21 June, 2017

#BookReview :: Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat #1) by Zoe Kalo

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. 

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Trinity was born on a solar eclipse and left at an orphanage door with nothing but a mysterious papyrus to her name. She is then raised by the nuns in a quiet countryside till she discovers that her grandmother is alive and living on an island. At sixteen she is shipped off to live with her grandmother on an island of the cats. Unfortunately, the reunion did not last long as her grandmother dies and she is left to fend for herself while discovering her own truth.

Trinity as a character is quite loveable. Growing up in an orphanage by the nuns, she is sheltered and naïve, but only to a point. As she is thrown into an adventure of her own, she learns to ask the right questions and look out for herself. Her temper is the only thing standing in her way. Seth on the other hand is just as loveable because he is hot and sweet. There is a plethora of other characters in the book, some of who played an important part but there were a couple without whom the plot would still go on. The starting of the book is a bit slow as the author builds up the world and the character, but few chapters into the book the pace picks up and maintains a steady flow. 

What I loved most about the book is how it weaves in Egyptian Mythology. I have read a lot of Indian and Greek mythology, but this is only the second book I have read on Egyptian Mythology. The author does a beautiful job with it too. Though this book mainly deals with the Feline Goddess, I couldn’t help but feel curious about the rest of the Gods. I will surely look up more about it. The language used is easy but in no way simple. It was another highlight of the book.

Overall, this book was a complete entertainer and I cannot wait for the second book in the series.

Review Copy received from the Author

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