Review/Giveaway ~ Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

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Title: Daughter of Isis
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Series: Descendants of Isis #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: October 26th 2013

“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*
I always enjoy a good book about Mythology and Daughter of Isis brings a thrilling modern day spin to one of the tales. Being set in the Southern Californian town of Setemple, featuring a 17yo British girl named Natti, I was intrigued to see where this would go. She is thrown into a new school, where the other teens are a bit odd and she has a strange pull to one boy in particular.

I thought the first half of the book was a bit slower than the second half as we follow Natti as she begins at her new school. She is still traumatised about things that have occurred to her family and is discovering, albeit too late, what her bloodline entails. Seth has his own secrets and finds Natti intriguing as she is able to resist his advances. She is smart, beautiful and witty. He wants her more than anything but is not sure how to get her. The second half of the book had my heart going a hundred miles an hour and I found it very difficult to tear myself away from the book… it was stimulating, chilling and action packed.

The mythology aspect plays a big role in this book and affects both characters, but I will not tell you how. One is a believer, where the other is sceptical about the stories. But deep down they have a connection and are continually drawn to each other. As the mysteries are unravelled, the plot became very exciting and had some darker aspects to it too.

I enjoyed how the story unfolded, and how the characters were able to set their beliefs aside to try and make sense of things. The advice of a teacher and the persistence of a cat, help guide them in one way or another. The Villain in the book had the hairs on my neck standing on end, he is cold, determined and will let nothing stop him from reaching his ultimate goal. The way that Kelsey told this story from the 3rd person POV was very well done too. I enjoyed the way she wove the story and drew me right into it. At some stages I found part of the story a bit too predictable, but I’m sure I would’ve been like that at 17years of age too. And that ending… totally left me hanging for the next book in the series… I CANNOT WAIT!!

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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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  1. I haven't read a lot about mythology but glad you enjoyed

  2. I am so glad that despite the slow first half that you were drawn in and connected with the characters. I am curious how the mythology tied into it all.

  3. It's snowing. lol Thanks for the honest review and the great giveaway.

  4. This books looks awesome! I am such a sucker for Egyptian mythology, especially if it's well written. The US comp is so awesome... wish I could enter that 1! but I have entered the INT 1 :) Great Review Nomi!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  5. Love your review, Naomi! I can't wait to hear what you think of book 2! Thank you for participating in the blog tour!

  6. I did.... I'm a sucker for these stories!! I love being pulled into this world!

  7. Hmmm.... it wasn't all out there to begin with, and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much!

  8. Ahhh!!! I am too! I'm international too... don't worry, it sucks not being able to enter the fun giveaways!! I hope you get a chance to read this one !

  9. Thanks Kelsey!! I was hoping you would like it!

  10. This is a book that caught my eye - glad to see that it lived up to my hopes for it!

  11. I'm not as big of a fantasy fan as I once was, but this sounds promising. Are you on a bit of a YA kick here lately? :) I like your review - it will make me keep this one on the radar. Thanks!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. As I love fantasy and YA and mythology.... this is so a book for me! And I love the cover. I'm willing to suffer through a slightly slow intro if I can see promise of it getting better, which it sounds like this one did. Thanks for the great review, adding to my TBR! :-)

  14. It will, and leave you wanting the next one immediately!! lol

  15. I just liked the sound of this one... I'm preferring the NA genre though!

  16. It certainly did.... It was hard to put down in the end... I want more!!


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