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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  8,891 ratings  ·  1,439 reviews
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
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 11th 2015 by Delacorte Press
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Mary Well, I got the book 4 days ago and have already read it twice, relishing each word each time. And if you haven't read her other series, it is amazing…moreWell, I got the book 4 days ago and have already read it twice, relishing each word each time. And if you haven't read her other series, it is amazing and I would highly recommend it.(less)

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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
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.


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
Faye, la Patata
One word: WOW.

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: where's the next bookI need an ancient Egyptian prince for a boyfriend, maybe if I get lucky I can en
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I picked up at BEA 2015. WORST DECISION OF ALL THREE DAYS I WANDERED THE JAVITS CENTER.

0 STARS INTO INFINITY. This shit's racist.

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 a table at BEA free to pick up, your fingers will get a little twitchy no matter the author’s reputation (unless the
Darth J
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Open the nearly iridescent cover of Houck’s latest and you’ll find her Twilight esque take on Egyptian mythology.

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
Oct 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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 sc
Zero vi Britannia
Dear Goodreads users,

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 mild obsession. Seriously, my parents had to forbid me from rechecking out books on Egypt. To be fair, I was six and there aren't that many books available in the kids'
How can people rate books when there isn't even a name and you haven't read it. She could be your favorite writer in the world and still manage to write a book that you don't like. It's beyond me how a book that's not even around has a 4.23 rating already.

The name comment has finally become irrelevant two years later.
Nasty Lady MJ
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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
These Violent Delights (Robin)

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:

My absolute favorite subject to learn about is Ancient Egyp
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was ok

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'm so excited!

*Hyper happy dance*

August 2015?! Seriously, that's too long
Thibaut Nicodème
Aug 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: snark
Chapter-by-chapter review/recap on my blog, the Snark Theater.

“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
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
So, this was one of those books that I was dying to read. I waited so long, patiently, and I have finally read it.

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
Paige  Bookdragon
Jun 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Fuck this. Don't be fooled by the pretty cover and the promise of an Egyptian prince.

Jenna D.
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Three words:


That is all.

(My 4.5 star review is coming soon.)
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

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.

Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Initial Thoughts:I liked the Egyptian mythology and how it was woven into the story seamlessly, but the cheese is strong with this one. Amon and Lillian are both 100% perfect and the annoying thing is that Lily complains constantly about her entitled little world. I wanted to slap her. But at least there was Amon, who is the epitome of a perfect book boyfriend.


This review appears on Happy Indulgence! Check it out for more reviews.

Actual Rating: 2.5

When I was in primary school, I was obsessed
Jen Ryland
May 29, 2015 marked it as setting-aside-for-now
After 100 pages, I can tell this is not for me. Not crazy about the dynamic between Lily, the main character, and her time traveling Egyptian love interest -- she's spoiled and whiny, he's cheesy and weird. I've had this issue before with time travel romance -- when the love interest is from another time and/or place, the romance feels odd and stilted to me. I also have a history of issues with love interests who aren't human. While Amon was presumably human at one point, he's now a reanimated m ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Colleen Houck's novels are always so well written, so beautiful and enchanting that they are hard to resist. In fact, she is one of the few author's that I will pick up, knowing that a love triangle and drama and angst might ensue and still not care, because her writing simply overshadows all the rest.

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
OMG Colleen Houck + Egypt + mummy.... this can be EPIC!
KL (Cat)
Sep 28, 2014 marked it as no-way-in-hell
Girl whatever you do just don't touch Greek mythology. If you do, I'll personally drag you all the way down to the Underworld and throw you to the Cerberus. ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: what-i-own
my full review is up on my blog now!
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of twilight and lovers of romance
Real rating 2.4

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

Updated 8/17/2015:
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
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I will read anything this wonderful author can write.
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
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Now that was some really interesting mythology based reading! I haven't read too much on Egyptian mythology but I love when it is twisted to fit into modern times. I have book two with me from the library so I am going to start it very soon! ...more
Oct 08, 2014 marked it as not-with-a-ten-foot-pole
Ehhhh I know I said I'd give Houck's next project a try, buuuuut that was years ago and before I realized how appropriative her work was. Not to mention that this book sounds bland as fuck.

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.)
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
I am so glad to discover that so far this series is as good as Tiger's Curse. I hate it when you discover an amazing series and you hope the author can keep them coming, but then they come out with another series and its not as good.

This had everything that I loved about Tiger's Curse. Adventure, mythology, romance. I hope there is no love-triangle. It wasn't until Tiger's Quest that you realized that Kishan was a potential love interest, in the first book there was hardly any sign. But in this
Natalie (Never trust a duck)
Natalie's mind: "So much adventure. Want more, need more. Also, character growth happened. AND THE MYTHOLOGY.."
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
Mar 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
hurry up and release already!!!!!!
if it is anything like the tiger saga than i cannot live without it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*continues until i run out of characters*

Been so long, not sure if I'm going to read the book now.
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New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge as ...more

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