Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch Review+Excerpt

Daughter of IsisHello my favorite little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing pretty well. I am here today with the first third of the rest of the trilogy in reviews. I am just writing this blog post and reading another book. I am on book 7-10 of my 100 books of the year so I think I am doing pretty well. I am also trying to get ahead in my AP (Advanced Placement) World History class as I am so close to finishing a majority of the book. I feel so well accomplished with my life. I am almost done with all of my character templets and I have already finished the book plot line for my book which is something that I am happy about. I may be going to YallFest in May so I am excited about that.

I have a question on which do you prefer down below. If you choose other can you tell me why and which type of beverage down in the comments.

Anyways why don’t we get ahead to the post?


Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1)
by 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*


REVIEW:

  • The three main characters that we follow are just amazing.
    • Natti was just a lovable character who kept you reading throughout the whole entire book.
      • However there was certain moments where you just wanted to yell at her as she started to become a stereotypical heroine in certain moments which pissed me off a little.
    • Seth was my favorite character because you could never really tell what he was going to do next. How he was going to play out in the story. Whose side he was on. None of it. So, that was my favorite part about him.
    • There was also many and I mean many antagonists who gave our main character shit trouble which was something that gave this story a little more *umph*.
  • The amount of mythology the author put into the book was amazing and allowed the readers to get a good grasp on what the author was trying to let us know and teach us.
    • It helped out in the long-run of the series.
  • The beginning of the book started off with a certain feel but as you read on it got better and had more cliffhangers.
  • This book could’ve had some different subplots which would’ve made it a little bit better along with if there was some changes to the book in a whole it could’ve added a whole other level.
    • Yet it was still a great read.
  • The cover is not the best but it is not the worst as it didn’t really give off the right feels of the book into it, whereas if it was designed a different way it would’ve caught more eyes and allowed for others to know more about the book.
  • This book does become dark at moments as their is human sacrifices brought up and more. So be ready to read that when reading the book.
  • In conclusion, this book was extremely interesting yet it could’ve had a different turn of events and a new cover which could’ve brought it to a whole other level.

I give this book 3/5 stars.


You can find Daughter of Isis on Goodreads.

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Excerpt:

“Natti, you need to relax,” Seth finally said.
She froze in her place and looked at him. “Relax! Are you mental? My best friend was
drugged!”
Seth stood up from the long, ratty sofa, peeled apart her hands, and took them into his.
“You don’t know that for sure.” He brushed his thumbs over her skin in soft, smooth strokes.
“Just let the doctors worry about it.”
The calm, soft tingle of his touch seeped through her skin, coursing lightly over her
nerves and releasing their tension. Her mind and body began to calm down, making her
realize how badly every muscle had been physically shaking. Slowly, layer upon layer of fear
and stress simply vanished until she felt nothing at all. She looked up at Seth’s eyes, drawn to
their warmth and comfort.
“Okay . . .” Natti spoke, almost breathless. “How do you do that?”
“Do what?” Seth’s voice was seductive as he leaned his forehead against hers. His
scent of spice cologne, myrrh, and sandalwood consumed her senses, and his eyes captured
her soul.
“This,” she pressed. “The sensations of your touch. I’ve been feeling it all night and
even before. Ever since we met. And don’t try to lie. I know you’re doing it, but how?”
Seth smirked at her question, his eyes turning their focus to her hands. “It’s nothing.”
Natti couldn’t help smile as more of the tingling sensation slipped over her skin. “Oh,
it’s something. What is it?”
His beautiful full lips tempted her with a smile. “You wouldn’t believe me if I told
you.”
“Try me.”
Silence fell between them while he seemed to think it over, meanwhile massaging her
hands with his thumbs and fingers. The pressure, the release, each movement slowly pulling
her thoughts and focus onto his hands. “Touch is a magical thing, Natti,” he explained. “It can
comfort.” He raised one hand and stroked her cheek, soft and gentle. “It can entice.” His
thumb moved along her jaw and applied pressure as it traveled down her neck, causing her to
shiver with delight. “And it can hurt. Whatever the intensions, it brings two people together. It
makes a certain . . . connection.”
Though there was no heaviness of a lie, she chuckled at his response. “You’re right. I
don’t believe you. Touch is just a sense. A tool the human body uses.”
“Yes, and it’s a powerful tool when used the right way.” His honey voice teasing her,
tempting her. “Now come sit with me and relax. Wanda will be all right.”


***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:
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