Oct 31, 2013
Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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.
The Chaos of Stars was very different from what I was expecting. It wasn’t the typical kind of book I’ve come to expect from Kiersten White. It was funny at times, but not sassy in the way that some of her other books have been
Isadora was a different kind of character. She wasn’t damaged, sweet, tough, or kind. Isadora was just herself, and she had an amazing blend of all the traits but there wasn’t one trait that defined her. I liked Isadora and understood her feelings, even as I began to understand that she was being childish. She had been brought up to think she had forever, but in the end she gets what all of us do.
The best part of this book wasn’t the love story between Ry and Isadora, but rather her entire family dynamics. Don’t get me wrong I loved Ry and Isadora together, and I thought he was so good for her, but in the end her family was what made this book for me.
Kiersten White did a fantastic job of taking a mythology and creating real characters out of it. Isis felt like a mothering deity, but with an edge of being fallible just like a human. Osiris’s calm demeanor led Isadora to think he didn’t care but it was more just that he saw the end of all things and knew there was nothing to be frightened of.
I also wished that we had more time with Isadora’s Egyptian family. While the book was wonderful in it’s current form, I do wish it was longer or had a sequel. I loved the book, but I want so much more of these characters!
I loved the overall plot, and I had figured out the whodunnit but there was the one twist that I didn’t end up seeing. I do like that in a book when it can still take me by surprise. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. It had creativity and a character who was just herself.
4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
Find Kiersten White online:
Buy The Chaos of Stars online:
Happy Reading Everyone!