Title: Daughter of Isis
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Series: Descendants of Isis, #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Release Date: 10/26/13
Summary from Goodreads:
“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”
Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.
The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.
Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.
The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.
Character Interview: Natti
Today, we’re honored to get to know Natara Stone—Natti to her friends—one of the main protagonists of Daughter of Isis. Hey, Natti. How are you today?
NS: All right! Jolly good to be here.
Great having you with us. So, Natti, I understand you had just moved to Setemple, California recently. How are you settling in? What do you think of your new high school?
NS: Ah, okay, I guess. The town is kind of small. And I’m not completely comfortable with the whole Egyptian Temple themeat the school. It feels more like we moved to Cairo than toCalifornia, but hey, what can you expect when the school’smascot is a dead pharaoh? And I’ll give the town credit, they’ve got a lot of team spirit.
Is there anything you like/don't like about your new high school?
NS: Well, I like my classes, friends, and teachers. Despite the fact that everyone acts like I’m going to become one of Seth’s tarts any minute. Even Mandy, the head cheerleader and Seth’s “number one,” is giving me tips on how to . . . um, never mind, that’s a bit to private. *Blushes*
Ah, okay. So what was your first impression of Seth—really?
NS: He’s a bloody twit, that’s what. Sure, he’s definitelyhandsome—gorgeous eyes—and he’s a bloody good charmer. But he’s so arrogant! He thinks every girl should swoon at his feet.
How do American boys compare with their British counterparts?
NS: You mean, besides the obvious difference in accents and slang? Honestly, men are men.
What were your favorite things to do when you were living in London?
NS: Walking through Kensington Park with my dad, listening to Big Ben chime, and playing tennis at the Sutton Tennis Academy.
How long have you been playing tennis?
NS: Since I was seven. Though I’m not a pro, it’s definitely my sport. It’s where I feel the most natural.
What kind of novels do you read?
NS: All kinds of young-adult titles. Though I’m not as into paranormal as my friends, Jen and Wanda.
What is your favorite food?
NS: Mmm . . . Steak, mushroom, and ale pie. Love it! Especially when Dad makes it with a side of deep-fried chips. That and a stiff cuppa, and I’m in heaven.
If you had it to do all over again, would you move to the USA?
NS: Oo, I’m not sure at this point. Yeah, I’ve made some great friends. Even Seth has kind of gotten under my skin a little bit. But I really miss home. I miss London.
Well, that’s all the time we have. We really want to thank you for being here with us, Natti.
NS: Thank you for having me.
Readers, be sure to check out the rest of Natti’s story inDaughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) and follow where her adventure in California leads her.
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 Café 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.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
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