Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of publication: June 15th, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Demons, Egypt, Shapeshifters, Magic
Series: Cult of the Cat
Daughter of the Sun—Book 1
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.
This was a different book but I enjoyed reading it. I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but I enjoy reading YA books. I have read some good books from that genre. Anyways, back to the subject.
This is a different book. Egyptian mythology is used in the book. Which is great. 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 plotline and this book is one of them.
Of course, being the first book of a series, it left more questions than answers. I didn’t like that the grandmother dies 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 the 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 surprising. Still, the ending was a shock.