The Blazing Star
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The Blazing Star

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Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius.

But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected: she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again?

She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.

Great.

Mysterious and beautiful, Egypt is more than they could have ever imagined from their days in the classroom. History comes alive as the three teens realize that getting back to the present will be the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Stalked by vicious monsters called Scorpions, every step in the right direction means a step closer to danger.

As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home.

Title:The Blazing Star
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1945769165
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:286 pages

    The Blazing Star Reviews

  • Simona Bartolotta
    Dec 04, 2016

    *I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*1.5"You’re in Egypt, Portia. Ancient Egypt."ME: *shocked gasp* *headwall* *some more headwall* *why universe j...

  • Taylor Knight
    Dec 17, 2016

    I loved the concept of this book and I liked the main character, Portia, a lot but I did find the story to be slow at times. I thought time travel and Ancient Egypt sounded amazing and I was super exc...

  • The Bookavid
    Nov 28, 2016

    More Reviews on my Book Blog The BookavidIn THE BLAZING STAR, Portia touches a scarab and accidentally time-travels to ancient Egypt. What intrigued me: Black girl on the cover! <3 Slow Start, but Ki...

  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    Dec 27, 2016

    I received this book as an ARC from Wise Ink Creative Publishing on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book had potential to me. It held a lot of things that are exactly to my taste, such...

  • Cat  (cat-thecatlady)
    Jan 16, 2017

    there were a few things that made me not like this book as much as I feel I could but it is, nevertheless, a pretty good read.the time traveling aspect and the egyptian setting totally sold me on this...

  • Aoife
    Jan 19, 2017

    3.5 starsI received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewPortia White has always been in the shadow of her smarter, prettier twin Alex until one ...

  • Kriss
    Oct 30, 2016

    A few things attracted to me to this book when I saw it go up on Net Galley (yes, I received a free copy, and no, it did not influence my review). First of all, we have a woman-of-color heroine, and a...

  • Marta
    Dec 09, 2016

    This was gods and goddesses, myths and legends, and very old magic It was this quote, the cover and the promise of diversity that got my attention!! But they led me quite wrong, unfortunately. I fee...

  • Jackie B. Forman
    Nov 20, 2016

    The premise of this story is everything I want in a YA book. Strong female protagonists. Characters of color are the majority of the cast. Disabilities are addressed and not treated as handicaps. Fami...

  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    Jan 01, 2017

    The Blazing Star is Imani Josey's debut novel and it's 1000% magical. There is so much in this novel that you'll feel blessed and loved and this is what you want in your fantasy stories. It has a bira...