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Series: Descendants of Isis
on October 26, 2013
Genres: Mythology, Young Adult
Source: Author, Blog Tour
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Also in this series: Son of Set
Also by this author: Son of Set
“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’ve been on a mythology kick lately it seems. I love that this book focuses on Isis and Set. I’ve read about Set before, but haven’t read much that includes Isis in the story. Kelsey Ketch did a great job introducing these two deities.
Natara is a strong character. I love the she has a constant battle with herself in regards to Seth. She doesn’t understand why the girls at her constantly throw themselves at him, but she can’t deny that Seth is attractive. Natti also takes responsibility for her actions. She doesn’t try to place blame, and does the right thing in bad situations. Seth is a total womanizer. He’s always been perfectly happy with how he lives, until Natti moved to town. He begins to question everything he’s been taught. He also isn’t as shallow as we all believe him to be. He has his own struggles he has to face when it comes to his family.
Some parts are predictable, but all in all the story is enjoyable. Setemple is a strange town with strange traditions. As Natti’s time increases she begins to have horrible gut feelings about events. It’s all a little bizarre, but flows nicely with the story. I did like the look at the Egyptian themed events. Also, the followers of Set are pretty much creepy!
This is definitely up there on my series to continue, and after the ending of Daughter of Isis, I’m so ready to see what’s going to happen next. There are quite a few sexual scenes. Just letting you know up front, but it ties in with the storyline of Set’s followers.
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