Friday, September 6, 2013

Review: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Title: The Chaos of Stars

Author: Kiersten White

Publication date: September 10th 2013

Published by: HarperTeen

Source: The publishers via Edelweiss (thank you!!)

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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.

My rating: ★★★★★

I read Kiersten's Paranormacly a while ago, but I absolutely loved it! She is just a fantastic writer and I was very excited to read The Chaos of Stars because I am a HUGE fan of mythology! So this was a MUST read for me! And this book...LOVED it! It was just very beautifully written with amazing descriptions! I especially loved the museum bit.

So, I obviously loved the Egyptian mythology element to it, and I also loved this world Kiersten created--ancient gods in a modern world with a mortal child...can you say awesome?! Also, that surprising splash of the other type of mythology which I totally love? It was brilliant!! And I'm not giving you too many details about this because I know I'll end up spoiling everything since I tend to babble when I'm on the topic of mythology. But trust me when I say that it was a GREAT twist! I thought it was such a great incorporation!

And Ry...adored him! He was just so very sweet with that little touch of... confidence, as he called it ;) Loved him a bunch! And can I just say I KNEW IT! I knew where Ry came from and about his parentage! It was the little details about him and his parents that gave it away for me, so in the end when Isadora found out certain things about Ry I wasn't surprised...I just yelled I KNEW IT and threw my fist in the air :) Again, I loved this spin the author put on things. Turns out Isadora isn't alone in the world :)

Speaking of Isadora, I really liked her as well. She was a feisty little thing! She also did brood and sulk a lot, but seeing things from her POV, I thought it was very understandable.

Now, Tyler...I adored her! She was just so much fun to be around and such a likable character!

Overall, I thought it was a great story and Isadora's conflict of loving and letting herself be loved was very well developed and resolved. I really liked all the flashbacks and the straight up myths scattered throughout the book. They may seem like it's just dumping info on you but, really, they tied in really nicely with Isadora's present story! And that twisty ending? I did not see it coming! You think the evil person is this guy over here and then it turns out you were wrong! I LOVE being surprised like that! I was seriously slack-jawed because I did not suspect them at all!

And lastly, whether you are a mythology fan like me or not, it doesn't really matter! This sound like something you might want to read? Give it a shot without being afraid of being confused with all the mythology because Kiersten does a fantastic job explaining everything!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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