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The Chaos of Stars

White, Kiersten (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Sixteen-year-old Isadora, the mortal daughter of Isis and Osiris, is sick of being in the middle of family drama so she jumps at the chance to leave Egypt and start a new life in San Diego with her brother.
Authors: White, Kiersten
Title: The chaos of stars
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Isadora, the mortal daughter of Isis and Osiris, is sick of being in the middle of family drama so she jumps at the chance to leave Egypt and start a new life in San Diego with her brother.
ISBN: 0062135929
9780062135926
Statement of Responsibility: Kiersten White
Subject Headings: San Diego (Calif.) Fiction Immortality Fiction Family problems Fiction Isis (Egyptian deity) Fiction Goddesses Fiction Gods Fiction Mythology, Egyptian Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Immortality
Family problems
Isis (Egyptian deity)
Goddesses
Gods
Mythology, Egyptian
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012038129
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16-yr-old Isadora, the mortal daughter of Isis and Osiris, is sick of being in the middle of family drama so she jumps at the chance to leave Egypt and start a new life in San Diego with her brother.


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The characters are well written especially the main who is (thankfully) different than typically ones as long as you're not taking the the predictable 'falling for that perfect guy' thing into account. Her mysterious dreams were a great lead up full of mystery and intrigue and wondering if it's a monster that will bring ill will etc. and then...what actually happens is so dull. It's a great lead up filled with interesting characters, a cute peculiar friendship/romance, and then when you get to the climax and the character has to engage in it you're left thinking 'that's it..?'. But it's an enjoyable story nevertheless. Though the incorporation of the Egyptian mythology was nicely done, a better climax/problem would've been great. Oh well.

3 stars

A great twist on Egyptian mythology. I liked the concept but the story was very predictable.

Dec 16, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is kind of hilarious in it's own way. The set up is so perfectly templated that you can basically predict the ending one or two chapters in - and then the fun is watching everything happen like you think it's going to. As usual, Kiersten writes some engaging characters, and that's the only thing saving this story from complete mediocrity.

A unique take on the modern mythology take. A quick, breezy read with a fast plot that you won't want to put down. Funny, romantic and realistic. Loved it.

For the record, there is also an ebook edition.

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