2018 Jul 20
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. 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.
It’s not everyday you come across a novel where the protagonist is killed off in the first chapter. Luckily, Jane’s escapades continue well on into the afterlife.
In Jane Unwrapped, Co-authors (and sisters) Leah and Kate Rooper spin a unique tale based on Egyptian Mythology. When Jane, a witty and immensely driven teen scientist works her entire life to enter a prestigious university, she is beyond upset when she dies before achieving her one goal. Her disappointment seems quite one-dimensional however when she discovers that to ensure her survival in the afterlife, she must retrieve King Tutankhamen’s heart.
The authors do a commendable job on character development despite Jane being a tad bit too immature at times. The romance, albeit a little rushed, is still enjoyable and is made more so by the characters’ witty banter. Anubis, despite given the stereotypical appearance of a handsome teenage boy, actually supports a considerable depth to his character as the authors expose it layer by layer while chapters progress.
While definitely a ‘cute’ romance- and full of jam-packed adventure at that- this is not your average mythological fiction.This book is recommended for readers that love mythology, history and an endearing romance- but be prepared for some twists and turns once you sit down with it!