Monday, 4 November 2013

Daughter of Isis Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Title: Daughter of Isis
Series: Descendants of Isis, #1
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology
Release Date: 10/26/13
Review Format: eBook
Pages: 271
Review Copy: From author in exchange for honest review

*For mature YA audience*

“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.

I love Egyptian mythology. I have always had a keen interest in it since I was a wee lad. Their stories just fascinate me. I personally find them lacking in young adult fiction. But hot damn, Kelsey does an amazing job with it!

Egyptian mythology is back and people better be watching.

I will admit when I first started this, I thought of the movie, The Mummy. This mostly had to do with the fact that Natti is British. 

I loved Natti! Her spunk and overall Britishness to her was just great. The fact that she couldn't be controlled by Seth and his posse was a win.

The point of view it was written in was very interesting. Yes, it was in 3rd person, but I felt at times it could have been in 1st. It wasn't until closer to the end where different characters started having their own little scenes, did I feel that it made sense.

Let's talk about how dark and sexual this book was. When talking about this book, the words "young adult" need to be taken very lightly. What I felt was the most "YA" about this book was the fact that the main characters are in high school. However, if we're thinking in the terms of "Egyptian" terms, it makes perfect sense. Because let's face it, the history of Egypt is exactly rainbows and butterflies. So, it was almost like the history was being brought into a more modern context.

Overall, great starter to a series. Had me hooked from the beginning and a fair amount of action to follow.

About 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 CafĂ© 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. Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.

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