Recreated by Colleen Houck

Posted October 19, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Recreated by Colleen HouckRecreated by Colleen Houck
Series: Reawakened #2
Published by Delacorte Press on August 2nd 2016
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: My Own
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four-stars

From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.
Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.
Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.
For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

Recreated by Colleen Houck is full of adventure. Lily is depressed because her Egyptian Prince is no longer. After begging her parents to allow her to visit her grandmother, Lily is off to spend sometime in the country. Soon after arriving at her grandmother’s, Lily is summoned for another quest. Lily is off to save Amon from the after world.

Lily’s character development is a whirlwind in Recreated. Lily not only develops as herself but she also gains two other beings that share her body. Lily is destined to become a sphinx. In order to become the sphinx, Lily has to overcome some challenges Tia, a lioness ends up becoming a part of Lily, and I think the way Houck wrote the story worked really well. It is really interesting, the struggle Lily and Tia have in Lily’s head. This new Lily is written so well and I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed that we had a chance to get to know a different prince this time around. Astin is a delight to get to know. Both princes were on the journey to find Amon but this book seemed to focus a lot more on Tia and Astin’s interactions. It was hard to follow sometimes as to who was actually falling for Astin but I feel like that was the point of the story. Lily’s thoughts are blurred because she is sharing her body with Tia, so it makes sens for the reader to feel that way.

The plot in Recreated is extremely enjoyable. Lily’s inner battle was quite enjoyable too. I felt like I really got to know the characters well. I’ve never really thought about Egyptian mythology before but I found myself completely intrigued. To top it all off there is a unicorn in this book! Yes! A Unicorn! So you should get your copy now.

four-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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