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Book Review: Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo

Book synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she’s whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew.

But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities.

Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self—and a horrifying destiny.

CULT OF THE CAT – Series Blurb

According to ancient Egyptian prophecy, three feline goddesses—Bastet, Sekhmet, and Mafdet—would one day be reborn as triplets during a solar eclipse.

But someone—or something—separated them at birth. Because if ever they were reunited, they would unleash a blistering power that could destroy the world.

In an adventure where the past confronts the present, and blood, betrayal and secrets abound, the triplets face each other for the first time. And discover they’re the only force able to stop the evil god Apophis from enslaving humanity.

My review:

This was a different book but I enjoyed reading. I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but I really enjoy reading YA books. I have read some really good books from that genre!! Anyways, back to the subject.

This is a different book. Egyptian mythology is heavily used in the book. Which is great and the author did a fantastic job explaining the different gods/goddesses. I can count on one hand how many books I liked that used Egyptian mythology as a major plot line and this book is one of them.

Of course, being the first book of a series, it left more questions then answers. I didn’t like that the grandmother dies almost immediately after Trinity arrives on the island. It left so many unanswered questions and I will admit, I got frustrated.

The book did lag a little for a couple of chapters but then picked up pace for the explosive ending. There are hints in the book about who the villain was but I picked it up early and to be honest, wasn’t very surprise. Still the ending was a shock.

How many stars will I give Daughter of the Sun? 5

Will I read it again? Yes and I really want to read the other books in the series too

Will I reccomend it to family and friends? Yes.

Age range? Tween on up. Amazon has a grade level of 7th grade on it. But I am sure younger could read it. It is very clean. No swearing, no sex. Just one kiss and then the guy left….lol.

Amazon links. Please remember that the prices can and will change.

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Disclaimer: I received Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat: Book 1) by Zoe Kalto for free for my honest review. All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone.

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