Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Daughter of Isis Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!


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Welcome to my post for the Daughter of Isis book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of Daughter of Isis, swag, and prize packs. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis, #1)
Release date: October 26, 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: YA Paranormal (Egyptian Myths) Romance
Series: Descendants of Isis #1

“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.


My Rating: 3.5 Roses

Started off shaky, but ended with a bang, Daughter of Isis was a great YA paranormal romance. I am apologetically obsessed with Ancient Egypt, so I had high expectations for this book. While it didn't meet all of them, I really enjoyed it.

I'm going to start off with the good, since the bad are just minor gripes.

Natti was a tough heroine. She knew something was off and nothing was going to stop her from figuring it out. I liked her. She was a force to be reckoned with, which I like in a heroine. I thought she was great.

Seth was a villain at first. There's no sugar-coating it. He worshiped Set, who was a god of chaos, so his mission in life was to cause chaos-AKA ruin people's lives. But, over the course of the book, he starts to see things from a new perspective and that allowed him to see the horror of what he was doing. He proved that he could be strong, sweet, and willing to fight for what he cared about. He might not have had the best start, but, by the end, I really liked him.

The plot was well paced and I was interested the entire way through. I enjoyed the story and I'm curious about what happens next after that game-changer ending.

So, now to the bad.
Natti was strong, but occasionally that strength crossed the line into being shrewish, which was annoying. Also, she was constantly hating of Ancient Egypt, something about the mummies, curses, and magic creeping her out. But, I love Ancient Egypt and those mummies, curses, and magic fascinate me, so I was a bit miffed that she was being a hater.
Seth did change over the course of the book, but it was slow going. This is kind of a complaint and kind of not. On one hand, it was only realistic that changing his entire perspective that he had been taught his entire life would take time. On the other hand, I started to get annoyed with the terrible things he was doing. But, I had to admit that is was only realistic.
The plot was slow in places because of the slow transformation. But, the ending was such a huge game-changer, it made up for any pacing problems. After that ending, I expect book 2 will be much more epic, so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Daughter of Isis was a lovely YA read. It was thrilling, romantic, and full of delightful Egyptian mythology. I really enjoyed reading it. Lovers of YA romance, if you want something different, then this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
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Giveaway:
I have 2 giveaways for you.
Up for grabs for the first one are 2 e-copies of Daughter of Isis and swag (INT).

Up for grabs for the second one are 2 Natti Prize Packs (US Only), full details on the rafflecopter.
Both end November 9.
Good luck!



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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.

For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for participating in the blog tour!

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  2. I loved Daughter of Isis and I can't wait for Son of Set

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