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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

10 thoughts on “The Chaos of Stars

  1. says:

    DNF I read about a quarter of it and my feelings went something like boring, boring, boring, offensive, boring, boring ooh, look, my cat

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    Read This Review More Like It On Ageless Pages Reviews The Accused The Chaos of Stars cast, writing, plottingThe Offense s Criminal waste of time, cover fraud, squandering a great premise, using cliches and juvenile writingThe Prosecution Jessie, a disappointed readerOpening Argument Ladies and gentleman, I present to you a blurb that promises Egyptian gods, a creative new take for young adult supernatural fiction, and an interesting plot The Chaos of Stars delivers Egyptian gods, sure but shallow, lifeless representations of them Instead of a new, fresh plot, the same old tropes and themes are trotted out to the reader s exasperation It is a boring affair full of instalove, a cheesy romance, and lackluster execution.Exhibit A Isadora s lack of personality Surliness and self absorption do not a character make She doesn t even qualify for antihero status She s boring, she s immature, judgmental, and impossible to care about If it doesn t directly concern Isadora herself, she is uninterested It s hard to stomach such a badly written character.Exhibit B The Chaos of Stars uses the same theme so many other young adult novels fall prey too magical girl, who is beyond gorgeous of course must wrestle with familial expectations while trying to figure out what she wants from life If you re going to use the Egyptian gods as your main characters, make use of them Don t make them fade into the background until it s too late.Exhibit C The writing It s juvenile It s unpolished There s no subtlety, no depth or any real emotion evoked in the nearly 300 pages of the book You can skim the last 50ish pages and miss nothing That is not good There should be ethos, pathos, building tension, a dramatic conflict There is sadly none of that to be found here.Exhibit D The plot Where was it for most of the book Your guess is as good as mine and I read the damn thing For the most part, White focuses on a romance with an impossibly gorgeous Greek boy who is than he seems to be think about that for than two minutes and you will have figured out a twist and who is in love with Isadora becausewell who knows.Closing Argument I was disappointed by this book from the beginning For so much potential, the premise is neglected and the execution is lackluster The characters are one dimensional AND unlikeable or wooden, and the conclusion lacks emotion.Verdict Do not waste your time It s not worth it, and you re honestly not missing anything by skipping this Don t be lured in by that cover, or the promise of something original There s none of that to be found in The Chaos of Stars.

  3. says:

    But yes, love as cancer holds up quite well Something that grows inside of you against your will and without your consent, slowly taking over and vital parts until it kills you Well that was surprisingly enjoyable, funny, romantic and yes, super cheesy The beautiful cover doesn t quite match the preceding descriptions I thought this was going to be a serious, epic fantasy book derived from Egyptian mythology but I m very amused at the comic almost silly take on these supposedly intimidating Egyptian gods and their stories Admittedly, I wasn t very encouraged at the Goodreads average rating but in the first early chapters, I ve come across with Osiris reading a newspaper in Tagalog the first language of a quarter of the Filipinos population so I decided the book must be worth reading Lol The entire thing including the plot is entertaining It s something less critical readers would probably enjoy Aside from the childish repetitions in the writing, perhaps the downside to the novel is its length Being short and a standalone for a fantasy novel, there wasn t enough of the stuff we usually find in fantasies like concrete world building, sufficient background and stronger characterizations There isn t much depth to the plot either but as it is, it s a pleasurable, romantic but emphasis on cheesy read if you re up to something a little fantastical, a bit mythological, quirky, swoony and quick to read All these positive words, however, do not discount the fact that I m too annoyed at the prettiness of both the hero and heroine Of course there s a reason they re both so beautiful but still.

