Question: What happens when you’re the human daughter of two gods? And you just realized that you will never be immortal? Answer: The biggest form of teenage rebellion that has ever transpired.
Isadora is the daughter of two powerful gods and she has just found out the shocking truth that the only reason that they had her was so that way there would still be someone that believed in them. She will never be immortal and in her eyes she’s temporary. She hates her parents for doing this to her and refuses to do anything that they say – and you thought you had issues with your parents when you were a teenager. Sheesh. Her mother announces that she is pregnant with another child and that Isadora will help her with the birth…until Isadora’s half-brother Anubis shows up uninvited to the house and Isis realizes that her dreams of danger might be coming true.
So Isadora is sent to live with her brother Sirius in San Diego until her mother gives birth. This is exactly the freedom that Isadora has always craved, but she doesn’t really realize what she is getting into – she hasn’t been around a lot of humans ever. But shockingly she makes quick friends with Tyler, her boyfriend Scott, and their other friend Ry – who might I say sounds exactly like Darien Shields from Sailor Moon?? AHHH. While she’s readjusting to her new life, she has to deal with some weird occurrences. Someone breaks into her house and someone also tries to rob a delivery of relics that her mother sent over to display at the local museum.
At first, I didn’t like this book, I was too confused trying to figure out what exactly was going on with Isadora and the gods that were her parents. I know a lot – mostly thanks to Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series – about Greek gods, but Egyptian gods sort of go above my head. Once I had a general gist of the storyline it was easy to get swept away by Isadora’s story. She was angry and rebellious and basically everything I wanted to be at that age. After she gets used to Ry and just being friend with him, their dialogue scenes were fantastic and had me cracking up. Such as this one:
“No writing? Your muse isn’t speaking to you?”
“She rarely does. International call charges and what not. Besides which, she’s flighty and nearly impossible to understand. And she says I always misinterpret her intentions.”
That’s definitely one way to describe working with a muse.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. This is the fourth novel I’ve read by Kiersten White and each one is just fantastic. I can’t wait to read more by her!
Bookshelf worthy? Just for the cover art and the page design alone, definitely.