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Some tombs should never be opened...

Fluorine uranium carbon potassium. Jane's experiment really went wrong this time. After a fatal accident, teen scientist Jane becomes the first modern-day...mummy. Waking up in the Egyptian underworld without a heart certainly isn't the best--especially when it means Anubis, god of embalming, has to devour her soul. Yuck. But when Jane m
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ebook, 238 pages
Published October 12th 2015 by Entangled: Crave
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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
“You only see beauty because you know it will end,” he says. “No one mourns a midday sun, but a setting sun has a finality to it. It makes you realize you don’t want it to end.”



Jane Unwrapped was a huge surprise.I admit that I never thought I will like it so much. So much that I was itching to stalk the authors immediately after finishing the book and demand a sequel. Self Control is totally needed. Jane Unwrapped is hard to fit into one genre because it has a little bit of everything. And i
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Booknut
**To see the original post featuring an exclusive character interview, click here!**

Let me introduce you to a book you'll be dying to read...

As many of you may be aware, I simply adore all things mythology - especially ancient Egyptian mythology.

So when I was given the opportunity to read & review Jane Unwrapped by Leah and Kate Rooper I just knew that it was the kind of book that I would fall instantly in love with. And I was right! Two pages in and I was already tuning out the outside wor
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Elaine
What an amazing, totally unique tale! I’ve been interested in Egyptian Mythology for many years and to find a story like this is superb! The author obviously enjoys the subject too, weaving a variety of stories about Egyptian gods and goddesses into a thrilling adventure story starring a studious teenage girl.

Jane Ezrael has high expectations and dreams of going to a prestigious university but those daydreams are exactly what distracted her whilst out on a river adventure and that’s what killed
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Anna (BooksandBookends)
I received a free copy of this book by the book's publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

WOW! Just wow! This book had me completely blown away, it wasn't what I expected at all but was amazing all the same.

What first attracted me to this book was the fact it was linked to Ancient Egypt and Mythology. When the ever studious Jane Ezrael is involved in an accident, she sees a jackal... Little does she know the jackal is a God and she is dead. All Jane cared about was
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Deniz
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I am totally blown away
This kinda fit with something within in... So many little things that kinda struck me on a personal level...
But overall:
This is a story well told
The world building if awesome sauce!!
And the character building is great
-- makes this a must read in my books!


Review to follow
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: This strange tale starts off a bit slow but with the uplifting ending was really worth it. I highly recommend for fans of Egyptian mythology.

Opening Sentence: Adventure is overrated.

The Review:

I absolutely love Egyptian mythology so when I saw I could review Jane Unwrapped I just had to go for it. This story was such a strange tale which I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not in the beginning but I’m one of those readers who are in for the l
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Erica Chapman
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this when the lovely Kate and Leah Rooper were my mentees in #PitchWars and I can tell you, this story kept me reading until the morning. Once I read it I knew I had to work with them and learn more about Jane and Anubis and King Tut! It's such a fun story with intrigue and excitement and OMG ANUBIS <33 I can NOT wait to read this one again when it comes out!!

You should definitely put this on your TBR ;o)
Elizabeth Chang
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh. My. Goodness....this book was freaking fantastic! I don't even know where to start...I'm still too starstruck to gather my emotions and coordinate them with coherent words...let me try anyway...

Jane Ezrael died while on a trip to Skutz Falls with her brother, and awakes to find herself in the Duat, without a heart (at first I don't understand why she is without a heart, but all will be revealed once you read this book). This proves to be a problem because without a heart, she has nothing to
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Cristina
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great Young Adult Fantasy book that I've received for review from the publisher. The novel might not speak to some individuals keen on Adult Contemporary, but it sure did to me, and I'm not an immense Young Adult fan.

The storyline:

Jane's an unusual teenager, in the sense that she doesn't look forward to having fun. She's keen on science and she's been dreaming about studying at Cambridge University for a decent amount of time now. One day, when she goes swimming with her brother and so
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Maggie
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jane Unwrapped was a breath of fresh YA air. Following Jane on her journey through ancient Egypt kept me on the edge of my seat and constantly wanting more. I honestly read this book in one sitting because I could not put it down.

I loved the character development and mystery surrounding Jane’s time in the Duat and the confusion behind her not having a heart. I also loved that Jane was a science nerd. All of her science-y metaphors throughout brought a smile to my face. And, let’s not forget abo
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Louisa
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic book! I enjoyed it so much, loved this world, and these characters!
Melena Torretta
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley-arcs
A really unique concept and interesting characters, but this one just wasn't a home run for me.

Jane has died and finds herself without a heart after becoming the first modern mummy. She wakes up in the Egyptian underworld. There she meets the God Anubis and another God who challenges her to steal King Tut's heart so she can leave.

I really liked learning more about the Egyptian mythology and seeing Jane's growth as she struggles with her death and what to do next.

The plot did feel a little jumble
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Katrina Berry
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fun adventure; so unique and compelling. Lurved it! I need more of this in my life...way more!

Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Catie
May 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason I read this book is, because I bought it by accident. it doesn't even deserve the one star, It is s the most stupid unentertaining Book in a long time. it wasn't worth my 45 minutes. I do not recommend at all
Aubree
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-para-romance
Fluoride, Uranium, Carbon, Potassium! This book came out of left field and wowed me.

Jane's a bit of geek who dies too young and has donated her body to science. Little does she expect for that body to be turned into a mummy for research and for her soul to be sent to the Duat. Or that they would leave her without a heart to be weighed and essentially stuck to be devoured by Anubis. Unless she can steal a heart.

