Thursday, 12 June 2014

Book Review: Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2) by Kelsey Ketch



So I know my review is a little late but OH MY GOODNESS... this book is worth it! I reviewed book 1 on Monday and totally fell in love with this series... 

Series: Descendants of Isis #2
Publication Date: 02 May 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Source: Dark World Books (In exchange for an honest Review)
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: 292 pages



Overview:

“. . . 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*

Official Trilogy Book Trailer




Previous Review: 
Daughter of Isis (#1)
*Please note:There might be spoilers for book 1 in this review I will try my best to avoid them*
This book was AMAZING.... It was so good I have already tweeted to find out when the final book, The Name of RA, is going to be released. This book has everything in it: friendship, love, loyalty, heart-break, adventure, puzzles, challenges and so much more. 

Characters & Storyline: 5/5
Son of Set picks up right where Daughter of Isis ended. You dive right into Seth and Natti being on the run - things are tense and there are so many unanswered questions floating around. 

Seth and Natti are stuck with each other. Seth realises over the course of the story exactly what he feels for Natti and Natti is trying to figure out what is going on, what she feels and if it is real or just Seth's charm swirling around in her head and heart. 

I really felt like we got a lot more from Natti this time round. Things are tense between her and Seth, which keeps it exciting! Kelsey tugs at your heart strings at every step of this journey and you cannot help but fall in love with these characters every step of the way. 

Seth is such an amazing swoon-worth character that he deserves his own little segment... He has grown so much and has sacrificed more than we realise initially! He stole my heart in this book and I think Kelsey has a few secrets and twists up her sleeve. 

Natti is an amazing character! I connected with her so easily and loved her from the beginning. She is reasonable, reliable and honest. Natti really starts coming into her 'role' from about half way through the book and I cannot wait to see where this goes in 'The Name of Ra'. 

Plot, Pace, Writing style: 5/5  
The plot is intense and the pace is perfect. Kelsey has an easy writing style that just sucks you in at every turn. I can definitely see and appreciate how much hard work and research went into this series. Kelsey has such a beautiful way of weaving the Egyptian mythology theme with the modern day storyline. Kelsey throws in so many great twists that keep you on the edge of your seat!

The ending... wow... it had me going: YES FINALLY! 


Cover talk: 5/5 
I love the covers in this series. The cover models are exactly how I picture Seth & Natti. Hmm wonder who will be on the next cover... both of them?

Final Thoughts: 
This is an awesome series and has definitely made my list of top reads for 2014 so far. If you love Egyptian Mythology and adventure.. Get this series now!!!

My Rating:


Books in the series:





Author Bio:
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 CafĂ© 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.

Author Links: Goodreads l Website l twitter




Love

Chanzie


21 comments:

  1. Oh this is now on my wishlist AND I feel a strong urge to watch Stargate (just because you know Egyptian Gods and their Spawn)

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    1. He he he I know what you mean!! I would totally get this on audio if it gets released :) I can just hear Natti's british accent!

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  2. I want to read this series!!! I do love mythology, so I'm adding it now to goodreads so I won't forget to check them later. I "met" Kelsey at #k8chat (she was a host one day) and she's super nice and knows a lot about the book industry. Can't wait to see how she writes! :)

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  3. The plot was intense, huh! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! I love this world, and I can't wait for more... Mine is up late Friday!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. It was sooo intense.. There were a few part where I was like "No Seth.. Why???" I am so glad he did come to his senses and kick some butt too. Loved your review too Naomi :) Sigh so how long until The Name of Ra comes out....

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  4. WOOT! I'm so happy this second instalment worked such amazingly well for you, Chanzie! :D
    You'll be pleased to know that for my stop today I have Son of Set Playlist featured! I thought I'd give you a shout about that ;)

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    1. WooHoo!!! That playlist is awesome.. I need some of those songs now :) I hope you review this one soon Silvia...

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  5. I think these books look great, Chanzie. I'm glad book 2 rocked your socks off ;) Both of these books are already on my wishlist.

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. They are great.. no first or second book syndrome here.. just pure awesomeness :)

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  6. Better late than never, especially when the books are worthwhile reads. I would have never given this series a second look, but it seems to be popping up all over the blogosphere this week, so how can I resist?

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    1. Exactly how can you resist?? It's sign *wink* if it has been showing up everywhere.. if everyone thinks its good it must be worth a shot :)

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  7. New book for me to check out! :) Nice to meet you, Chene. I look forward to reading more of your reviews in the future!

    Isabelle @ Isabelle's Book Reviews

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    1. Yay! Nice to meet you too Isabelle :) Thanks for the visit!

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  8. It's so awesome when you love a series so much you set out to find when the next installment is coming out. I love that! I have Daughter of Isis and can't wait to read it. I love the cover - the model looks so strong and kick ass. There aren't a lot of Egyptian mythology books out there, which makes this series all the more enticing! Great review, Chanzie! :)

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    1. Ooooh I hope you read Daughter of Isis soon.. make a plan my friend :) It is totally worth it <3 I really hope you love it as much as I did.. wait I know you will *tee hee*

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  9. Hey Chene, here's the direct link since you said the other one didn't work. I hope this one does! :D

    http://fabulouslychicdesigns.blogspot.ca/2014/06/diy-customize-block-quotes.html

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    1. Thanks a mil Olivia :) I'll check it out!

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  10. I am excited to see such a strong review for book two, and the storyline sounds fantastic. I have book one on my list. You have me convinced I need to read these! Awesome review Chene!

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    1. Yay!! I have convinced the Reading Ninja of the Blogosphere to give this book a shot *happy dance* hope you enjoy it and soak it all up Kimba - I am sure you will love Seth <3

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  11. I'm so glad you loved this as well! I have both on my Kindle and I really look forward to reading this wonderful story! Make sure you drop by my blog on Thursday for a double character interview, I promise it's going to be fun! :)

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