Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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.


About the Author
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.
Connect with Zoe Kalo on the web: www.ZoeKalo.com / Facebook / Twitter




Alas I can only give it 3 Cult of the Cat Stars.

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 homework in the research department and the overall plot line is original and unique.

My expectations of this book when I started reading it were null. This exceeded my expectations but there were also things that bothered me. The first part of the book was engaging and sucked you in. Between the 60 % - 80% mark it slowed down a bit and got somewhat tedious.

All in all this book is good. Now I know that there is no age limit to reading YA and YA fantasy is better than pure YA but I feel as if I might be about ten years *cough* maybe fifteen years *cough* to old for this. Ah the joys of being a teenager I do not miss it at all.

One thing that bothered me? That the Mummy that was on the loose wasn't found.

I can't predict if I will read the second book in the series 'The Red Linen' it does sound interesting from the sneak peak of book two that I read.






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