[eARC Review] The Chaos of Stars by Keirsten White

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Genre: YA, Mythology
Format:  Hardcover, 288 pages
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: eARC provided from publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for honest review

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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

I have a been a huge fan of Kiersten for a long time, since she started writing the Paranormacly series, and honestly there were other books I have read of hers that didn't really do it for me, like Mind Games, but when I saw that she digging into Egyptian Mythology I knew I needed to read it. And i am so glad that I did because I would have missed out on an incredible story.

I thought the premise for this story was amazingly original because it put a spin on a genre that has been many times over. Instead of their being a human trust into the middle of mythological characters, there is a girl who is fully aware of who her family is and the fact that they are immortal. What she doesn't understand is why she isn't. Isadora is a character that I love to read, because she is fiercely independent but still longs to be loved by her family. No matter how many times she tries to deny it, her family means everything to her and i loved reading that.

What would a YA novel be without a love interest right? And I really loved this, not only because he was adorable and cute, but because of what it meant for Isadora. She refused to believe that she felt anything for him when it fact it was the exact opposite and the reveal of their true identities was brilliant because it brought forth a story line that includes mystery and the unknown. Which I love and honestly I cannot wait to see where Keirsten goes next because the end of this book was amazing and I seriously hope that there is more in this world because there is more there, and I really hope I get to read it someday. This was a refreshing way of looking at Egyptian Mythology and if you love that type of thing, this book is definitely for you. It is dark and funny, with some amazing historical facts mixed in. Amazing.

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