First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.
The book comes out october 12th, so if it's something you are interested in, you should check it out.
At the moment fantasy books are a total hit or miss for me, mainly because things get dragged out to the point were I'm just not interested anymore or the whole fantasy stuff gets overpowered by the undying love of two people who just met.
But this book. I really loved it.
The story is super original. I love the Egypt aspects and the gods and pharaohs. It's just super interesting to me and I liked how it all was written in this story. It was really enjoyable.
The characters were really great. I liked Jane just fine. It was her decision making and going through with them, that really drove me crazy from time to time. (Spoiler coming!!!!) I get that killing someone is hard and I have to say that I'm glad she didn't do it. But the third time she decided to kill Tut and in the last second she didn't go through with it, things got pretty old. But I loved her journey through this whole story and how she dealt with things and how she grew.
But the character that I really loved and that was my absolute favorite is Anubis. In the beginning I was kinda meh but when he slowly started to care for Jane and helped her out and everything. It was wonderful.
The romance part was there. Of course. But for me it didn't feel like it took away too much from the whole story itself. It was there but it was okay.
I really liked the writing and thought it was very good. The ending though. I don't know. I feel like it was a bit rushed. I mean, I liked the way that Jane got closure with her family and how she knew it would still hurt for a while but how she was ready to move on. But there was something missing?! I can't even really explain it, it just felt a bit off to me.