Daughter of the Sun
But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. ...more
A cold Aunt, Dr. Bithiah Nassri, even with her own daughter.
In a very rich urban fantasy full of myths, twists, and a lot of Cats.
As; 1) a big fan of Harry Potter, 2) Love of Cats, 3) being from Egypt; It was natural to find it a great read.
"Cats are beautiful, mysterious animals. But let’s face it, it’s not like they have a great reputation. You can’t really trust them. They have a dual nature that can be unpredictable. They look...more
Daughter of the Sun was quite unique. There is a lot of Egyptian mythology and cats, which I enjoyed a lot. The history was wonderfully woven through the story and didn’t slow me down. The god and goddess are explained in short detail but are important to the overall context of the story. Zoe Kalo has done a wonderful job in a debut novel. The pacing was perfect and there was a direction in the novel that was faced past. ...more
The cover gave me the impression that this book would be set in ancient Egypt. So I was surprised to learn that it begins in contemporary England where Trinity, the sixteen year old protagonist resides in a convent. At the outset, Trinity believes that she has no relatives. Yet she does have an affinity for cats and surprising ...more
Daughter of the Sun is the first book in the young adult Cult of the Cat series by Zoe Kalo. Daughter of the Sun is a young adult mythology based on ancient Egyptian mythology. I love all kinds of Mythology and the ancient Egyptians are some of the most fascinating because to me, there myths are the most rooted in history. It is so easy to believe in the magic surrounding their pharaohs because they actually existed. ...more
Trinity as a character is quite ...more
Full of mystery, an engaging read filled with secrets, Egytian mythology. A strong heroine who is persistant, wants answers and isn't afraid to get them.
Trinity grew up in an orphanage. Just before she turns seventeen her long lost Grandmother finds her and she is taken to the Island of Cats to her Grandmother. Questions upon questions arise. Trinity is a chess piece in a game that she doesn't want to participate in.
Ms. Kalo certainly did her ...more
I received this copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D
The Story - Goodreads Blurb
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.
Here's some details, if the glowing praise above isn't enough. Trinity, the star of the book, is a teenager with a seething temper under the surface, demanding answers no one will give her, unsure of her place in her increasingly ...more
This book was a fun read and taking into consideration that it is a debut novel I must say the writer put things together wonderfully.
When I was a kid, I used to love reading mythologies. However, most of the books that I read were based on Greek mythologies. This book was different! This book was based on Egyptian mythology and for me this book was stunning and I loved the writing.
This book didn’t bore me and it was a page turner with lot of twists and turns. I ...more
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
It took me a while to get into it, but this turned into a really good read.
It's a nice, light YA Fantasy, as it follows Trinity as she explores her new home, her new freedom and the mysterious changes to her body. ...more
First of all a huge thanks to the b00kr3views and the author and her team for lending me a copy of the book to read and making me a part of the book blog tour
The book actually made me intrigued about Egyptian mythology since the basis of the book is Egyptian gods and folklores and being an avid fan of Greek Gods and mythology, my experience with Egyptian version had been almost to nil and perhaps after reading this I can say I feel like reading a bit on them
However, Zoe Calo's novel deals, as the blurb shows, with the feline Goddesses. It's the story of Trinity, an orphan left at the doorstep of a nunnery with only an ...more
I really had no idea what to expect from this book going in. To be honest, my hopes weren't very high. I was chosen to receive this book for free in return for an honest review. I was a bit skeptical because I could see that it was self-published and only available as an eBook... usually a sign of not very good quality writing (I know, that's extremely biased and unfair... but the advent of digital publishing makes it too easy for any random person to ...more
Daughter of the Sun is filled with action and adventure.
With a combination of Egyptian mythology and cultism Daughter of the Sun is a captivating read.
A page turner that will keep the reader engaged and turning the pages to the end.
The series promises to be great!
I received a complimentary copy from Author Assistant.
What to expect in the book: references to Egyptian cults in modern day (think ancient, so like before 4th c. BC Egyptian mythology? pre-Ptolemaic Egypt, before Egyptian gods had certain Greek counterparts because of Hellenization). ...more
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.
"Blood moon. I’d been mesmerized, as if its eerie splendor had spoken to me in an ancient, alien language. I hadn't been able to understand it, but I’d felt faint by its allure."
Do you know that feeling when you get drawn to a book... put on a path of destiny to pick up a book that just calls to you, well that is exactly what happened when I stumbled upon this jewel. Ironically since the book is all about destiny and fate. I have always enjoyed a great story that has deep roots in...more
I have read mythology based fantasy books but it was always Greek or similar ones. This is the first book I have read about Egyptian mythology and times like this makes me realise that sometimes I kind of get closed minded about reading. After finishing this book, I have made the decision to further my reading habits in the hitherto unexplored mythology genres.
Now moving on to the book, I was literally reeled in with the promise of ...more
This book starts off painfully slow. Trinity was mildly interesting and the cats were a lovely addition, so I trudged on in the hopes it would get better. I was nearly halfway through the book before it stopped being a boring YA Romance and turned into a fantasy story. This shift happened around page 150, and if I’d read chapter one and then skipped to that point, I don’t think I would ...more
Author: Zoe Kalo
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Mythology
Thoughts: Wow…..just wow! I actually had a book hangover after this one. So many twists and turns, my head was spinning (but in a good way). Other than like 2 mysteries that I guessed correctly, almost every piece of the puzzle was a surprise. I absolutely love when that happens!! And the great news is that this isn’t a major cliffhanger but there are still so many questions ...more
What's Good: Egyptology. So much of the Urban Fantasy genre focuses primarily on Celtic, Norse and even Greek mythology it's almost like authors have forgotten the rest of the world- Africa, China, Mexico, etc- even exists.
The main character, Trinity, is likeable and easy to root for. Her struggles and confusion are organic and well-founded under the circumstances; one of a few nice touches by the author.
As the mysteries ...more
I want to go to this island - desparately!!!! Cats are everywhere, and the island takes care of them so well - to the point that dogs are illegal. Can you imagine how many purrs and head butts you could get there? But these ...more
But . . .
Somewhere around the 60% mark I noticed that I was into the story, and I had been for awhile.
All of the above remains true -- ...more
She’s had the ...more