The Chaos Of Stars

Paperback | September 9, 2014

byKiersten White

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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. 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.

Isadora's family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you're the human daughter of the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of her immortal relatives and their ancient mythological drama, 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.

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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. Blending Ally Carter's humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand's Unearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes rea...

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Isadora's family is seriously screwed up.Of course, when you're the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that comes with the territory.Isadora's divine relatives can barely remember her name. After all, they're immortal—and she isn't. Isadora's sick of living a life where she's only worthy of a passing glance, and when she's offered the ch...

Kiersten White is theNew York Timesbestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy,The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillersMind GamesandPerfect Lies. She has neither magic nor a pet bird, but wants both. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062135872

ISBN - 13:9780062135872

Customer Reviews of The Chaos Of Stars


Rated 2 out of 5 by from It didn't have mythology like I expected! I was expecting this huge mythological retelling of one of the Egyptian Gods of Goddesses, but it was set in modern times with our main character hiding her true identity from the world. Now I'm not very well versed in Egyptian mythology (except for Anubis) and I was psyched to read all about it. There was a bit of history and some stories being told but it wasn't all there. I felt like I was reading a contemporary mystery instead. And that mystery didn't start until the middle of the book. And if you know me, I get very bored with story lines being really slow. Wasn't a big fan of the romantic love that started too quickly and spiraled out of control. I had no idea why they were so interested in each other, and it felt too unrealistic. Unless you fall in love at first sight that is. Isadora is a likable character don't get me wrong, I just thought that her focusing on her relationships shouldn't have been the main priority. I did like that she wanted to make a name for herself with the exhibition that she was hosting. Though I did want her entire focus on that and not boys. Maybe that's just me being weird, but I did want more action to happen? It was boring at times, and I felt myself wanting to stop. I eventually forced myself to finish it, and it got better at the end. Even though the mystery wasn't that big of a reveal. Overall, I would skip this one unless you love romances as your main focus. There were hardly any mythology aspects at all, and that's probably the main reason I picked this up in the first place.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After I am such a sucker for all books mythology related - I just HAVE to read them to see what sort of spin the author has put on old myths. The Chaos of Stars was an interesting blend of old stories in a contemporary setting, but unfortunately it just didn't stand out enough to me. Reason to Read: 1. A short, fast-paced read: The story moves along very quickly, and it never felt like it got bogged down in mundane details. I easily breezed through The Chaos of Stars, and it was interesting enough to hold my attention until the end. The problem? For me, it was simply that there was nothing different or unique about The Chaos of Stars. It felt like so many other similar books I've read before - so even if I liked some of the characters, they merely felt like caricatures of others I like better than these ones. I had the exact same problem with the overall story (just too predictable), the relationship difficulties (whether it's between Isadora and her family or Isadora and her romantic interest), and even the romance. So yes, I chuckled at a couple parts. And I flew through this book. But when I finished it, I could tell this wasn't a story that would stand out in my memory. The characters and story were just too shallow for my liking, and they didn't feel nearly well-developed enough. There was so much potential here with the Egyptian gods, goddesses, and mythology but it just wasn't used. ARC received from HarperCollins Canada for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ... Egyptian books aren't my thing. This one was dull. I didn't enjoy it. The characters didn't have anything special in them and I just couldn't wait for something big to happen, but it never did. WHERE WAS THE GOODINESS? I just can't write a full-length review because I'm so upset.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Loved this book! A modern story about a teenage girl dealing with everyday familial and friendship problems, the only difference is her family is full of Gods. A great entertaining read for anyone with an interest in mythology.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great mythology This book is full of great mythology (mainly egyptian and some greek) and it's a great book for anyone who loves a great tale with a cool present-day spin.. I truly enjoyed this book and I love this author! 
Date published: 2014-02-04

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Editorial Reviews

“Eloquent in its mixing of Egyptology with the experience of being a teenager, Isadora’s story adds something unique to recent literary trends that blend the ancient world with the modern, and the character development, action-packed climax, intriguing family dynamics, and heartfelt romance will draw in fans of this genre.”