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[Book Review] - The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Title: The Chaos of Stars
   Series: Kiersten White
   Format: Hardcover
   Release Date: September 10th, 2013
   My Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0

     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.(

My Review:

    This book I read as an introduction into White's novels, but when I finished the book I wondered if there would be a better book to start of with. First I am a big greek and egyptian mythology, so I may not be the best person to judge this book. However, I feel I am fair in that I could have given this a higher rating for that fact. This book focuses on Isadora and her family, plus a love interest, and that gets the book into a fair bit of trouble.

     I love the concept of this book, it sounds so great and well unique. I was hoping to enjoy it, but Isadora is just so hard to relate to. She lives with Osiris, Anubis, Isis, etc. and is unhappy with it. Frankly the lifestyle she lives is rather less than attractive, so I can't blame her there, but at the same time to be so angsty and angry is just hard when she is able to move out. She does grow on you, and how she matures as the novel goes on is the brighter side to her character.

     The love interest was cute and at times rather cliche and hard to just get invested in. I want something more involved or realistic to be interested at all in it or it better be very well thought out and great to be a fantasy romance. In this case, it's just not thought out enough for me, and fell sort. The better part is the whole egyptian and greek mythology that's laced throughout the novel. The mythology is what kept this book afloat, and it was what got me to read further.

     While the mythology was okay, but it just doesn't make this book a favorite or anywhere close to something of that calibre. I was hoping it would be a great intro to Kiersten White, but frankly I am sure there's probably a better book out there that would fulfill that. However, if you are looking for a book that's quick and cute, this isn't bad for a good quick afternoon read. Just be warned, it's not the best book on the shelf, but it should give you that decent read for the afternoon.
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