Recreated (Reawakened Series #2)

Recreated (Reawakened Series #2)

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by Colleen Houck

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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


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. 

'Fans of mythological fantasy, as well as those who enjoy take-charge female protagonists, will enjoy spending time with Lily and her companions."—VOYA 

"Although many sequels fall short of their predecessors, “Recreated,” book two in the Reawakened series, is wonderfully written and better than its forerunner. No longer just a pampered rich girl, Lily’s personal transformation is invigorating to read about, and the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News 

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, August 2016 (Vol. 39, No. 3) - Bonnie Kunzel
Egyptian mythology is at the core of this second entry in a series featuring Lily, a human girl, who met and fell in love with the reawakened Egyptian mummy of Amon, an ancient Egyptian prince. Tragically separated from him at the end of the first book, Anubis sets her the task of entering the Netherworld and rescuing him. First, however, she has to undergo a trial that involves losing her humanity and becoming a sphinx by bonding with a female lion, whose spirit and special powers then inhabit her body. Later a fairy joins the duo, providing Lily with even more power, which is fortunate because Lily is going to have to battle the demon, Devourer, to rescue Amon. From crossing the river Styx to dream encounters with Amon, as well as battles with monstrous creatures along the way, the action is fast-paced, the romantic relationship nicely depicted, and the story, at least of this particular quest, brought to a satisfying resolution. Lily's mission to also keep the Devourer from literally destroying the world, however, is ongoing, likely to be addressed in a third volume. The depiction of Egyptian mythology is intriguing, as is the depiction of the split-personality of the strong-willed heroine, who keeps her dream of being reunited with Amon alive, no matter what obstacles she encounters along the way. Fans of mythological fantasy, as well as those who enjoy take-charge female protagonists, will enjoy spending time with Lily and her companions, whether they encounter her here for the first time or start the journey with her in the first book, Reawakened (Delacorte, 2015/Voya October 2015). Reviewer: Bonnie Kunzel; Ages 12 to 18.
Kirkus Reviews
The romance between an immortal Egyptian and a modern 17-year-old now ventures into the underworld.In series opener Reawakened (2015), Lily, a white, privileged high schooler, found her life and heart taken over by a reanimated Egyptian mummy, Amon. To save him, Lily must now travel to the mythical netherworld where Amon has hidden himself. It turns out not to be so easy, as she has first to become a sphinx. In order to do this she melds both mind and body with a lioness named Tia. Like legions of protagonists before her, Lily faces countless trials before actually reaching Amon, notably the Cosmic River, where cranky Cherty the ferryman resists carrying her because she's a living soul. Throughout the journey, Lily experiences dream communications with Amon, so she is fully aware that he is being hunted and tortured in the netherworld. Despite her determination to save Amon, Lily finds herself with a libidinous spilt personality, at least partly courtesy of Tia, as she keeps getting distracted by handsome gods and Amon's own brother (in a particularly lubricious interlude). The quest unfolds in Lily's frequently melodramatic voice. Overstuffed ad nauseam with tribulations, the journey is nevertheless anecdotally imaginative, with wonderfully awful creatures such as giant grubs and wasp-esque reapers, and the final battle with the demon Devourer is thrilling.An overlong ramble through Egyptian lore—and it ain't over yet. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)

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Random House Children's Books
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Reawakened Series , #2
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5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Colleen Houck is the four-time New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series, which has appeared on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among many others. She has been a Parents’ Choice Award winner, and has been reviewed and featured on and in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Teen Magazine, and Romantic Times, which called Tiger’s Curse “one of the best books I have ever read.” Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers. Visit Colleen at and follow on Twitter @ColleenHouck and on Pinterest.

