Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White Review

"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."

Remember Rick Riordan's books about the Kane children and all of that? Well, Chaos of the Stars is slightly different. For instance, all of the family are actually Egyptian gods, who are related to Isadora.

The true difference between The Chaos of the Stars and The Kane Chronicles is that the godly form is different and the way the authors tell the story. For example, Kiersten White chooses to use more profanity than Rick Riordan. (Examples include "whore-us" among others. Parents, keep your young children away from this book.)

The Chaos of Stars is a rather short book, ranging from two hundred to the low three hundred pages. It's not that bad. 

Isadora's voice is actually pretty damn hilarious. Even though she complains about her family (cheating on everyone to incest to disgusting and gross information I rather not know), it's clear that she loves them and adores them, and she always says otherwise. Her true feelings appear towards the end of the book. (Great time for feelings!)

The plot is superb. I love how Isadora goes to chase everything and question her "divine heritage." The villain's plot is cunning and sly. With two bad guys and one of Isadora, how will she ever save her mother Isis? 

That brings us to Greek Boy, Orion. AKA the love interest of Isadora. Orion's parent's real name is Aphrodite and Hephaestus. Coincidence or not? Yep, Orion's real family is the Greek Gods of Greece who probably migrated to the US. Unfortunately that's a spoiler detail and I told you guys. Sorry. 

Rating: Four out of Five

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