Monthly Archives: June 2017
I discovered this book, Daughter of the Sun: Cult of the Cat by Zoe Kalo on Goodreads. Someone posted a note in of the book groups asking if anyone would like to do a review.
Normally, I don’t read books on Kindle. It always seems like it would be convenient but I like real books. This is the first book that I’ve ever finished on the Kindle App so it must have been decent.
The main character, Trinity, is an orphan who discovers that she has a grandmother. She spends quite a bit of time learning about her family history, which has been kept a secret from her. It is like pulling teeth to get anyone to tell her anything about . . . well, anything.
She moves to an island filled with cats. It seems like a dream come true. However, Trinity has to do some major investigating to find answers. She also says, “I want answers,” on every other page. That’s an exaggeration but she does say it too much.
Overall, the book held my interest. Part of the story involves Egyptian myths about Bastet, who is generally referred to as a cat goddess. Her original title was “lioness warrior goddess of the sun.” If that phrase was on a shirt, I would totally buy it.
There is also a romantic love interest. I read another review that said the love story wasn’t necessary but I believe that it plays an important part of the story. I can’t tell you why because it would give away too much.
If you’re interested in Egyptian mythology, cats and mysteries then you will enjoy “Daughter of the Sun: Cult of the Cat.”
*This Review is a part of the Blogger Outreach Program by b00k r3vi3w Tours.
The Crane Wives, a quartet from Grand Rapids, Michigan, remind me that there is still really great acoustic rock bands out there. In the past, I listened to a lot of acoustic music. (Hellooooo Lilith Fair, I miss you so much.)
The Crane Wives are close enough to where I live that it’s possible to catch a live show.
The album, Foxlore, was released in 2016. They write their own music. It comes from an honest place. In fact, their bio on Facebook says that their interests are, “Creating honest music and sharing it as much as possible.” I believe them.
Their music is like Indie- Pop-Rock, sort of like Jewel but more upbeat. They use three part harmony and acoustic instruments in most of their songs. I love all of their songs, but “Curses” and “The Ghost” are my personal favorite.
Kate Pillsbury and Emilee Petersmark are the lead singers. They both play the guitar too. Bassist Ben Zito and percussionist / vocalist Dan Rickabus round out the band line up.