29 May 2014

Title: Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2)
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Publisher: 292 Pages (May 2nd, 2014)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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Check out my review for: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1)
Synopsis: “. . . the Sons would never just let him go—alive.”

Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra.

Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.

*Note: Content for Upper YA*

Review: 3.5 Stars - Son of Set, the second book in the Descendants of Isis series by author Kelsey Kitch continues her unique story right where she left her characters and readers at the end of the first book.

Ketch doesn’t waste any time and jumps in head first with Seth and Natti’s story. The two were dealing with some serious consequences due to choices and actions from the first book and I was happy with the pacing of the story and where the author took her characters from one page to the next.

These two are dealing with even more and have a lot riding on staying alive and figuring out clues to keep them and some pretty huge secrets from falling into the wrong hands.

I liked this one more than the previous book. The characters felt stronger, yet the same. The story and plot felt more rounded and while there were hints of the issues I didn’t care for in the first book there wasn’t enough to affect the story for me this time around.

Seth’s character waffles back and forth about a decision and that felt a bit over done for me. Since it continued to happen repeatedly it didn’t sit right and I wanted to say he was crying wolf. The first time my mind and heart couldn’t take it. The second time I thought okay… this is it, my hearts going to break and then the third time I didn’t believe it. There were actually a few other things for him as a character that I wanted to scream at him about and I didn’t care for but it hit me suddenly that Seth doesn’t know any better and this is all new to him, just as so much is new to Natti.

Ketch continues to take readers on a ride laced with Egyptian lore she’s made her own in this refreshing story. She also continues to weave riddles and clues from the old world into her new world which has been a high selling point for me as a reader, which will yet again bring me back to find out what happens next for these two characters and the fight they are going to be up against next.

Fans of YA should who are on the lookout for something different should pick these books up and give them a try. There’s something to love for just about everyone. And while this is a YA title due to content I’d suggest this for older YA readers and adults. Enjoy!

About the Author: 

During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.

For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.

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  1. Very good insights - nice review :)

  2. I don't know how I've missed this series! I love anything having to do with Egypt. This cover is amazing and the books in the series sound awesome. Thanks for sharing your review.

  3. As you can see by my moniker (Hathor47) I am a big fan of all things Egyptian. I don't have s reader or kindle not even a laptop but I will find a way to read your books and start to learn more about you as an author. I'm excited! Congratulations


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