Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Review-- The Chaos of Stars

I finished reading The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White last night.

From Goodreads:

Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, is back with The Chaos of Stars—an enchanting novel set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love and the eternally complicated truth about family.

Isadora's family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you're the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy relatives who think she's only worthy of a passing glance—so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . . and Isadora quickly learns there's no such thing as a clean break from family.

Blending Ally Carter's humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand's Unearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there's no place like home.

I've always loved mythology and even took a class on Greek mythology in college.  But the history in this book confused me.  I guess because I'm not familiar with Egyptian mythology.  But I kept getting the gods confused and their stories confused.  Each chapter started with a mini story about Isadora's family and I couldn't keep it straight.

Other than that, I enjoyed this book.  I liked the Godess aspect.  And Isadora was funny.  I liked how she didn't know all the little things that teens these days do.  And I liked how spunky she was (although I wish she wasn't quite so angry in some parts).  I also really liked Ry.  I had a feeling there was going to be a twist at the end and it was going to be one of two things.  I was right and I'm so glad which one it was!  

Overall, I'm glad I got to read another book by Kiersten White.  Whenever I'm reading her books, they read like I'm talking to a friend.  And that's always a good thing.

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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