Author: Layla Kader Dahm
Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Teens & Young adults
Series, if any: NA
Publisher: Xpresso Book Tours
Date of publication: 14 December 2015
No. of pages: 217
The first time Annabeth Prescott found the ankh pendant, she thought she has learnt the price of haggling in a flea market. She never expected herself to be swamped with memories of past life in ancient Egypt and finding herself in the arms of a handsome youngman named Gabriel. When she meets his twin brother C.J at a Halloween party, she realises that the stories told in her memories are playing a hand in the destiny of her present life. What does fates have in store for her?
The description of this promises an exhilarating combination of two of my favorite topics – Egyptian history and reincarnations. But somehow the book failed to deliver the necessary punch. There was a distinct gap in the plot development which was quite unsatisfactory, to say the least.
While the plot definitely had potentials of foretelling an excellent story, the lead character of Annabeth was potrayed in such a shallow way that she failed to be part of this fictional tale. There were clear gaps in the folds of the stories because of which there was failure of the story to hold together and prevented the characters from reaching its full potential.
While the style of language was simple enough to make the realm of ancient Egypt vivid for the readers, it failed to retain a cohesion that would have helped in making this book more effective. The cover image surprisingly suits the neverending theme of reincarnation and echoes well with the whole Egyptian history and mysticism.
Even though I liked the idea behind the book, I was not able to enjoy it completely because of the way the book has been narrated and the characters that play such an integral part of the book.
My rating: 2 out of 5