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Daughter of Isis

(Descendants of Isis #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  91 reviews
“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 mad
ebook, 272 pages
Published October 26th 2013 by Kelsey Ketch
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Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic read! When I choose to read this book, it sounded intriguing and I figured I would enjoy it. However, it turns out that this novel was better than I had anticipated!

It starts of with teenager Natara Stone (Natti) moves to America with her father. They leave their home in London after the tragic murder of her grandmother. The come to the small town of Setemple only to learn in it has very strong Egyptian theme (including a pyramid). This sets the pair off as it reminds them
Kelsey Ketch
May 25, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Though my first published novel, this is my third manuscript ever written. It start merely as a dream, literally. A male character appearing before in the halls of my old high school. He used a kiss to deceive me and stole my backpack without any explanation. Then a fire started, and the hallways quickly became a blaze, leaving me with little hope of finding my way out. And when I thought it was all over, the male character returned and carried me to safety.

Long after waking up, my thoughts cont
Jennifer Lane
The Son of Set Is a Son of a B*tch

Kelsey Ketch is one of the sweetest authors around! When the opportunity to read and review her debut novel arose, I snatched it. I rarely stray from my preferred genre of contemporary romance, and the fact that I enjoyed this Egyptian YA paranormal romance so much speaks volumes for the entertainment value of this story.

Natara “Nattie” Stone has the unenviable task of starting twelfth grade not only in a new school but in a new country. Her mother died when she
Daughter of Isis was an enjoyable read! I really liked Natara Stone, aka Natti, has a main character. After moving from London to America with her father, Natti goes to a school where she meets some interesting people. One of them is Seth, who I definitely kept flip-flopping with. I couldn't decide if I liked or dislike the mysterious bad boy player.

Natti and Seth definitely have a cute relationship that was developed throughout the book. However, these two had their fair share of secrets. Seth
Trisha Wolfe
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such amazing talent and mythology, and swoon-worthy moments and boys...full review coming closer to release date! Just make sure to add it now and be ready for the awesome Egyptian ride!
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, via Lola’s Blog Tour, in exchange for an honest review. ***

Warning– There was misbehaving enslaving, taking advantage of girls with manipulation and deception which was very disturbing. It was not going all dirty but enough to take your imagination to those dirty part that may make you unnerving. So brace up. It’s for upper YA.

The book was about Daughter of Isis. Ugh! I know that was obvious. Apart from that about Sons of Set, mythol
Jenna D.
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full review also at Jenna {does} Books!

I was excited to be invited to read DAUGHTER OF ISIS by Kesley Ketch, knowing that, as of now, there is a definite lack of Egyptian mythology in YA fiction (though this trend appears to be changing in recent months). Note to readers: This book is for the “Upper YA” crowd. It contains some crude language, portrayals of gender dominance and mild sexual innuendo.

I see DAUGHTER OF ISIS as a book that could get people talking. The subject matter is true to i
Emily Anne
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology
Before: Wow, Kelsey Ketch has got Egyptian Mythology down! Full review to come on my tour date :)

Full Review: Daughter of Isis was an addicting and enthralling read brimming with Egyptian mythology. I was pulled into the story after simply reading a page. Also, I was surprised that Daughter of Isis turned out to be very dark and unique!

The premise surrounds Natti and Seth. Natti has just moved to a new town, and it seems like a group of powerful, mean boys have a lot of control over the people.
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Natti is forced to move to a small American town by her father after the murder of her grandmother. The first day of school she runs in the local romeo of the school Seth. Seth soon sets his site on Natti but unlike the other girls at the school she fails to fall for his 'charm' which is like a drug which he use to great effect. His power stems from him being a member of the Sect of Set - the Egyptian God of Chaos.

