Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com
This is a prequel of Douglas Clegg's HARROW books, which I didn't realize until after I read the book. ISIS is a novella, being only 113 pages long, but it's quite amazing.
It is the story of Iris and her brother, Harvey. They grow up together in a very dysfunctional family - before there were even any such things as dysfunctional families. Iris's father takes off; her mother is depressed and is an alcoholic. She has an older brother who she never sees and twin brothers. One is very selfish and the other is very kind, and that one is Harvey.
Iris and Harvey are fascinated with the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris. The story is a take off of that. When Harvey dies saving Iris, she defies all to get him back.
I enjoyed this short book but have to admit that I needed to read it during the day because it scared me. It doesn't have much gore or violence, but the way it is written is much scarier. I highly recommend this short slip of a book.