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Natti moves from England to South California, USA. And she's not a very happy girl since she never wanted to make the move. But her father had no choice after Natti's grandmother passed away.
They end up in a town that ironically likes the Egyptian culture. There's even a pyramid. Egyptian stuff is what the father wanted to get away from, but somehow they can't avoid it. But it's too late, they have arrived and they can't do anything about it.
Natti has Egyptian roots even though she was from England. She doesn't know much about her background since her mother died when she was four years old. Her grandmother didn't tell her much. But she doesn't think much about it until strange things happens.
She meets a boy who is somehow able to charm girls, all girls, at her new school. But when he tries to charm her, she has an searing headache and he appears confused. It's obvious that he thought he could charm her, but couldn't. So she thinks that there's something wrong about him. But what is he?
As the book unfolds, you will see her Egyptian ancestry come through and explain everything. And it isn't good, especially when the boy's father is bent on possessing her and wanting to make her his wife.
You'll find out why as you read along. But I really loved this series. I couldn't get enough of it. The relationship between Natti and the boy, Seth, is incredibly hot and full of conflicts. I love that Natti tells him off. She's no weak female that's for sure.
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, mythology connecting the pieces of the story, and finding secret behind necklace and forbidden love with bone chilling nail-biting thrill. The book is narrated by two main characters- Natti and Seth. I liked to read this book through their POV.
Natti was having hard time in shifting to totally unknown city with Egyptian buildings and culture from which she was trying run away because it reminds her of her maternal heritage that had taken life of her mother and grandmother. Moreover it was the city of Sons of Set (God of Chaos), bunch of chaotic rich people and their brats and one of them was our second main character Seth. So you see where this is going? Let me tell you about characters in detail and what I thought about them.
In this book there were more antagonists than good characters and so less to like about characters. Good characters were Natti’s father and her friends at Setemple High school. I liked Wanda. She didn’t have that big side character role but I think there was a hint she might have big role in next books of the series. Oh later I came to know she was blogger too. Nice, right?
Natti– She was good throughout the book. Smart and beautiful and walking lie detector. She even knew how to take care of herself in wild parties. At some point she started to show her typical heroine side which was annoying at some point but overall she was good. Her father was cool. I liked him right from the first chapter but he had very less role to play.
Seth– our second main character. Ahh! He was one complicated character of the book whom I couldn’t understand until certain point. I couldn’t decide whether to consider him protagonist and antagonist! Because most of the time I just wanted to punch him on the face. His friends were no better. His character development was good and I could understand him much better as I progressed in the book. At the end I don’t blame him as the antagonist was his own father and he was brought up as Son of Set.
Antagonists– They gave tough time to our poor Natti. Of course what they did was highly unacceptable but as antagonist they were brilliant and created real chaos in the book.
And final, my most favorite character of the book. Natti’s cat– Bestet. After reading Rick Riorden’s Kane Chronicle, I thought I will see this cat converting in this book too, but alas! Nothing like that happened. Anyway, that cat was smartest and coolest in the book. I so loved it.
What I Liked-
I liked first half of the book about all the college stuff Natti’s new-school-girl struggle with jerk on her tail all the time (Yeah, I’m looking at you Seth). Oh and there was mention of ‘The Great Gatsby’. I haven’t read that book but watched movie last month so I knew the story and I liked reading the facts about author in this book. Conversation between characters was logical, realistic and not typical YA type or just meh.
Two main things were best in the book and I will give all stars for. First and obvious, mythology. Second, tight tense grip of the book.
The concept and mythology was amazing. At around 40% of the book I got to read the famous story of Isis, Osiris and Set. I loved reading this story, the narration of it was very captivating. I remembered half of that story and rest I recalled after reading it. What I didn’t knew was the later part of this myth that came during climax. I got all answers I needed at that point and it was mesmerizing.
There was lot of tightness in the book right from the beginning. The death of grandmother, coming to unknown, meeting son of Set and falling in love with him was enough to keep me on the edge all the time. The gifts of the antagonist made them so powerful and the things they did with those powers, the rituals they performed in temple was creepy and then worshiping Set made the darkness within them even more horrible. I was constantly worried for Natti.
I knew from first few chapters where this story was going and I could guess what might happen. And I was right for most of the things. The only thing I didn’t know was ‘how’ and ‘when’ those thing will happen in the book. Discovering how author will write those turning points was fun and thrilling in the book.
I will separate ‘twist and turns’ phrase for this book. There was definitely turns but no okay, one twists. The story was pretty predictable till climax. The climax was the only thing that surprised me and events after that till the end. Even though, story was predictable I just enjoyed the book.
Why I didn't give full stars-
First thing that came in my mind was, why no hieroglyphic pictures and their meaning!! What fun is there when you’re reading Egyptian mythology and there is no hieroglyphs pictured in that!! I would have loved to see those graphics along with text.
Second – Characters specially Natti. I was literally yelling at her at few point when she started acting so typical naïve heroine. Even though she knew she should not fall for him, she did exactly the same thing. Isn’t this very common and so typical in this type of story!
And cover. It’s not that intimidating. The cover of the book Natti’s father was writing was more interesting than this.
I have this one question. It’s not really possible they just by chance came to city of Sons of Set. Somebody might have done this intentionally (yeah, my detective mind is working). So let’s see if that’s true or not in the next book of the series ‘Son of Set’. I’m going to read all the books of this series.
Overall, interesting mythical stories, thrilling forbidden romance and scary chaotic antagonists. Just perfect. Oh and super-fast rocket speed book. I surely recommend this book to those who would love read this type of story.
Most recent customer reviews
It was good. You have two POVs, from the main characters and just in a few scenes you will read from others character's POVs.Read more
-The mythology. I have always loved stories based in realistic world mythology—Greek is my all time favorite, but Egyptian is a close second.Read more