  4. says:

    Check out Scott Reads It I wanted to enjoy The Chaos Of The Stars, I really did I loved the description and cover for this book but I can t bear to read any of this drivel I m DNFing at 20% for my own sake because this book makes me want to pull out my hair Isadora is by far the worst protagonist I ve ever read about Compared to Isadora, Bella Swan is practically literary genius Yes Isadora is that bad of a MC She made we want to cringe and roll my eyes on every single page She is constantly feeling bad for herself because she s not immortal My parents brought me into the world to die They didn t love me enough to keep me forever they didn t even pretend like they did Every single page she s constantly nagging how she s not immortal and how no one loves her She should be happy her parents didn t disown her or kick her out because she s so irritating She s mad at her mom for having another kid but I don t blame Isadora s mom at all Seriously I would need another kid just to help keep me sane after dealing with Isadora Isadora always tries to be funny but she epically fails every single time No squealing babies sucking on my girls ever, thankyouverymuch God help any guy who wants to have kids with this girl Seriously, you would have to be pretty desperate to fall for her I really hope there s no romance in this book because no guy in the right mind would ever like Isadora I constantly had the urge to throw my kindle while reading this book Another annoying thing Isadora does is constantly calling her cousin Whore Us instead of Horus You re not funny, stop trying She also walks into an airport and says that she hopes that America isn t like this What She then says that America has no culture Thank you Isadora for being insensitive and ignorant She also seems to lack a brain and check out this intelligent statement she made Who knew that living in the real world included so many people I can t read this any because I feel like I m rapidly losing brain cells This book is absolute trash from what I read and I can t bear it any I can t comment on the plot because I only read 20% but there was also way too much info dumping The fourteenth, Osiris s penis, had been eaten by a fish Industrious and deterred, Isis just made him a new new one That magical penis went on to sire Horus, who carried on the good fight against Set and Chaos The magic penis I really don t understand the point of this pointless anecdote I really don t care at all but Osiris s penis and it s extremely irrelevant to the story I can t even wrap my mind around why Kiersten White decided to include this in The Chaos Of The Stars I can t torture myself any longer so I am dnfing The Chaos Of The Stars There is no chance I m going to waste my time continuing this book.

