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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.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385376587
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Sep 28, 2020

I was really looking forward to this new book because of my love for the Tiger's Curse series that Colleen Houck also wrote. Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed. Although extensive research into Egyptian mythology is evident in this story, the emotional connection between the two lead characters, Lily and Amon, just wasn't nearly as strong as expected. The story was interesting enough, following Amon on his quest to resurrect his brothers in order to stop an ancient evil from claiming the world. He meets Lily in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and finds he needs her strength and energy to survive in order to complete his quest. As the story unfolds, we find that Lily and Amon have feelings for one another that grow throughout the quest. Too much of that feeling, however, is the author telling the reader about it rather than showing it. The end of the story was a mystery, but not in a good way. It seemed that the story was at an end, though not a happy one. Rather than a cliffhanger that would make the reader anxious for another installment, the epilogue just left this reader scratching her head. If there is to be another book as part of an ongoing series, I'm not sure if I even want to read it. I really wanted to love this story, but was left disappointed.

I love it when books tie themselves to mythology. This book features a lot of Egyptian mythology and some of the stories are very interesting. I didn't quite buy the romance, and I am not even certain about reading the sequel, but the adventure was done quite well. Overall, it was an interesting story. I liked the mythology, but felt that the romance and the story could have been better developed. ​

kirstd31 Oct 24, 2015

This book was okay. I had a hard time believing the romance between Lily and Amon. Lily seemed desperate to find someone to love her. Her parents were never around and her friends were superficial.

Aug 18, 2015

I loved the Tiger series, and this series as well. I love learning mythology, history, and all while going on adventure. Amon is like an Egyptian Captain America. Lily and Amon are fighting to save the world.

Aug 15, 2015

Terrible characters, unbelievable, Stockholme-syndrome romance, full of info dumps, and in dire need of Egyptian mythology fact checks...

Aug 02, 2015

I don't have high hopes for this book, tbh, after the Tigers Saga monstrosity. Urgh.

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Jan 15, 2016

sebastian_720 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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