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The Summoning (Sisters of Isis #1)

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Following the incredible success of "Daughters of the Moon," Lynne Ewing has created an all new fun and hip teen fantasy series.
Based in Egyptian mythology and set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Sisters of Isis follows the lives of Meri, Sudi, and Dalila, three fifteen-year-old girls who have just discovered they are descendants of very powerful ancestors-Egyptian pharao
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 263 pages
Published April 2nd 2007 by Hyperion Books for Children
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Jennifer Wardrip
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We all remember the enchanting world that Lynne Ewing had brought us in THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON and then in SONS OF THE DARK. And now Ewing does it again with her new series, SISTERS OF ISIS.

Sudi never thought that one note could change her life; she just thought it would give her a chance at dating her longtime crush, Scott. But that note that fell out of her locker was not from Scott. Instead of Scott at the nice restauran
Sep 05, 2015 Alisha rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
This is the first book in the series for Sisters of Isis by Lynne Ewing. I really enjoyed her books. I like this series because she incorporated Ancient Egyptian culture and mythology into the books. I love reading anything with Ancient Egypt in it. So this series was a pleasure to read. I liked the way she wrote this book and the series. The first four books goes through 4 different girls point of views but at the same time tells a story about a evil being that is trying to take over something ...more
Oct 09, 2008 Kate rated it really liked it
The Summoning was a great book, full of magic and adventure, three girls are disendents of acient kings and queens who have magical powers, those traits are passed on to the girls. They start to discover their powers and evil is comming to the surface. A group of priest capture a boy from their school and the girls have to learn how to use their powers before time runs out to save the boy and themselves from death.
I really liked this book it had some strange parts that you had to warp your brain
Jan 21, 2010 Emmy rated it really liked it
I had mixed feelings when i was deciding if i wanted to read this book or not, and i was happily surprised when i got into the book. The story is very original and I felt like you could connect with the characters. It was funny and serious, an all around good read.
Apr 02, 2009 Sylvia rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Sudi menjalani kehidupan sebagaimana gadis lain seusianya. Bertengkar dengan adik-adiknya, pacaran dengan seorang cowok, memiliki seorang sahabat tempat curhat, dan lain sebagainya. Sudi merasa dia menjalani kehidupan yang normal, hingga suatu hari dia mendapatkan sebuah undangan.

Sudi berasumsi undangan tersebut datang dari Scott, cowok yang sudah lama ditaksirnya. Tapi begitu dia mendatangi tempat janjian tersebut, ternyata seorang pria dan dua gadis seusianya yang menunggu. Siapa mereka?

Si cow
Dec 26, 2014 Dhfan4life rated it it was ok
I used to really enjoy this author's Daughters of the Moon series. It was light, interesting and fun. Different types of teen girls banding together to take out the greater evil. Even falling in love and trying to be regular kids along the way. But with this book, I have got to say I saw similar glimpses of the same thing. But I don't know if the author was writing in regards to the times or what exactly. But I for sure was not loving how the main character's prime goals were falling in love and ...more
Sep 19, 2013 Paranormal_Madness rated it really liked it
What I liked:
-Sudi, Meri, and Dalila. The three main girls in this book are very interesting, and they’re all different from one another. One thing I like with this series is that there aren’t a ton of main characters, like with the Daughters of the Moon series, so each girl can get a little more focus and the three of them seem special. Sudi was the main character for this book, and I like that she’s not the typical goody-two-shoes kind of girl. She’s done some things, and she’s not embarrassed
Oct 29, 2008 Camila rated it it was amazing
A normal teenager, Sudi, that hangs out with her friends, has troubles with her sisters while thinking about the recent broke up with his boyfriend and has a crush in one of the nicest boys in the school. Her life is a complete disaster and if that didn’t seemed enough a weird news that changes her life entirely ruins her life or she think it does. Sky Terrace, a very fancy restaurant, was the night where Sudi discovered her true reality. Abdel the guy that was waiting for her tells Sudi, Meri ...more
Nov 03, 2016 BookNerdette rated it it was amazing
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Avery W.
Apr 18, 2015 Avery W. rated it it was ok
"The Summoning" had many good qualities as a book, and I did rather enjoy reading it, but there are a few less-than-excellent things about it that caused me to give it a two-star review. For instance, the main characters could have used a little more flesh on their metaphorical bones. Their personalities were so similar that they seemed a bit like slightly edited versions of the same basic teenage girl model. The writing style had potential, but was not entirely solidified, meaning that I found ...more
Sarah Crawford
Feb 09, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
Sudi wakes up from sleepwalking outside her house. She had also been having an unusual dream about walking on sand. Something looks into the house and scares her. She had also just broken up with some guy named Brian. She wakes up later with some kind of a walking stick next to her.