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    Actual rating 2.5 I don t need a new person to suddenly spring up under my skin and push out who I was, who I ve already decided to be Those feelings have no place in my life and I will not let myself be a fool in love, with love, let it take over and destroy me. It would be so easy for me to list what I disliked about this book, and rant about what a little bitch Isadora is and how much I hated her, but it s not so simple as that You will get no arguments from me that our main character is an easy character to hate, but I find myself empathizing with her often than not.Why Because she was me, at one point Because she could be your sister, your cousin, any one of a million teenaged girls out there, during those oh so troublesome teenage years That is why I cannot find myself detesting her completely, because really, is any teenaged girl ever so perfect I m sure they can be, I m sure there are plenty who are, but I know damn sure I wasn t one of them.The plot Isadora is the daughter of the goddess Isis and the god Osiris Despite being the daughter of ancient Egyptian gods, Isadora is mortal, she will grow old, she will die, she hates it There is not much she doesn t hate, actually She is resentful towards her parents, her brother, her own mortality when Isis announces that she is having another child, Isadora takes that as the final straw I feel a wave of bleak sadness, a desperate, gasping sort of terror This new life coming to our house forces me to face my own impermanence in a way I try to avoid at all costs I m replaceable Utterly, completely replaceable. Isis has been having dreams, of danger to come With her pregnancy, Isis is afraid that she won t be able to guard Isadora of any imminent danger, so she decides or rather, Isadora connives to send her daughter halfway around the world, to her brother Sirus in San Diego, California.I know that the United States is a relatively new country, but Isadora s opinion of it is pretty harsh America has no culture There s no weight of history, barely even centuries to pull on people You can be whoever and whatever you want, genealogy and history and religion as fleeting and unimportant as the latest trend in style that ll be gone as quickly as it came.America has no roots Nothing here lasts forever I ll fit right in. Once in San Diego, she is horrified at the prospect of yet ANOTHER inconvenient pregnancy, in this case, her brother s wife s incoming baby It s like all these babies are conspiring to pop out of the place to diminish Isadora s existence in the world It s damned selfish, these parents and their new babies and wanting to have them is so self centered, and selfish Isadora s also aghast at the fact that she has to work It s a pretty cozy job, working to organize her family s donated Edyptian artifacts at the local museum She meets new friends, a cute new boy with whom she is absolutely determined not to fall in love I think if I fell in love with someone, I d never be able to breathe, never be able to function because of the fear. Meanwhile, strange things are happening, her house is looted, she has strange, dark dreams What is the danger she has been dreaming about Does that last question sound terribly exciting, terrible dangerous, terribly intriguing That s because, as hard as I tried to make it sound exciting, this book really wasn t exhilarating at all The mystery took a side stage to the antics of Isadora and her teenaged rebellion, her exploration of San Diego and its beaches, her interior decorating skills, Isadora s enjoyment of her newfound freedom, which includes cutting her hair, dying it purple, and eating all the sugar she can stomach, and trying not to fall in love with Ry.The details of Egyptian myths were really well explained, but they felt so completely out of place with the rest of the novel It may be accurate, but it just didn t work well in terms of the plot This book worked better as a contemporary YA romance than as a Paranormal or an Urban Fantasy, as it is categorized The paranormal is so unnecessary and so light that I would rather classify this book in Magical Realism than anything else, because there is nothing grand or godly about this book and its characters, even the gods themselves I wasn t drawn in by the danger, because it was so sidelined and so briefly brushed over by Isadora s uncaring attitude, and when it finally happened, the climax just fell flat because it was unexpected and nonsensical.Isadora I didn t like her, but I can see where she was coming from I was a pretty hate filled teenager myself, so I can see a lot of myself in her I understood her feelings of hate towards her unborn sibling and niece, as an only child for years and years, I felt like my little sister was usurping my parents attention away from me Yes, it was selfish, yes, it s irrational to hate someone who s that tiny, who s not even born yet, but when you have been the focus of your parents for so long, it s understandable to project that hate and that anger onto something other than yourself I m not saying it was right, but I can empathize with Isadora s anger towards everyone involved.It s also really grating to hear Isadora s adamant insistent that she will never fall in love It s also understandably teenager Her cynicism, her fear of getting hurt, it s all understandable I m not trying to excuse Isadora at all, but there is a process of growing up It is scientific It is a process of growing up It is a mixture of brain chemistry, of hormones, of self realization, and Isadora just has not reached that stage of maturity yet, for most of the book But you know what Isadora grows up, she does so far too quickly for my liking, but she comes to realize that she is wrong, that her fixed opinions may be incorrect, that her parents are not as uncaring and selfish as she believes them to be, that maybe being hurt isn t a bad thing, that pain is momentary, and love is necessary in the long scheme that is a mortal life.The Romance There s insta love, but it didn t bother me so much, mostly because Isadora is so determined to suppress her feelings completely She sees this boy, who is inhumanly attractive, and he s not a bad guy Isadora comes to realize that she may be developing feelings for himand she runs away She makes it clear that she wants friendship only, and even if we feel her attraction for Ry, the potential teeth achingly sweetness of the situation is tempered by Isadora s bitterness in intently shooting his attempts at romance down I have to admit, Ry is pretty cute, even if he seriously needs to give Isadora some space I didn t fall in love with you I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we d choose anyway And I d choose you in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I d find you and I d choose you Great character development, not so good on plot.

