{Review+Giveaway} Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo @zoekalowriter

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{Review+Giveaway} Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo @zoekalowriter

{Review+Giveaway} Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo @zoekalowriterDaughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo
Pages: 330
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on April 1, 2016
Series: Cult of the Cat #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, mythology
Source: ecopy from Author

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.

YA ReviewMy Thoughts

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. I just love learning about Egyptian history and imagining magic swirling around in the events. Zoe Kalo does an excellent job embodying the time period too. It was my favorite aspect of Daughter of the Sun.

I love a good mystery, so when the main character Trinity has a torn piece of Papyrus and a mysterious ring leading her on an Egyptian journey, I was instantly excited. Once I started reading, I thought the book took a little bit of time to gain momentum, and the writing flt a bit young to me, (I would recommend it to the younger side of young adult readers), I will admit I was a bit wary. But I would have been very wrong. Once this book gets going, it is so much fun. I loved the historical elements woven into the story and I loved all the Egyptian mythology. If you are a big romance fan, be forewarned that there is not much of that in this story, and the little that there is smacks of insta love. The romance has the potential to grow on me, but I wasn’t really feeling it in Daughter of the Sun. Luckily, that part of the story kind of fades into background. It wasn’t what I was looking for in this particular read, so it didn’t really bother me.

Bottom line: Daughter of the Sun is geared towards a younger audience, and I think it is a great book to expose some younger teens to Egyptian mythology. They will dig this fun adventure. It is a good start to what looked like it will be an action packed, and fun series. If you are looking for a romance, I might pass on this one. Or at least wait until the second book to see if it grows into something more.


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About Zoe Kalo

A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…

A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.

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24 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo @zoekalowriter”

  1. danielle hammelef

    I think I will really enjoy reading this book. I am very interested in Egyptian mythology so this sounds exciting to me. Love the cover!

  2. Nancy Burgess

    Sounds very interesting and a good read. Thanks for the review.

  3. Victoria

    Thanks for sharing your review, I’m looking forward to checking it out!

  4. Angelica Dimeo

    I love Mythology it is fun i even took a class in highschool about Mythology

  5. Rachel

    Great review! The books sounds like it would be interesting. I love Egyptian mythology, so this sounds like something to try.

  6. Laurajj

    Oh this book sounds so interesting! I cannot wait to read and see what happens and what she finds out!

  7. Mary Preston

    Any story that dips into Egyptian mythology is a must read for me.

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