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Recreated 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
thelonereader 6 months ago
I've been waiting for the release of Recreated ever since I finished Reawakened and concluded that Tiger's Curse isn't the only Colleen Houck series I could be in love with. Yeah, this series started out a ton like TC, but that's not really a negative thing, is it? After picking up this book on release day, I decided to forgo my usual I'm too scared to read this so I'm just going to let it sit pretty for a couple of hours while I admire it method. Instead, I went right into this book like a girl starving in the desert, and gosh darn it, there were consequences. The first book in this series was amazing, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, in my opinion. It led readers on about things that could potentially happen in the next books, and the romance between Amon and Lily was the cutest, complete with angst and all. I mean, this quote, guys. You can't go wrong. "A desert lily need not turn jealous eyes toward the common violet." I was looking forward to something of the same in this second installment to the series, but whatever happened in this book didn't really sync with the contents of the last book. It was the same setting with the same characters, and definitely had the same feel, but it seemed to me like it was possible that the author may have had a different direction she planned on taking the story - or maybe this was always her plan, I don't know. What I do know is I'm not sure I like it. • Lily spent way too much time having thoughts about other guys - and I mean many other guys - while she should have been worrying over how to save Amon. • Amon himself only takes up maybe fifteen pages max of this book, and only about two of those pages are him in physical reality. • There's a thing that happens with Lily in order for her to become a sphinx, and I don't want to spoil anything, but let's just say that I'm not fond of what she had to do and the consequences of that decision. • Anubis is hot and Set is the villain of this story, and it's all just a little too similar to The Red Pyramid for my taste. I get that there's only so much you can do with Egyptian mythology, but it would be nice to have something original (like the first book, more or less) for a change. Everything readers learn in this book is basically old knowledge for people familiar with Egypt's past. • I wasn't necessarily against the theoretical idea of the scarab containing Amon's heart causing all the Egyptian gods to find Lily irresistible, but what it really turned out to be was a bunch of dudes pretty successfully seducing Lily - not exactly my cup of tea. • The plot was soooooo slow. • I feel like this book is ultimately unnecessary in the larger scheme of the series, except for maybe the Egyptian mythology backstory. All this book really seemed to accomplish was to make Lily examine her love and emotions; in other words, it was really boring. If I had been an uninterested third party while reading this, then maybe it wouldn't have been that bad of a book, but because I'm so invested in Amon and Lily, I didn't love the plot. I can only hope that the next book in the series makes up for this one, because if not, I'm not sure I want to keep up with it.
Anonymous 1 days ago
I also was not too sure about the journey and was hoping for more between the two main characters. Overall the book is good...and look forward to third one..first book definitely 5 stars
Anonymous 27 days ago
Loved the story
Wolf_Loving_Girl_Forever 4 months ago
Okay, now don't get me wrong, I ADORE this series, I love it to bits, and this book overall was very interesting to read and well worth the money for me! But, that being said, I am BEGGING you! Throw that freaking boring "love-triangle" trope out the effing window. Polyamory is a THING. You can be in love with more than one person at a time, you can be in a [healthy] RELATIONSHIP with more than one person. You can be in a COMMITTED relationship with more than one person! Authors don't have to constantly fall back on that old love triangle b.s. trope! I am so sick and tired of reading book after book AFTER BOOK of protagonists questioning the love they feel for their significant other. THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER OPTIONS, OH MY GOODNESS, PLEASE. Being a polyromantic individual myself this was so painful to read sometimes, I just found myself stopping every now and then to smack the back of my head against the couch cushions and groan in pain. I appreciate good angst as much as the next person, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY KINDS OF ANGST, YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONSTANTLY FALL BACK ON DRAMA-FUELED "BUT ARE MY FEELINGS REALLY REAL? EVEN THOUGH I'M MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU? AND INFACT CONSTANTLY STILL SAY THAT I LOVE YOU, BUT I ALSO HAVE FEELINGS FOR THAT OTHER PERSON TOO SO I DON'T KNOW MAYBE NOT?" RELATIONSHIP ANGST. This ended up heavy on the caps, but I am having emotions about this stuff, and SOMEONE needs to say it and KEEP saying it until there's something besides freaking love-triangles on the market.
jusjolly 5 months ago
Because this is the second book in the series that I knew would have at least three (or four) books in it, I was expecting cliff hangers. That being said, there were many things occurring that I was not expecting to happen in this book. They had me reading late into the night to try and grasp it all and answer the anticipated questions that kept me avidly reading. Difficult to put down because I kept saying more than once “But what about…” and “Holy cow! Did that just happen?!?” Several were a bit disconcerting, such as Lily (the main female character) combining her consciousness with several other characters to become something totally new (and old) to save the man she loves. The characters within Lily falling in love with Amon’s brothers (good men on their own), not the one Lily is in love with, mainly because Amon isn’t available in most of this story, only in dreams. The battle with the main evil character, who happens to be a beautiful woman ruling the netherworld, was like sitting on needles. “No! but, but, but…” I couldn’t wait to see how Lily would overcome incredible circumstances. I can hardly wait to see how Colleen is going to have it all come together in the end of the series. I really love her descriptive way of creating a picture of what is happening in her story to the characters I have come to love and admire. This book has me doing research on my own of Egyptian stories and mythology. I can hardly wait (yet again) for the next book in this series.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I think I liked it... I liked all the potential that the ending has. I knowthe author probably has a plan, but there were parts of this journey that I was not crazy about. She can write whatever she wants. I was just hoping for an ending that had sunshine and butter cups. Mybe the next one? Still worth the read! I am really looking forward to.the third
Anonymous 7 months ago
Because I love her I automatically gave her 5 stars. The first book was amazing but I find it hard to even read this second one. I was fine until she who was one became two... And she started falling in love with everyone else but Amon. It's making me so mad that I may not even be able to finish the book... I love Amon and Lily. They are perfect for each other and he is like everything a girl can want in a man but for the first time I am dissapointed in the writing style Colleen is using to get to her goal.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved this! Definitely worth the read.