Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Book Description: 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 picked up this book anticipating an action packed novel. And while it wasn’t, I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. The book was more focused on a young girl – born and raised by gods – finding herself in a normal world rather than the usual action/adventure that is found in fantasy novels. I enjoyed reading how Isadora found herself and found love through the help of friends and Ry. Seeing Isadora change and realize that she already had the love she wanted through the novel was heart-warming. This novel felt more like a contemporary/realistic fiction except the protagonist just happened to be the child of Osiris and Isis. Completely natural…
The Chaos of Stars was a sweet and quick read. It may not appeal to many people, however, but if you’re looking for a light love filled novel to get over a book hangover or to pass the time then I say to give this book a try.
My Rating: ★★★★