Jane Unwrapped

Jane Unwrapped

by Kate Rooper, Leah Rooper

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ISBN-13: 9781943892662
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/11/2015
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Jane Unwrapped 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Booknut101 More than 1 year ago
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 world, perfectly content to sit down all day with a book that had gripped me with its brilliant characters and unique plot. It's female protagonist, Jane, was witty, conflicted, and the kind of girl I instantly knew I'd be friends with in real life. Her love of science and quirky facts brought life to the story, making her more than just your average heroine. Her character development shocked me with its rapid but well-thought-out pace - she faced many challenges but emerged triumphant, wearing her emotional and physical scars proudly. And the book's male protagonist was just as amazing...deadly amazing! Yes, yes, I was very tempted to include a whole array of death puns when discussing the hottie that is Anubis, but I will restrain myself ;) The Rooper sisters' Anubis is by far one of the best adaptions of a mythological persona I have come across. Anubis was just the right blend of clueless, stoic, and self-righteous ancient god mixed with the adorableness, good looks and sly humour of a YA bad boy. The chemistry between him and Jane was off the charts! They helped each other grow and become better versions of themselves, challenged one another, and made great friends long before romance blossomed. If you love comedy, romance, time-travelling, and mythology...Jane Unwrapped is definitely for you!
NomadicReads More than 1 year ago
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 some of her brother's friends, she gets into an accident and somehow gets transported into Ancient Egypt. Here's where she meets Anubis, a god who is famous for his role in the Underworld. The canine deity is known for transporting the souls of pharaohs and of other worthy individuals into a sort of Egyptian paradise. Unfortunately for Jane, her soul was lost somewhere along the way, which is why she's stuck in the Duat, a kind of passage between heaven and hell. She needs to get her soul back as quickly as possible, or she risks being eaten by Anubis. This book is filled with amazing details on Ancient Egypt in general and on its religious system in particular. Featuring some of the most popular pharaohs and ancients gods, the novel's a winner when it comes to spontaneity, character development and surprise. I am a huge fan of anything regarding Ancient Egypt, so that's why I found the book to be most enjoyable. Aside from the positive things that I had to say about it, there were some minor details that I didn't necessarily appreciate. At times, I got the feeling that all of the elements of the action somehow fit too well. While the interaction between the characters is by all means natural, I occasionally had the feeling that some of the lines were a bit predictable. In spite of her scientific background, Jane's a somewhat vulnerable little girl that needs the assistance of an underworld god in order to survive in Ancient Egypt, which yet again is understandable, but somewhat unlikely. In fact, when she's transported to Egypt and starts interacting with actual ancient Egyptians, she finds that she knows little to no history. This was difficult for me to grasp, because most people keen on science will know a thing or two about ancient history, particularly if they did well in school - which Jane sure did, according to her background and to the statements of her brother. All in all, this is a 5-star read for people who are interested in being immersed in the world of Ancient Egypt. It's also a cool read for teenagers, considering the age of the main character. *This is an honest review. I received a copy from the publisher. / Review also posted on NetGalley & Goodreads.
Sunshine_80 More than 1 year ago
booklovelounge More than 1 year ago
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-jane-unwrapped-by-leah-and-kate-rooper
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
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 her. Seems strange to start a story with the leading lady being killed in the first chapter but in this case it certainly works brilliantly. Jane has signed up to donate organs and her body to science should she die and that’s what happens . . . she becomes part of an important medical investigation which involves her body, minus organs donated to help others, being mummified! She awakes in the Duat where Anubis, the jackal headed god, awaits to take her heart to be weighed against the feather of truth – but she has no heart as it has been transplanted into someone else. That’s when the adventure really starts as she goes time travelling to see if she can get the heart of Tutankhamen to use instead and so begins a really dramatic adventure, with many names I’d heard of previously from Ancient Egyptian mythology and religion but you really don’t need to know anything about it to enjoy this books as the author includes explanations as part of the story. The character development and exploration throughout the story is excellently crafted. If you enjoy anything to do with Ancient Egypt, or gods and goddesses not all being good, teenage turmoil, adventurous escapades or any combination of these, you’ll probably also thoroughly enjoy this superb novel. Deliciously dramatic daring escapades, double dealing gods, frightening futures and charismatic characters make this a page turner book to remember that I am very pleased to highly recommend- go unwrap yourself a delightfully different read! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for provided an ARC for me to read in exchange for this, my honest review.
maggie-martin94 More than 1 year ago
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 about the brooding and mysterious God, Anubis, for being wonderfully complex throughout. Leah and Kate Rooper took time to make sure their characters and setting were factually accurate and the hard work showed—I personally had never learned much about Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, and I was happy to find that my research after finishing the book matched up well with the novel. Jane Unwrapped is like Percy Jackson for Egyptian Mythology. My only complaint is that I wanted to explore this world for longer. Fact: Jane Unwrapped brings an exciting new voice and adventure to the realm of YA lit. Hypothesis: Jane’s story will enter the hearts of many. Experiment: GO AND READ IT FOR PETE’S SAKE! Conclusion: 5/5 stars. Find my full video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT_9_NfE_xI