ARC REVIEW: Jane Unwrapped by Leah and Kate Rooper
Expected publication: October 12th 2015 by Entangled: Crave
YA >Contemporary | Paranormal
BLURB FROM GOODREADS:
Some tombs should never be opened…
Fluorine uranium carbon potassium. Jane’s experiment really went wrong this time. After a fatal accident, teen scientist Jane becomes the first modern-day…mummy. Waking up in the Egyptian underworld without a heart certainly isn’t the best—especially when it means Anubis, god of embalming, has to devour her soul. Yuck. But when Jane meets the drop-dead gorgeous god, suddenly she’s thinking this might not be the worst thing to happen. And then she is pushed to do the impossible—just time-travel and kill King Tut. Well, every experiment has variables which can end in disaster… Jane just wishes she could decide whether she wants to strangle Anubis or kiss him.
“You only see beauty because you know it will end,” he says. “No one mourns a midday sun, but a setting sun has a finality to it. It makes you realize you don’t want it to end.”
Jane Unwrapped was a huge surprise.I admit that I never thought I will like it so much. So much that I was itching to stalk the authors immediately after finishing the book and demand a sequel. Self Control is totally needed. Jane Unwrapped is hard to fit into one genre because it has a little bit of everything. And it’s amazing how instead of a giant mess because of all the genres combined, Leah and Kate Rooper made the book into a masterpiece! But why read Jane Unwrapped?
First, because of the whole plot. The mythology and its modern take. Thanks to author Rick Riordan, I’m pretty much obsessed right now with mythology whether its greek or roman or in this case, Egyptian. I’m really fascinated with the rich tale and colorful characters. Leah and Kate did an incredible job in weaving the whole story. I was instantly sucked in from the first chapter and my eyes are glued until the end.
Leah and Kate Rooper’s characters are all memorable. Their own twist with the original myth characters are just right and great. The heroine, Jane, is someone you’ll be rooting for and will end up admiring. A flawed character that will grow up a lot and has an enjoyable monologue. Anubis was amazing! He’s all layers and concealed feelings and I enjoyed every chapter when the authors reveals something about him.
The romance was all kinds of sweet and cute. The chemistry between the two main leads was unmistakable! The authors did not do the usual Instalove thing but that just made the pair more likeable and worth shipping. They were explosives together and couldn’t be more perfect for each other.
Overall, I can say that Jane Unwrapped is definitely one of the best book ever written this year. This page turner will absolutely make you demand for more and will leave you satisfied! Fresh and vibrant characters with a fast paced plot that is full of intrigue, Jane Unwrapped is not a book that you want to miss!
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Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books—lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle-earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey. You can visit them at: www.leahkatewrite.com