The Blazing Star
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The Blazing Star


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.


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
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:286 pages

    The Blazing Star Reviews

  • Simona Bartolotta
    Oct 30, 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...

  • Riley
    Feb 18, 2017

    I really wanted to finish this book but I just couldn't. I've been reading it for almost 2 weeks now and have barely made it to page 40. It is just so slow and I can't force myself to finish anymore...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aoife
    Jan 17, 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 ...

  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    Dec 17, 2016

    2016 Book Awards Runner Up: Worst Read 2016(more information about these awards on my blog)I received this book as an ARC from Wise Ink Creative Publishing on NetGalley in exchange for an honest revi...

  • Kay
    Jan 01, 2017

    Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review. The Blazing Star is a strong debut, albeit, as expected, one with flaws. Nevertheless, ...

  • leenahreads
    Nov 13, 2016

    «this was gods and goddesses, myths and legends, and very old magic» This book was filled with adventure and magic and sisterhood and I was caught up in all of it. I liked how every time Portia tur...

  • Chai (House Fairy Reads)
    Nov 09, 2016

    --------------------------It was more than the Serk in the Delta, or three girls swimming the Rivers of Time. This was gods and goddesses, myths and legends, and very old magic. The Blazing Star has g...

  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    Nov 09, 2016

    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...