Review: Daughter of Isis (English)

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Daughter of IsisDaughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1)

Author: Kelsey Ketch
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: October 26, 2013

Blurb:
“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting
for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”

Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.

The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.

Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.

The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.

*Note: Content for Upper YA*

You can find Daughter of Isis on Goodreads.

(I recived a copy of this book from Lola’s Blog Tours in exchange for a honest review)

4-5

The Writing:
It was good. You have two POVs, from the main characters and just in a few scenes you will read from others character’s POVs. I really liked reading both POVs because if you don’t, you won’t understand the story and characters.

The Story:
I loved how this book has a lot of Egyptian mythology. I love mythology and haven’t read many books with egyptian mythology. This book focuses in the Osiris,Isis and Set myth which I really like. I love and at the same time hate how this books show that religion can control people and that if you are taught one thing since you are a baby, that’s what you are going to belive and its very hard to see that there are other options.
Also, other thing that really got me is that this book is set in high school and once in a while its great to read this kind of book because I’m in high school too and yeah,you know.
The end was unexpected and full of action. I really liked that the book ended that way and not flat.

The Characters:
•Natti: I really liked her. She is down to earth, realistic, kind and sarcastic. She didn’t know what was going on but she tried to solve the mysteries doing as much and the best she could.
•Seth: Love-Hate. He had these really good moments. He showed something to the people but he cared for the others and has feelings, I think its something that we couldn’t see a lot in this book but I hope to see in the next one. But at the same time he has these awful attitude and way to see the world. And I don’t blame him for all that because that is the way he was raised, what he was sorrounded and saw every day. But he made awful things with his power, and he has a brain so he could think by himself as hard as it is to not follow what we have always believed. I think Seth is the character with more development in this book, he is in his way to redemption and I can’t wait to read that.
•Ky: Hate him.
•Q: Hate him. Q & Ky don’t think, they just follow. They don’t see how wrong is what they believe and think and it was SO frustrating.
•Natti’s friends: We don’t really know them but they seem cool.
•Sean: Hate him. He manipulates everyone and uses his power just to do bad things.

I would recommend this book to teenagers 14/15 years old or more. Its a story full of mythology, seduction and beliefs that will keep you in this ancient/modern world discovering mysteries.

Extras:

“Never underestimate the power of suggestion and the promise of false hope.”

You can buy Daughter of Isis here:
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***Praise for Daughter of Isis***

“Daughter of Isis is an addicting and enthralling read brimming with Egyptian mythology. Readers will be pulled into the story after simply reading a page!” —Emily, Reader Rising

“I always enjoy a good book about Mythology and Daughter of Isis brings a thrilling modern day spin to one of the tales. Kelsey Ketch wove the story perfectly and sucked me right into her magnificent world.” —Naomi, Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

KelseyAbout the Author:
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.

You can find and contact Kelsey here:
Website      – Facebook       – Twitter      – Goodreads


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