Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Tour Review Daughter of the Sun by: Zoe Kalo

Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: May 2016

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.

My Review

Where do I begin?  How about with the fact that I loved yes loved this book.  There was drama, intrigue, a love story, and best of all modern day Egyptology.  I found myself wanting to read this despite all of the other responsibilities that I have on a daily basis I just could not seem to get it out of my head.  I enjoyed the descriptive form of writing that the author employees.  The heroine was a kind of love her/hate her at times, granted growing up with nuns as the closest thing to a mother would probably result in some serious adjustment issues of which she handled with the best of her abilities and boy does she have some abilities.  I particularly liked learning about more Egyptian goddesses.  I am hoping that we get to see more of Trinity in future installments and can not wait to read the next book.  I wish there was a print edition because my daughter would love this book (she is not an ebook fan).  Character development very well done in my opinion, the relationships were tangible and the effect I love the most from books the pictures my mind draws were very vivid thanks to the descriptions, I am sure some will not enjoy the large amount of descriptions but I felt they were well done and balanced well with the amount of dialogue.

About the Author 

A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…
A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.
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