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    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy of this book.3.5 starsHere on Goodreads you ll see some fairly low ratings for this book, but I don t think they re necessarily deserved I actually thought this one was pretty entertaining.However.Don t go into it expecting it to be an epic journey into mythological Egypt No, it s of a story about growing up and realizing that just because your parents aren t perfect, doesn t mean they don t love you.The older I and my children get, the I understand my own mother And by understand, I mean sympathize She had no idea what she was doing I don t mean that in a bad way, either If you have kids, you know what I m saying I mean, everyone knows the basics Feed them, take them to the doctor when they re sick, don t beat them, and don t sell them to strangers Easy, right Yeah Not so much Turns out there s a lot of gray area in thereI have this friend true story who told me she was going to get Purity Rings for her sons when they started middle school She was serious crickets chirping When it was time to have the talk with my boys, I Googled penis sores swollen testicles and clicked on Images Then I told them to think about that the next time they saw a pretty girl Ka Ching What I m trying to say, is that those are both equally idiotic ways to try to keep our boys from having sex before mom is ready for it Also, we both love our kids, but there isn t really a guidebook for how to do this whole parenting thing exactly right It s a fly by the seat of your pants kind of job, and there s no way to say or do everything perfectly But my way was better Admit it.Isadora has lived a sheltered life in Egypt with her family Now, her family is made up of Egyptian gods and goddesses, so it wasn t exactly a normal upbringing, but she had a happy childhood Until she found out that her parents hadn t bothered to make her immortal Nope She was gonna die just like everyone else Her father, being the ruler over death, had a nice tomb made up for her, though Screw getting a dumb pony My daddy got me my very own sarcophagus It also seems as though her mother only had her in order to keep from fading See, the gods only exist if they have people who worship and believe in them So every twenty years her mom has a baby, and Ta da a new worshiper is born Isadora comes to believe that she does this to basically ensure that there is always someone out there believing in her and the rest of her immortal family.The final straw for Isadora happens when her mother announces that she s pregnant She feels as though she s being replaced sooner than normal , and decides that she s done with her whole wonky family Especially her mother So when good old mom starts having dreams about something bad coming their way, Isadora see her chance for escape With the help of her aunt, she manages to convince her mother that it would be safer for her to go live with her brother in California for a little while Except her plans don t include coming back Ever.Once there, of course, she meets an awesome guy who thinks she hung the moon He s gorgeous, he s talented, and he s perfect for her Pssst He also has a cool secret, but I m not going to tell you what it isExcept she still can t get past the fact that she s going to die someday For some reason, she thinks that since her life will eventually end, then there s no point in falling in love I ll admit that was an odd focal point for all of the relationship drama, but I decided to just go with it You know, think of it as a metaphor for all of the psychological damage from childhood that we have to get over to become an adult Although, I find that most people who blame their childhood for the reason they can t function as a responsible adult are usually idiots looking for an excuse to behave badly.For example I know you ve heard this one , I can t be faithful to my spouse lover because my parents divorced when I was 10, and now I just can t fully commit to anyone sob.Huh For those first 10 years did they force you to live in a box and eat crickets or something No Ok, then Suck it up and move on.And that s the plot of Chaos of the Stars Oh, there s a bit of danger lurking in the background the dream stuff , but it isn t the main part of the story Don t expect much from it, and you won t be disappointed On the whole, I thought it was entertaining, quirky, and different enough to keep me interested.

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    I kept a rigorous set of journals from the ages of 12 to 15 I wrote in them almost every day I even got my friends to contribute little conversations when we sat together in class or hung out together I tried going through them one day sometime last year, only to discover how terribly juvenile they all were, but hey, I was a tween Reading The Chaos of Stars felt somewhat like rereading those old diaries Difference is, Isadora was a full 5 years my senior at the time of writing those diaries She still acts like a complete brat Her voice is barely tolerable I could give so many examples of her punch in the face worthy behaviour, but this one struck me as just completely ignorant I m glad to be here Thrilled America has no culture There s no weight of history, barely even centuries to pull on people You can be whoever and whatever you want, genealogy and history and religion as fleeting and unimportant as the latest trend in style that ll be gone as quickly as it came.America has no roots Nothing here lasts forever I ll fit right in. WOW Yeah, this was excruciating to finish At least it didn t take long Isadora has got to be one of the worst YA female protagonists I ve encountered in a while Then of course she falls for an amazingly gorgeous Greek boy with the bluest blue eyes one can blue in a blue moon guess who or what he really is Hint he s Greek facepalms The use of Egyptian mythology didn t wow me Kendare Blake s Antigoddess same release day, ho ho is a much better representation of interesting application of mythology to YA All in all, just strike this off your TBR list I quite liked Paranormalcy, thought the next two books were pretty crap, and haven t made it through 5 pages of Mind Games Maybe Kiersten White just isn t for me any.And yet another gorgeous cover ruins my expectations