I shockingly loved this book! Jane is quirky and Anubis is broodingly hot. It was in t
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books are love
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received from entangled crave for a honest review.

This is a really creative and fun book. It’s the first time I had ever seen this type of plot and concept. At times I felt for Jane especially since she never really lived in life so all these new feelings, emotions, and interactions are all new to her. Anubis I was surprised I felt for and cheered for him to get the girl. King Tut I was on the fence about.

So let’s break this down:

Story Concept and Plot: Pretty creative and definitely original.
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Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
Jane Unwrapped is a unique, stand-alone novel that pulled me in from the very first page. Wow! I fell in love with this book and its characters, the setting, the mythology, and just the story all the way around. I really didn't expect to love it the way I did, but it just turned out to be so much more than the summary indicated it would be.

I wasn't sure I was going to like Jane at first because she's one of those characters that has a lot of internal scientific processing going on in her head wh
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Kathleen R.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall Stars: 4 STARS

Magic
Egypt

Science meets Mythology: which will prevail..

Fluorine uranium carbon potassium. Jane's experiment really went wrong this time. After a fatal accident, teen scientist Jane becomes the first modern-day...mummy. Waking up in the Egyptian underworld without a heart certainly isn't the best--especially when it means Anubis, god of embalming, has to devour her soul. Yuck. But when Jane meets the drop-dead gorgeous god, suddenly she's thinking this might not be the wors
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Nicole
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Jane Unwrapped!!! First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.
The book comes out october 12th, so if it's something you are interested in, you should check it out.
 
At the moment fantasy books are a total hit or miss for me, mainly because things get dragged out to the point were I'm just not interested anymore or the whole fantasy stuff gets overpowered by the undying love of two people who just met.
But this book. I really loved it.
 
The story is super original. I love the Egypt aspec
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Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
This was a fun and quick read. I really enjoyed the Egyptian aspect of this book. I have always been fascinated with the history of Egypt, and I loved how this book gave an inside look into ancient Egypt. The authors did a nice job of describing what the world would have been like back in those times. The main reason why I enjoyed this book was because of the Egypt setting.

I thought the romance in this book was cute, but I wish there would have been more development of the relationship. It seem
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Victoria
Originally posted at Revenge of the Feels

Rating: 4 stars

Jane Unwrapped is an extremely unique fantasy novel! There have been so many books with Greek mythology, and I’ve read quite a few of them, but reading a romance story with the Egyptian mythology is definitely a first for me!

One thing about Jane Unwrapped, is that I find myself hating, loving, and shipping the characters in the story simultaneously! One moment I am rooting for Jane and Anubis, or Jane and King Tut, the other moment I’m wond
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Sunny
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

So we all know that I totally pick books based on the titles and covers. So when I heard about this one I was like "YAAAASSSSSS a mummy book!!! Love it." I am really glad that I did pick this one. It was a little out of the norm and it held my attention. If I had not had a ton of stuff going on this month I think I would have gotten through this book in a day. I was busy so it took like 3 days.





I love Greek mythology and when I was little I loved King Tut. I have never really paid attention to
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Barbara Desmond
Got an ARC from Net Galley.

Thanks Entangled.

The title did get my attention and I do like the cover but I had a hard time reading this book. The start just didn't seem like the start of a book to me. It goes from Jane being in the water to another scene at a museum without really explaining what was going on before jerking back to her.

I don't really like Jane. This story just didn't click with me. I read about eleven percent before I put it down. I picked it up again later and made it a bit furth
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Crystal
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book - I couldn't put it down.

Jane Unwrapped a unique spin on a fresh topic - Ancient Egypt/Egyptian Mythology. I was completely drawn in from the first page to the last. I particularly loved the moral dilemmas that the protagonist, Jane struggles with throughout. I also really enjoyed Anubis. I couldn't help but fall for him a little myself!

Several scenes impressed me so much that I had to go back and re-read them immediately. They could have turned out feeling creepy or odd but w
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Caroline
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has everything- romance, action, adventure- all weaved into a modern day 'retelling'. Being a huge Percy Jackson fan it was great to find a book that had the same sort of idea (ancient gods in modern day) but more YA and to my current taste (Don't worry I still love Percy!). My only reason for 4 stars vs 5 stars is that the ending did not give me as much closure as I would have liked. This is a personal preference though. It did not detract from the novel and wrapped it up nicely but I ...more
Pam
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
The plot is interesting somehow, in that I don't normally read stories of modern-day female protagonists being paired up with people from myths or from centuries ago. I do kinda wonder what happens later on in the future with Jane changing history up a little bit in the story.

Read full review at: http://thebookloverslounge.com/review...
Pam
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot is interesting somehow, in that I don't normally read stories of modern-day female protagonists being paired up with people from myths or from centuries ago. I do kinda wonder what happens later on in the future with Jane changing history up a little bit in the story.

Read full review at: http://thebookloverslounge.com/review...
Nicole
Dec 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF.
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian-ya
I love this book so much, and the ending, wow, it had me tearing up just a little. If you love Egyptian mythology, science-geek heroines, and feeling all the feels, then you should check it out.
Jessica
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The whole book: awesome! the ending: -.-
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Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters who live on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. Ever since they were little, they have loved playing make-believe. Now even as “grown-ups”, they play make-believe every day in the stories they write. When they’re not glued to their laptops, Leah and Kate are both studying Elementary School Education at university.
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“I’ve heard the name before: Anubis. An Egyptian name. The name of a god.
The god of the dead.”
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“I want to go home.”
“Impossible. You’re here now.”
“But why?”
“Jane Ezrael,” Anubis says, “you’re dead.”
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