Jun 16, 2017

Mini Review--Reignited by Colleen Houck

A sibling rivalry.
A forbidden romance.
A spell that changes everything.

In Heliopolis secrets abound and passions ignite as chaos rises.

From the  New York Times  bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series and Reawakened comes a novella full of celestial marvel, passion, betrayal, and evil that will grow to reign over humanity forever.

Before Lily and Amon met, before the cosmos was in chaos and needed three brave brothers to fight off evil, there were four siblings who helped rule the earth.

Each sibling had a special gift. Osiris, the god of agriculture, helped mortals to grow and thrive in their natural environment. Isis, the goddess of creation, fostered health and wellness. Nephthys, the seer, was able to keep the balance between all living beings and the universe. But Seth, the youngest sibling, was left without any special powers. The Waters of Chaos, which granted each god’s talent, were running dry, and Seth was paying the price.

As time passed, however, Seth’s determination and willfulness resulted in a very special gift, one that should have granted him the ability to enact wondrous change. But Seth’s competitive childhood gave him a heart so cold and vacant that instead, his gift brought about great evil.

Seth was now the god of unmaking, the creator of disorder and destruction. And he was ready to seek his revenge, dominating all who got in his way.

Reignited is Colleen Houck’s prequel to the Reawakened series that features a teenage girl trying to help a mummy with a curse! It’s as amazing as it sounds, but this story, isn’t their story. This is the story that happens long before Lily and Amon meet. This one is rich in Egyptian mythology, though I will admit it’s been wayyy too long since I studied that, so I can’t say how much of this story is accurate to the myths. But that’s always the fun about books, anything is possible!

What we have here is basically a story of forbidden romance. For Isis is in love with Osiris, but the gods and goddesses aren’t allowed to have romantic relationships with each other. Add to the mix that Seth, the low man on the totem pole is also in love with Isis, you have quite the pickle. Though Seth is a greedy and selfish sort, it’s clear that his love for her is really more one of possession and wanting more power. For the once powerless god finally comes into some powers, he has the ability to unmake anything. And he’s more than willing to use his newly attained powers to get everything he desires.

This was a rather lengthy novella at 200 pages, but you’ll hear no complaints from me! I decided to read this before diving back into this world with Reunited. I had the foolish hopes of reacquainting myself with characters and whatnot, but since this is a prequel that doesn’t feature our heroes, it was a misguided wish! But no matter, for it was still a fascinating read! Amon and his brothers even make a brief little cameo! Blink and you’ll miss it!

I’ve always loved what Colleen does with mythologies! I admire her for going with the less familiar ones too! Greek and Roman mythology stories would be the familiar route, and I am happy to read more about new cultures within her words. Reignited was a delightful little read that shine a little more light onto the cast of gods and goddesses who have a role in the world of Reawakened.

Overall Rating 4/5 stars



  1. This sounds like great fun, Jessica - glad you enjoyed it. Would it be worth reading before diving into the rest of the series?

  2. I haven't read any of this series but I really like the sound of it. Great review!


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