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Review: Jane Unwrapped by Leah and Kate Rooper

Title: Jane UnwrappedJane Unwrapped

Author: Leah and Kate Rooper

Publisher: Entangled Crave, Entangled Publishing

Release Date: October 12th, 2015

Rating: 4/5

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.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

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