Title: Book of Souls
(Gods of Egypt #1)
Author: Nadine Nightingale
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date: February 9, 2018
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley and Createspace Independent Publishing Platform for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
I feel like novels about ancient Egyptian gods can be a hit or miss honestly. Which sucks because ancient Egypt is one of my favorite times in history to learn about, and I’ve always wanted to have more YA novels that do a great job talking about them. There are maybe a couple out there that I’ve read about that I ended up really liking, but again it’s rare.
This one I’m still on the fence about, which was probably why it took me a while to read and review it. I mean, I think I got approved for this novel back in 2018 when I first learned about ARCs and Netgalley, and before I took a really long hiatus, I never ended up getting to this novel. Now I have, almost two years later, and I wish that I could say a lot more about it than I’m about to.
I think that Nightingale had a valiant effort trying to combine the past and the present in this novel and give the proper respect due. Meaning that I feel like she did her research to make sure that this was as accurate as it could be, but I still felt like it fell short. Not too much to completely have me write it off or anything, but I feel like some parts were missing.
I’m not sure if I would read the second one, but I hope that the second one got better.