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    Nose Graze Young Adult book reviewsI am hugely disappointed by The Chaos of Stars , mainly because I m a HUGE fan of Egyptian mythology But the book really fell flat for me Let me break it down for you Isadora, human daughter of Egyptian gods, hates her family because she feels like they use her to generate worship so that they won t die Isadora moves to San Diego Isadora becomes addicted to sugar and Coke Coca Cola. not like cocaine Isadora works at a museum and makes some friends there Isadora goes to American restaurants for the first time and enjoys the food Isadora does some interior design Isadora has bad dreams and ignores them Isadora tries her very best to not crush on a guy because Love is like cancer Isadora works on a display for the museum Isadora eats American food Isadora complains about how much her family sucks Isadora has bad dreams that she ignores Last 5% we finally get some conflict, which ends in 2 sentences Then, the story ends What I m trying to tell you is that nothing happens in The Chaos of Stars For 95% of the book there is no conflict whatsoever There s actually very little Egyptian mythology too Other than the history lesson info dumps at the beginning of each chapter which I ll explain later , the book reads like a contemporary book It s just about a girl moving to America, meeting friends, hating her family, not wanting to fall in love, working at a museum, and starting an interior design project.I will admit that I didn t hate The Chaos of Stars at the beginning But small annoyances started to really wear me down over time, and I finally realized that the book was lacking an interesting conflict. so, my enjoyment dropped significantly.First, every single chapter starts off with a description of Isadora s dream that night and then a 2 paragraph info dump about some Egyptian mythology I personally never like reading about dreams in books They re boring and ultimately I just don t care I didn t even need to read the dreams to understand the plot I get that she s having nightmares and that they re trying to tell her something bad is happening. I don t need to read 50 dreams to understand that And then the history lessons just felt like filler bits to remind us that we were reading a mythology book and not a contemporary romance I didn t feel like the bits of history actually contributed to the plot at all There are a few relevant points, but ultimately, it didn t feel that important and the relevant ones could have been presented in a much better way.Isadora was a painfully annoying main character For starters, her favourite word is Floods She uses it instead of things like, Oh my god or Holy crap or maybe Shit She says Floods instead I wasn t too irked by it at first, but after a while it really started to bug me But importantly, Isadora was just so bitter She hated her family and thought they were using her, so that made her bitter about life, love, and relationships in general Her outlook on life was, What s the point of falling in love if we all die eventually She even went as far as to compare attraction to cancer What is wrong with being attracted to someone It s a natural thing Yes, well, cancer is a natural thing, and we try our best to kill it You re comparing love to cancer I don t believe it The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten WhiteFinally, I just got so sick of her bitterness and nobody cares about me attitude.I m replaceable Utterly, completely replaceable The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten WhiteAnd then there s the whole thing with the dreams At the beginning, Isadora s mother told her to watch out for bad dreams because she thought something bad was going to happen So, naturally, Isadora has bad dreams, then DOESN T tell her mother about them because she s mad at her mother Of course, let s ignore a god, who obviously knows what she s talking about And obviously those dreams do lead to something bad happening.Overall I felt like every part of the book was predictable I knew something was going to happen with the dreams and I knew view spoiler that Ry was some kind of human child of a god as well hide spoiler

  9. says:

    as the human daughter of Egyptian godsEgyptian gods..Egyptian SOLD

  10. says:

    This book is reminiscent of Rick Riordan s series on mythology, but unlike his, it s a stand alone That in itself is pretty refreshing, considering how everyone is writing series, trilogies, etc It s so nice to pick up and read a book and actually have the story end with the final page _ I m a fan of mythologies, so I loved the concept of following the Egyptians gods goddesses and their offspring, with the setting being the modern world I love the idea of them existing navigating our time period It s amusing in many ways, but also gives a story so much history, so much expanse of time, taking the gods of old and bringing them through so many centuries to now I love history mythology so much So I of course loved that about this book.I thought the plot was pretty decent It flowed well, and took turns I wasn t entirely expecting, while some other points I did While I wouldn t say it s the most engrossing book I ve ever read, it kept my interest well enough and I never hit any boring points It was a quick read in a world of ideas I loved, so I was happy with it _ The characters were well done, our main character flawed, just as her parents are You can understand her pain bitterness, her past eating her up inside I can relate to that on some things So I think the part of this book I enjoyed the most was Isadora learning with the help of Ry Tyler how to let go and learn to live Not letting her past destroy her, but define her Learning to live in the moment, and hope for the future That can be such a hard lesson to learn sometimes, but it s beautiful when it happens And I just loved to see her growth in becoming a open, loving, strong woman And I just loved Ry, and his constant pushing until she found her way there My rating for this book gets and extra half star for Isadora s growth and forward progress towards living the life her parents wanted her to have So it s going to be a 3.5 stars from me