Natti know something different with Seth but is unsure what it is, however
Sophi Frost
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Upper young adult and adult
This work wraps around an ancient secret that ensnares two people who under any other circumstance would not be together. It is a gripping novel. I am so happy to see this book has been released! I really enjoyed the Egyptian mythology which was obviously well researched. Kelsey obviously is dedicated to detail, describing the temple and the other rooms in the Setemple facility with great care, making the story so much richer. The character building is amazing, including the minor characters, Na ...more
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, reviewed
3.5/5 stars

My first introduction to Egyptian mythology came from Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles series. I was immediately pulled in and intrigued, as I had really only been familiar with Greek and Roman mythology before. When I saw Kelsey was writing a young adult book that incorporated Egyptian mythology, I was really excited. Finally another look into the lore surrounding Isis, Osiris, Horus, Set, etc! I feel like Kelsey did a great job of weaving Egyptian mythology into a contemporary settin
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy a good book about Mythology and Daughter of Isis brings a thrilling modern day spin to one of the tales. Being set in the Southern Californian town of Setemple, featuring a 17yo British girl named Natti, I was intrigued to see where this would go. She is thrown into a new school, where the other teens are a bit odd and she has a strange pull to one boy in particular.

I thought the first half of the book was a bit slower than the second half as we follow Natti as she begins at her n
Lauren Ngo
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THAT WAS AMAZING. O.M.G. I just couldn't put the book down. Honestly I haven't read many books that are based on Egyptian Mythology so I can't really reference the book to another but just from my reading history that was really good. Kelsey Ketch took this idea of Osiris, Set, and Isis and she made it her own. And I honestly find that amazing. It takes a lot of skills to make a new idea and even more skills to make a good new idea. I find very cool that she took this story of Set killing Osiris ...more
Beth  (YA Books Central)
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Guest Review from Tiffany:

WOW!...what a debut novel for Kelsey Ketch. This book had me hooked from the very beginning!

Natara "Natti" Stone is the main female character in this novel. The mystery surrounding Natti's life is riveting!! I could not turn the pages fast enough to find the answers! Natti has to move from London to the United States with her father after her Grandmother was murdered.

On the first day at her new school Natti meets Seth, the "charmer"! Seth has any girl he wants fallin
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
I started reading Daughter of Isis out of curiosity. As both a writer and an Egyptologist, I wanted to see what other Young Adult novels did with the subject matter of ancient Egypt - a combination I haven't seen a lot of in the mainstream just yet.

Curiosity quickly turned to frustration, and halfway through this book I gave up. The characters, both one-dimensional and often contradicting themselves within a single sentence, were none of them even close to relatable. Natara's "Britishness" is f
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Zachary Flye
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating 4.5 stars


Protagonists: Nattie Stone has had her entire world upended, in addition to her grandmother being murdered in a very ritualistic fashion that was passed off as a robbery/homicide, her father has moved them across the pond, and the worst part is that the entire town has an ancient Egyptian theme, which only reminds her of both her recently murdered grandmother and her not-so-recently murdered mother. I really liked Nattie's character, she handles things practically m
Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review, e-book
This review originally appeared on my blog,


DAUGHTER OF ISIS is a book I have been looking forward to ever since I stumbled over the author’s book blog and saw a blurb about her debut novel. As someone with an interest in Ancient Egyptian culture and mythology, I’ve always wanted to see it used more in books. There’s a ton of material there, and Kelsey Ketch definitely uses it to her advantage.

Thus it should come as no surprise that all the Egyptian mythology and connections were m
S Parent
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I knew I had to get my hands on this book when I read the synopsis and saw it centered on Egyptian mythology, specifically the story of Isis and Osiris, which I think is one of the most resonant and beautiful myths to come out of any culture. And Daughter of Isis did not disappoint--although it was quite a bit darker than I had expected. In retrospect, I shouldn't have been so surprised, since the story of Isis and Osiris is also a sad and disturbing one, particularly where the god Set is involv ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Natarra Stone or Natti as she prefers to be called lived in London and she loved living there. But her family ran into a little trouble so her Dad and some other people thought it would be a good idea if they moved. So Natti and her Dad move to America. On her first day at her new school in America there was some strange things going on that she couldn't quite put he
3.5 Egyptian Mythological Stars!

