16 September 2014

REVIEW: Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1)
by Kelsey Ketch

Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: October 26, 2013

 Barnes & Noble

“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:


        The story takes you on a journey where Egyptian gods and magic exists. I'm due for a Fantasy YA and this one is really worth the read. Natara "Natti" Stone is a teenage British girl who after an unfortunate incident had to move to California with her dad. Seth O'Keefe on the other hand is a devoted son set to follow his father's footstep as a member of the Sons of Set. It starts off a bit slow, but good slow. What do I mean? It means I didn't mind slowing down a bit while she establishes Natti's character and background. I was okay with how she described Natti. It established she was beautiful but it didn't go over the top. Now, Seth O'Keefe is a different story. When he was introduced in the story, I can't believe he was one of the leads. Yes, he's hot. He's probably ripped in all the right places. But man, do I want to slap his face! He is a major jerk. And all the girls falling over their asses to get in line for Seth's affection was cringe-worthy. 

        The setting was a typical high school. We have the cheerleaders (aka Seth's conquest) the jocks (Seth's posse) and the people in between. It provides a good background for the little tension between these two. Oh hell, what am I saying. There were A LOT of tension filled moments between Natti & Seth. One of the good things I like about this book, is how it catered to my love-hate relationship weakness. I always want to know how two people who hate each other end up falling in love. 

         I also love how these two characters have to go against their nature to consider each other as love interests. I don't want to give too much spoilers but this is a perfect read to those who love strong-willed stubborn women vs. mega-hot with powers "are-you-for-real" bad boys. I also recommend it to people who HATE insta-love. There is no such thing here. Everything is laid out with the hopes of luring you with the plot or the characters charm. Kelsey Ketch doesn't need romance to sustain this novel. By the last 5 chapters, I was speed reading as if my life depended on it. 

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

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