Friday, May 30, 2014
Friday Feature: Son of Set by Kelsey Ketch (Review)
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.
It's rare that I like a sequel more than book one, but I did with this one. Son of Set grabbed me from the start and didn't let go. There was plenty of action and emotion throughout. The dynamic between Seth and Natti was amazing in this book. I love them together. And the twists that Ketch throws in…just wow! I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I don't want to give any spoilers, which is tough because I want to gush about so many things. I'll just say that I didn't see one particular twist coming, but it was genius. It's one of those things that when I read it, I could see all the things from the previous book just fall into place. It made sense, which was awesome because I hate when you come to find out something and there were no clues planted along the way. This was done so well because it was such an "OMG! I didn't see that but I totally get it now!" moment for me.
If you haven't started this series yet, you should.
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