Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Summary: 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 Thoughts: Two words: Loved it!
Do you need more? Yes? OK. Fine!
I read this because I really liked Kiersten White after reading Paranormalcy. And, of course, this sounded like a good read. Or at the very least rather interesting and unique.
For starters, the cover is gorgeous. I’m sure this picture – and the ARC I’m looking at – don’t do it justice! This is one that I am willing to bet would be worth owning simply because it’ll be GORGEOUS. Can’t wait to see!
Characters: Love them! (Yes, I know, you want more …) Isadora is an awesome, absolutely awesome. She’s got spunk, heart, and smarts. She made me laugh and made me feel for her. And, honestly, occasionally shake my fist at her – but not too often. Why? Ry. He’s awesome. Too perfect to be true? Perhaps. Book boyfriend material? Perhaps. Awesome for Isadora? You bet! And he knows just how to handle her, too. It was fun watching them.
So, the story itself, interesting, but mildly predictable. It was no surprise to me who was behind it all, although the intricacies were different. That’s one thing I liked a lot about this book. It’s very unique. I love the use of Egyptian gods and goddesses, rather than the all-too-often-invoked Greek and/or Roman gods and goddesses. It was nice to have a change of scenery – and to learn something I didn’t know along the way.
If you liked Paranormalcy, definitely check out The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White. Here we have another spunky, lovable main character; another unique and intriguing plot; and a book (both inside and out) that is likely going to be a work of art. If you appreciate gorgeous books, make sure not to pass this up. If you like a good story, well – duh! – definitely give this one a read.
Source: Received through Around the World Tours for review.
Read It: The Chaos of Stars is scheduled for release around September 1o, 2013. You can pre-order your own copy HERE. (This is a Book Depository link, and purchase through this link will result in my receiving a small commission at no cost to you. Your support is appreciated!)
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