right now is insurmountable! *Squeal*
Edit!!! As of October 5th
I just am so speechless right now..
I don't know, I just feel so.. I don't know, like..
I love you Mrs. Houck after that Tiger's Saga you wrote
So now after the Tigers Saga my feels are all zapped and out of control
I love this cover and the Title, I must admit.
Find my review of this book on my blog here: http://wherebooksleadus.blogspot.com/...
My absolute favorite subject to learn about is Ancient Egyp ...more
2.5 stars. I have been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. Now after reading it I feel so let down. It just didn't live up to my expectations, at all. I was looking forward to the Egyptian culture and mythology and I found none, it was all very...bland. *sigh*
I definitely like the Tiger series better!
I WANT THIS BOOK NOW! NOW! NOW!
I'm so excited!
*Hyper happy dance*
August 2015?! Seriously, that's too long ...more
“No. You will not run away and you will not scream.”
This about sums it up. And yeah, it's out of context, whatever, cut me some slack here.
Reawakened is the story of a girl who finds a supernatural creature boy originating from a foreign culture, and has some adventures with said boy while they also fall in forbidden love. If it sounds like the same idea as Colleen Houck's other book Tiger's Curse it's because, from what I know about ...more
Honestly? Like, really honestly? I enjoyed it. But it just wasn't...enough. I wanted something more from the story. This book wasn't perfect, but I don't think it was bad either.
Basically, this was very similar to the Tiger's Curse series. Writing down all the similarities would take me a while, which I don't really want to do, but just imagine Tiger's Curse and replace the tigers fo ...more
Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Book One of The Reawakened series
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
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.
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Actual Rating: 2.5
When I was in primary school, I was obsessed ...more
Her ability to weave mythology, romance, mystery, action, and adventure, all into one tale is truly breathtaking and her latest novel Reawakened was no exception.
Where to begin with this? It was, s ...more
I mean, if you wanna kiss a mummy go ahead:
As a fan of Colleen Houck’s first series The Tiger Saga, I immediately wanted to read her new series. Reawakened is gripping, amazing, and exciting. During her spring break, Lily Young goes to the library where she awakens a thousand year old mummy named Amon. She then goes on a quest with him to find and awaken his brothers in order to complete a ceremony that will save mankind from the Dark God Seth. While Lily never expected to be chosen to help Amon, she also never expected ...more
The story follows another heroine who throughout the story meets challenges that she learns from and is utterly changed by. An epic love is not the main focus of the book, since the details of the adventure that this heroine is thrown into are the most prominent features of the book.
If you read anything like me, this book will make you laugh, love, and scream in frustration as Colleen pulls yet another masterful cliff hanger on our asses. 10/1 ...more
The problem with Reawakened is that this book is not bad or good, it's just mediocre. When you start to read a book with an annotation like this one, you expect it to be full of adventures and breath taking action. But in this case there's nothing to hate for me and nothing to love. This book would be more entertaining as a movie, where you can enjoy the action without going deeper into the plot or characters. The first part of the book was rather entertaining for me and I felt at...more
I have seen so many mixed reviews for this book. People are saying it is so similar to Houck's Tiger's Curse series and they are also saying that the mythology is racist/inaccurate. I haven't read the Tiger's Curse series so I ca ...more
Natalie's fingers: "We wanna flip more pages that have the wonderful name Amon covering them."
Natalie's heart: "Amon. Amon. Amon. Amon. Amon. Amon. Amon. Amon. Amon."
The publishing world: "SUCKA. We will withhold a vital piece of your existence for another year. But we are always releasing more books that will introduce you to characters you'll fall in love with, but alas, you'll probab ...more
Also - Amon?
(I'm just saying, she could have used one of the alternate Romanizations of his name - Amun - though tbh picking the king of the gods as a love interest is never gonna be a good plan.)
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