As soon as I heard that this book was about Egyptian mythology, I knew I had to have it. I've been wanting to read more books like this, and I'm glad to say that Daughter of Isis was an enjoyable read, suspenseful and enchanting until the very end.

In the beginning, we meet Natara "Natti" Stone, a British girl with Egyptian ancestry. After her grandmother died, her father relocated them to Setemple, California. Ever since her mother died, Natti has grown tired of
Kristen Jett
Review from Pen and Muse . (Giveaway there.)

What happens when your grandmother dies suddenly, and you end up having to leave London for a small town?
What happens when you’re trying to escape the Egyptian culture and the reminder of your mother’s death, only to end up in a town thriving on it?
What happens when the one boy you shouldn’t fall for is the only one that pulls you in like a magnet?
Or when the girl you shouldn’t fall for is the only one you can’t charm?

I know I’m going to love a charac
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kelsey Ketch's debut novel will keep you reading from start to finish. I reallly didn't want to put it down for sleep.

Natara "Natti" Stone just moved to the United States from London after her grandmother is murder. Her father planned to live in a small town to let them both recover from the lost of their beloved but what they didn't know is that this little town in sunny California loves Egypt. After how much Egypt meant to her mother and grandmother and how they both died, this is the last th
Kimber Wheaton
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Daughter of Isis is a YA urban fantasy featuring a mysterious organization rooted in ancient Egyptian culture that has set up shop in the desert of California. It's somewhat ironic that Natti and her father leave England to escape the Egyptian artifacts that dominated the lives of her murdered grandmother and mother, only to end up in Setemple, CA dominated by the dangerous Sons of Set.

Natti is confused by her grandmother's m
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
The story takes you on a journey where Egyptian gods and magic exists. I'm due for a Fantasy YA and this one is really worth the read. Natara "Natti" Stone is a teenage British girl who after an unfortunate incident had to move to California with her dad. Seth O'Keefe on the other hand is a devoted son set to follow his father's footstep as a member of the Sons of Set. It starts off a bit slow, but good slow. What do I mean? It means I didn't mind slowing down a bit while she establishes Natti's ...more
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My Review
4 Roses

I've always been fascinated with ancient mythology, especially Egyptian. The synopsis and idea for this story was completely fascinating- Ancient Egyptian mythology, in a modern day setting. The "Sons of Set" sounded very interesting, along with the tension that seemed to be between Seth and Natti. When the opportunity to read and review came up, I knew I had to see if the book was as a
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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The characters

Natara “Natti” Stone never wanted to be the new girl at school but she has to since her grandmother was murdered back in England and her father decided that a change of scenery would be good for them.Their new home is in a town called Setemple.The weird thing about this town is that it has signs of the Egyptian civilization everywhere,especially the Setemple High School.

There,on her first day she meet
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chanzie by: dark world books
Shelves: pnr
Rating 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow what a book! I first saw The Daughter of Isis a while ago and though, I must try read this book sometime. Then I saw the tour for Son of Set and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the tour! I love books with strong Egyptian themes and this book did not disappoint.

Characters & Storyline: 4/5
Kelsey does a wonderful job creating unique, strong and interesting characters. Natti & Seth were the most well developed out of all the characters. They were easy to connect to
Katrina Marie
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 h
Kelly Hashway
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is definitely for upper YA. There is sexual content and drug use in this novel, so it's better suited for older teens. Having said that, Natti is new in town and she immediately notices Seth O'Keefe—or more like she runs into him in several situations where he is all over girls at school. Every girl is obsessed with Seth and wants to become his next "play thing". Every girl except Natti. She feels weird when Seth is around and gets a lot of headaches, which (thanks to the third person narra ...more
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Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.

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