She catches her two sisters using an Ouiji board. They are twelve and believe in using magic. They warn her that someone is after her.

She goes to a party thinking she will meet a boy, but instead meets Dalila and Mer
Jun 07, 2015 Alantie rated it liked it
I started this series just to see if it was any good - I'm a fan of the DotM series of hers and love it despite it's silliness at times, and hoped this one would be as good. I'm kind of still on the fence about how I feel about this series.

It clearly follows a very similar formula as DotM. A group of girls discovering they're connected to ancient mythology and gods, and have to fight against the growing forces of darkness as they learn about their new powers. Romance is sprinkled through out. Ho
Jan 11, 2011 Ithlilian rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The Summoning is a quick easy YA read staring a group of three girls that learn they are descendants of ancient Egyptians. This book is from Sudi's point of view, a pretty normal teenage girl with two twin sisters and boy problems. The size of this book and the plot led me to believe that this would be a younger teen book, but the talk of sex brings it up a notch. I don't have a problem with that, but I felt that the character maturity level didn't fit the very simplistic writing style. ...more
Great story! But uhh...
WHY ARE YOUNG GIRLS IN THIS BOOK SO OBSESSED WITH WANTING TO HAVE SEX AND LOSING THEIR VIRGINITY??? Why... the majority of the characters are only around fifteen... It's bad enough having adults being all sex crazed like wild monkeys, don't have them young people be like that too! :P *Heart weeps for the next generation if work of fiction reflects today's reality*

ANYWAAAAAY, I really liked this story. I laughed SO HARD when the mummy fell in love with Sudi and how she a
Mar 20, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
This is hip teen fantasy. Meri, Sudi, & Dalila are 15 year old teens living in and near Washington, DC. All three girls are descendants of Egyptian pharaohs. Egyptian mythology plays a central role in this novel. In addition to them all being of royal lineage, they have each been endowed with magical powers of spell casting and transformation. With guidance from characters of Egyptian folklore the 3 girls learn about their gifts and how to use them to fight the evil forces of Chaos. These ...more
May 22, 2010 Claire rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-younger
Sudi discovers that she is one of three sisters of Isis, ancestors of the ancient gods. The Cult of Anubis has returned to earth to unleash the powers of Seth, Egyptian god of darkness and chaos. Now Sudi, Dahlia and Meri must learn to control their ancient powers to prevent evil from destroying the earth.

Fast reading, easy language and little description move this right along. Not much for detail or character definition, it is hard to actually picture the action or feel for the characters. Enou
Jun 25, 2007 Bex rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Ancient Egypt
Shelves: genre
I really enjoyed this one. I love the Egyptian myth and culture paired with the Washington DC backdrop. Sudi is a great character, being torn between being a normal teenage girl worried about boys, and accepting her destiny as a Sister of Isis - a descendent of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. This book is a definate read for anyone who is into Ancient Egypt or anyone who loves DC, or both (it's like this book was written just for me because I love both!) I look forward to reading the next one in ...more
Sep 02, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it
Shelves: teen, godly-stuff
I liked this book, but I didn't think it had much of a build up to the ending. I also wish the battle scene would have been more epic at the end. I also thought it was a little weird that the girls only had to search for the right incantation to kill the demons. I was hoping for some sword fighting or battles of mental capacity. It just seemed too easy. I also thought it was weird that the girls were worried about going to the big party of the year when their lives and the fate of the world was ...more
Emmy Lou
Actual rating: 3.5

Sudi, Meri, and Dalila have just found out that they are Descendants of the Egyptian gods and their powers have awakened. They must learn spells to defend themselves from the Anubis cult that wants to kill them to cut off the godly bloodline. Fighting demons, mastering spells, getting through high school... Whew! Who said being a royal was easy?

