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We're excited to announce the upcoming Q&A with Colleen Houck!

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From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes RECREATED, the second book in an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.


The first book in the series, REAWAKENED, was published in August 2015 to much acclaim and debuted at #2 on the New York Times Hardcover Young Adult Bestseller List. Publishers Weekly wrote of REAWAKENED, “In this series opener, Houck introduces a fantasy teeming with Egyptian characters and mythological stories come to life,” while School Library Journal wrote, “Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy.”

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The epic Egyptian quest full of romance, adventure, and mythology that began in REAWAKENED continues in RECREATED!


If Lily thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun-prince was an adventure, she is now in for the journey of a lifetime. Amon has left his sacred duty to the gods and transported himself to the Netherworld, what we know as hell, to live out the rest of his years in agony. He is tormented by the loss of his love, Lily, and wishes to relinquish his obligation to the gods until they can reunite again.

Lily has sought refuge on her grandmother’s farm until she must attend the college of her parents’ choice, and it is there that she is visited by Anubis, the Egyptian god of mummification, who fills her in on Amon’s choice and that she is the only one who can save him.

What Lily doesn’t tell Anubis is that since she’s left Amon she has known something went wrong. Lily can feel Amon’s pain and she's been having dreams, dreams filled with Amon fighting awful beasts and crying out in agony. She will do whatever it takes to save him. For his life means more to her than anything in the world, which may not exist if she doesn’t bring him back home.

Colleen Houck’s first series, Tiger’s Curse, was a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, a Publishers Weekly bestseller, and a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner. The Tiger’s Curse series is also being made into a movie adapted by Julie Plec, creator of The Vampire Diaries, and directed by Shekhar Kapur, who directed the Academy Award–winning Elizabeth.


Select Praise for REAWAKENED, book 1 in the series

“Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan.”



“In this series opener, Houck introduces a fantasy teeming with Egyptian characters and mythological stories come to life. . . .

Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable.”

Publishers Weekly


“Surprising even to the last sentence.”

Kirkus Reviews


“A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!”

―Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series


Select Praise for Colleen Houck’s The Tiger’s Curse Series: 

“A sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure . . . In short, Tiger’s Curse is magical!”

Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush


“One of the best books I have ever read. An ultimate thrill ride. A roller-coaster ride from the beginning to end, this book has action, history, poetry, romance, magic- everything you could ever want. A book with so much passion and thrills you won't be able to put it down. This saga is going to be one of the best yet.”

RT Book Review


“A smart, vibrant adventure romance wrapped in a quest…takes the protagonists through adventures that would make Steven Spielberg proud…Full of danger, dash, allegory, and love under the banana tree.”

Kirkus Reviews




Delacorte Press / On Sale August 2, 2016 / Ages 14 & up

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