Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat – 1) by Zoe Kalo
(Excerpt from Goodreads) 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 has the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learnign 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.
Trinity has spent her life in an orphanage run by strict nuns. But then she learns that she is the granddaughter to wealthy Margaret Wilford. But happiness doesn’t last long when Margaret passes away. Then Trinity starts feeling changes, she is not a plain girl, she has power and needs to learn how to use them, to learn her place in the Egyptian Gods and to fight against evil.
I have always loved mythology stories but have not really spent much time with them. Daughter of the Sun revolves around Egyptian mythology which sucked me in right away. I loved the quick descriptions of the gods and goddesses. It was enough information without dragging the story down. I did like Seth as a love interest but that part I liked the most was that it was not a major theme in the story, just the beginning of something.
I really liked this story, there was mystery, action, and just the right amount of romance. I loved all the Egyptian mythology. This is a great story and I will definitely be looking for the next book.
I received Daughter of the Sun for free from Reading Addiction Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.