Wonderful concept, nice knowledge of mythology, but the writing is rather shallow and the characters a bit on the flat side.
Dayna Smith
Aug 05, 2016 Dayna Smith rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, teen-series
The first book in the Sisters of Isis series. Sudi lives with her family in Washington, D.C. and is very excited when she received a mysterious invitation to a fancy restaurant. She thinks the invitation is from Scott, the boy she has a crush on. When she arrives she meets a strange man named Abdel and two girls she's never met before. Abdel informs the girls they are descendants of Egyptian pharaohs and have been given magical gifts to fight evil. Sudi thinks the guy is a nut, but then evil ...more
Azusa あずさ Saotome さおとめ
(original review from Emiri's main account)

Sudi, Meri, and Dalila have just found out that they are Descendants of the Egyptian gods and their powers have awakened. They must learn spells to defend themselves from the Anubis cult that wants to kill them to cut off the godly bloodline. Fighting demons, mastering spells, getting through high school... Whew! Who said being a royal was easy?

Wonderful concept, nice knowledge of mythology, but the writing is rather shallow and the characters a bit on
Mar 10, 2011 Corine rated it did not like it
ummm.... I was actually shocked that this book had so many good reviews.. I thought this book was terrible and I hardly ever start a book and not finish it, but I could NOT make myself finish this book. I would have given this book zero stars if it would have let me. The main character was under developed and annoying. I usually just get engaged in a book and can't put it down, but it was far too easy to put this book down and once I did, I did not want to pick it back up! BLAH I will NOT be ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Eppie rated it did not like it
Too dark.

Product Description

Based in Egyptian mythology and set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Sisters of Isis follows the lives of Meri, Sudi, and Dalila, three fifteen-year-old girls who have just discovered they are descendants of very powerful ancestors-Egyptian pharaohs. From these ancestors they've inherited magical powers of transformation, the ability to cast spells from the Book of Thoth, and, as they will soon learn, the responsibility of protecting the world from the evil forces of C
Aug 30, 2007 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youngadult
I absolutely love this author and her other two series - Daughters of the Moon and Sons of the Dark. This series is a nice change from those, but with that same urgency of saving the world. This time though, three girls are descendants of pharoahs and forced into battling Egyptian gods, mummies and other such creatures as well as a cult of priests conjuring them up. There's romance as well and takes place when the three girls are in high school. I'm already addicted to the series.
Apr 03, 2013 Miss rated it really liked it
This book was very different from the stuff i usualy read. But who said different was bad? Ok, so not everthing hast to be about vampires and warewolves( thank Twilight for that) ALL the time. But the Sisters of Isis is really good and if your tired of seeing the"extreamly-pale and hairy with bad-acting" types, then read this. Some egyptian-magical princesses, will defently change your typical reading pace.
Jul 16, 2010 Alex rated it it was ok
Over a year after reading the Daughters of the Moon series, I finally got a chance to start the other series she did, Sisters of Isis.

As with all first books in a series, it was a bit dull while the characters got fleshed out. But I enjoyed her other series a lot, so I will continue to give this one a try.
Adrianne Rosal
Jun 22, 2012 Adrianne Rosal rated it really liked it
Wow young ladies today think they have it bad.... try being a desendant of a Egyptian God. Well that's what Sudi and her two sisters find out the hard way. When finding this out then the fun really begins for all three girls. Very cute book and again I liked reading about the different Egyptian Gods.
I thought this book was amazing. I just got the book and in one whole afternoon I couldn't put it down! I'm not all interested in the whole ancient Egyptian stuff but I am now. This story is about Three ordinary girls... or maybe not so ordinary. You find out will you travel into the mixed world of ancient Egypt with today's society.
Jul 29, 2008 Diana rated it liked it
Three girls discover that they are the descendants of Egyptian pharaohs, with mystic powers and a deadly cult after them.

This was a weird start to this series, with whiny protaganists who can't decide if they believe in magic or not. It also seemed like a reiteration of the Daughters of the Moon series, but with Egyptian mythology. I wasn't too impressed, but it still was an interesting read.
Katrina Knittle
Feb 06, 2014 Katrina Knittle rated it liked it
First book in the series and I think I might be hooked. I really like this author's books. They always seem to pull me in and make me fill a part of the world that is going on. It was interesting to see some of Ancient Egypt incorporated into this series. As the more I read the more I felt like I ended up feeling like I knew the character's more and more.
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Lynne Ewing is an American author and a screen writer.

She always had to move around a lot when she was growing up because her father was in the Marine Corps. She has two sisters. Lynne graduated from high school in Lima, Peru after attending seven other schools. While she was in Peru, she learned to speak Spanish. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. When she was 30 years ol
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