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Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Genre: YA Fantasy
EBN Category: A young adult book
Content Warning: Mild language and a few crude jokes
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 didn’t love this quite as much as White’s Paranormalcy series or Mind Games, but it was still pretty enjoyable. I liked the main character a lot and related to her on many levels. The cast of supporting characters was varied and well-done, and I enjoyed their friendship with Isadora. Ry, the love interest, was a bit too perfect for my taste and seemed really unrealistic, and his “big surprise” at the end wasn’t much of a surprise. But I liked the weaving of myth throughout the narrative and enjoyed watching the relationships between the characters evolve. The plot was well-paced, the writing was solid, and the climax was exciting. This was a fun, easy read.
Score: (3 / 5)