Book Review: Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

daughter of isisSynopsis:

“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*

About the Author:Kelsey Ketch

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.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
My Review:

To be honest I was a little confused with this one. I normally check out other reviews on a book before I choose to be part of a tour – that way I’m more confident when requesting it that I’m going to like it. When I looked into Daughter of Isis I didn’t really find anything online other than cover reveals and bloggers putting it on their ‘to read’ list. And GoodReads yielded little other than generic ‘loved it’ reviews – so I took chance.

The story in itself was interesting and I just loved the setting and how the Egyptian myths were weaved into the plot – there had obviously been a lot or research done by Kelsey to ensure that it all felt ‘real’. A very important part to a supernatural book in my opinion – the real aspects balance up the less than real ones.

From a writer’s perspective I kind of found it slow in the beginning and hard to get into to – this is just my opinion, I am well known for having a short attention span (I blame TV) but I kept reading to ensure I could give a thorough review – and I’m glad I did. The story really does start to open up, and soon enough I was embroiled into the world of Egyptian myths and legends.

My only real bug-bear with Daughter of Isis is that there were spelling errors and mistakes dotted about it. There will always be these in any book, with any publisher – hell, Harry Potter had several! But it did ruin the flow for me in places, which was a shame as the writing really draws you in.

Being British myself and having the main character hailing from England was a nice bonus for me – although some of the words used were a little cliche and perhaps dated – We generally don’t really say ‘arse’ that much.

The front cover is lovely and really does represent the book well – it was actually one of the reasons why I wanted to read it.

Overall I’d give Daughter of Isis 3 out of 5 stars – worth a read if you’re tired of reading about vampires and werewolves, and want a bit of a change of pace.

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One comment on “Book Review: Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

  1. I apologize for the mistakes. The copies I sent for the tour ended up being the uncorrected e-ARCs. Hopefully the corrections in the finished copies will make it a smoother read. Thanks for participating in the blog tour.

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