Hello!!! I know I have been absent for some time but I promise to make it up to you!!! A few weeks ago I got an ARC from NetGalley for The Blazing Star by Imani Josey, she is an upcoming author and her book had Egyptian mythology and time travel and it sounded so interesting!!! I started reading it on my phone, you know I love physical books but I must admit ebooks sometimes are sooo convenient!!!! I always have it with me!!!!!!
I recieved this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review !!!!
Anyway, I must admit I didn’t expect it but I loved the book!!! The book is about Portia, an African American girl who is always shadowed by her twin sister, Alex. Where Alex is a genius and loves twinning, Portia was never excellent in anything. When Portia touches an ancient scarab from Egypt, she, her twin sister and a girl with strange vision-dreams, Celene, are suddenly in Ancient Egypt. While there Portia discovers that she has a kind of strange, ancient and very powerful kind of magic, called Hecka. She is being trained to use it by the priestesses in the Temple of the Goddess Isis where she lives and help in the temple. There the three girls are trying to get back home but while Alex in desperate and ready to do anything to get home, Portia is feeling like she is finally good at something, like she has finally found a purpose in her life.
Portia wants to use her powers to help all the people of Egypt. While she lives at the Temple of Isis she meets Seti, the son of Pharaoh. He is to be married with a foreign princess in order to preserve the peace of his country. But maybe Seti is more than just a devoted Prince. He is also a human who has no feelings for a stranger Princess but maybe he is developing some for Portia.
The first half of the book doesn’t prepare you nearly enough for what is coming in the second half and I mean that in a very good way!!! There are quite a few plot twists I didn’t see and I enjoyed them VERY much!! There are hints of romance that i also enjoyed very but it wasn’t the main focus of the book!!! I actually was very surprised with the direction it took and also very happy!!! I actually loved the book and since the release date was December 6th I definitely recommend it to everyone!!! The author left the and with a lot of room for a sequel so I hope there will be more!!!
Seriously guys you should read this book!!! I promise I won’t be gone for so long next time and I have many reviews to share with you for many amazing books!!! Stay tuned!!!!!
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