[Book Tour] Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo


Welcome!! I'm so happy to be apart of the Daughter of the Sun tour! I received my review copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of the tour! 


Book details:

Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo
(Cult of the Cat, #1)
Publication date: May 1st 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult


Synopsis:

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.


Review:

Daughter of the Sun was quite unique. There is a lot of Egyptian mythology and cats, which I enjoyed a lot. The history was wonderfully woven through the story and didn’t slow me down. The god and goddess are explained in short detail but are important to the overall context of the story. Zoe Kalo has done a wonderful job in a debut novel. The pacing was perfect and there was a direction in the novel that was faced past. 

The only question I have is that is Trinity really a reincarnation of an Egyptian Goddess? This concept is unique. This book is a coming of age and Trinity must navigate her way through her new purpose. 


I only had a problem with Seth and Trinity’s relationship. I didn’t feel anything there but the romance was not the driving force of Daughter of the Sun. I found this book very unique and rare in the world of YA.

Overall I would give this book 4 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️





AUTHOR BIO:

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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4 comments:

  1. Egyptian mythology is soooo interesting and it sounds like this is written well. It's nice to know that you enjoyed this! Great review! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. It is very interesting. I wish more authors used Egyptian mythology within their novels. Thank you so much :)

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  2. Great review, Sabrina! This sounds like a fun read! :)

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    1. Daughter of the Sun is very enjoyable! :)

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