by Kiersten White
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: Sept 10 2013
Genre: Young Adult
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Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.
Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.
Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.
My Review: Love this book! I loved Kiersten's Paranormalcy series, so I just had to read this. When I started the book, I was questioning if I would finish it. The start was slow for me, then it picked up. When the middle came, certain scenes bored me a little. Though it was only about 3 or 4 scenes. Other than that, I loved the book. The book kept my interest and the ending was SO GOOD.
Isadora is Egyptian who thinks she will live forever. One day she realizes her room is to be her tomb. Only her parent's are immortal. Her mother has power and is immortal, and was the one to make her husband immortal by bringing him back from the dead. Isis has healing powers and the god of childbirth, and her husband is the king of the dead. How strong is her power? Well she got the TRUE name of the sun god. That is something you tell NO ONE. Now with the name she can give Horus power and ability to take over.
Isadora doesn't feel like she fits in anymore. When she was younger she had a good relationship with them. Days by the Nile with her mother, and visiting her dad in the other world, where sometimes she sees souls coming through and being judged. Because if your soul is good, you move on. If your soul isn't true, it gets eaten by this chick with an alligator mouth. Those where the good days.
Now Isadora is older and just likes being on her own, because she thinks, she ins't loved enough, because she will die. Though all things die, at some point. Right now things are okay at the house, until one day her mother brings up two things, that Isadora is not pleased about. Her mother is having a baby in two months, and brings up dreams and how they are powerful and can mean things.
Well Isadora is having dreams, but won't say anything about them. Eventually it leads to Isadora being sent to her brothers place in San Diego for her safety. At her arrival she finds out her brother is married and that his wife is also expecting a baby within two months or so. Yep, Isadora is just having a blast right now.
After settling into the house, she is told that she has a job at the museum. Her mother arranged this and is having her watch over the exhibit that she is sending over. Isadora isn't happy about, though eventually she learns to love it. She makes good friends, ends up falling for a guy who just happens to have parents who are also gods. Though won't say what kind. Just when she thinks everything is going good, Anubis shows up and ruins everything. He basically reveals a plan that he and someone are going to hurt her mother.
Well what to do but go and save her! I'll keep the ending to myself and have you all figure it out for yourself. I really enjoyed the ending! It was all very intense and very addicting!