What's not fascinating about Egyptian Mythology? Amazing creatures, complex family trees - groves - whatever. Violence, seduction, double-cross, & heroism.
In Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo, the full drama of Egyptology is the backdrop for this fantasy, thriller, coming-of-age story. Book One of the Cult of the Cat Series, introduces us to plucky orphan, Trinity. We go with Trinity when she is reunited with her only living relative. On an island. Full of cats. Things get weird fast. First just "that was odd" kinda weird. Then "What? WHAT?!?" kinda weird. The story & characters pulled me into the book. The backstory was richly non-obtrusive. It's a fantasy, sure, but I never felt my credibility over-stretched. I give the book a 4 out of 5 & recommend it for advanced middle school & up.
Important note: I received a free advance copy of this book. All opinions & ratings are my own.