by: Kiersten White
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 will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its soltitude. I will be the desert.”For those who didn't read my review of Illusions of Fate (by the same author), you will not understand how much I loved this book. There's nothing that connect both of them, but the writting in both books is so gorgeous that I simple fell in love with it. It wasn't on purpose nor intentional, I simply fell in love in how good Kiersten White writes. I loved Illusions of Fate, but this book will be the one lucky book that in a near future will re-read. The book was that good.
"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."The story follows Isadora's life and family, which is not a common one. She is basically the daughter of two egyptian gods, Isis and Osiris. If you do not know anything about that mythology, don't worry its explained very simple to understand between chapters. Isadora's is very annoyed of her family after "understanding" everything they do. Meaning the remembering, having mortal childs, the betrayals and even murders. After some weird and dark dreams of her mother, Isis, Isadora took the chance to fly to San Diego with her brother to try to forget all that madness, but darkness follow her. She vowed not to care, not to love someone, but when Ry gets in the middle with those perfect blue eyes, who can say no? Certainly, Isadora was one of them... at the beginning. But darkness is out there and will drag her and her family without her noticing. Will she discover the dark plan? Will she fall in love with this mysterious boy with perfect blue eyes? This is Chaos and its written in the Stars.
“I get that you're scared and that you've been hurt. But doing what is easy and safe is no way to live, and a life without passion and love is so far beneath what you deserve.”I loved everything about the book, from the beginning to the end. The characters, the story, the mythology (which was new and intering for me), the scenes and the best part was the quotes. This book have so many good quotes that when I get a real hardcopy of the book I will mark it all. My favorite character was hands down Ry, because no matter what Isadora did or thought, he was always there for her even if she didn't want to. Plus he is so gorgeous, mysterious and such a gentleman, its the perfect combination.
“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.”If you want to read something different, this is your pick. It has romance, comedy, tragedy (a little), history (the mythology) and fantasy everywhere you read. I think that the book itself is magic. If you like how I thought, read the book and you will certainly love it. Having a wicked godly family isn't that bad after all, because guess what... like it or not they will be there forever even after you die.
“I can't seem to keep my heart from leaking out of the cracks, like sand clutched in a fist.”