The Chaos of Stars

The Chaos of Stars

by Kiersten White
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The Chaos of Stars 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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062135889
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 60,390
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillers Mind Games and Perfect 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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The Chaos of Stars 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
The Chaos of Stars might sound like the usual mythology book, except it is egyptian mythology but is such an easy, breezy read with a great contemporary feel. I personally couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it very quickly. Usually in novels, I don't enjoy the various types of intros in the beginning of each chapter, whether it is a snippet of a poem, a quote, a flashback, or a short story within the actual story. However in The Chaos of Stars, the little intros introduce us and give us background information on all the egyptian gods. I personally never knew much about egyptian mythology, other than knowing who Isis is. However, The Chaos of Stars narrates little stories in such a fun way, through the voice of the main protagonist, Isadora, and you can't help but retain this information. When I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York this August, I went into the Egyptian section and it was such a fun experience since I knew about all the gods that were mentioned which were on the cards accompanying the artifacts and art pieces there. Going back to the novel, I think Isadora is a very unique female protagonist. She does have her insecurities with her family, since she is the offspring of two gods who have a child every 20 years just to keep the praying and glorification to them going. But other than that, I felt she was a very mature and independent girl. She never really had insecurities with her looks, guys, or 'finding herself'. After introductions for the novel, Isadora moves to California where she starts working at a museum as well as make friends and meet an intriguing boy *oh la la*. Yes, there is the egyptian mythology but it isn't suffocatingly only revolving around that. I personally loved all the characters. They were laid back, and the plot itself was great and I definitely recommend it to all YA readers.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept plot was not thick enough an unraveled easily. I would like see a sequal that elaborates more on the various God families. Good read and very quick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took me a bit to get into but then it took off. Loved the idea of this book....Egypt and Greece. Hopefully a sequell?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not necessarily on the nook, but on other websites this book is getting a lot of hate because Isadora REFUSES to love anyone, and she refuses to let herself b loved. But i like this book because of that. Ry tries so hard to get to Isadora, and i love that he tried so hard. I also love this book because it has Egyptian gods, not just greek gods which seem to be much more popular. (Nothung against percyackson, i like that series) definitiely five stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will not be able to put this books down. It's wonderful.
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Loved it
Kednra More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! I'm into Percy Jackson kinda books where you have a child who's parents are gods. And I think this book took a nice approach to the whole thing and it was nice knowing it wasn't going to be a copy PJ To be honest it does have a slow start. But all that really matters is that you make it to the last 50 some pages where the story kicks it into high gear and makes the story worth the wait! I loved the interaction between Isadora and Ry, it pulled at my heart strings even though at parts your just like kiss him already! I would very much recommend this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
super awesome book, loved the way it was written
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He shrugged. "Expect some kits," he mewed ads he slipped out.
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Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
A book featuring Egyptian and Greek gods is bound to jump the cue to the top of my reading list and The Chaos of Stars was no exception. The day when Isadora, daughter of two immortal Egyptian gods, realized that she wouldn't inherit her parents' immortality, was a pivotal point in her life. How could she form lasting relationships and commit herself to a romantic interest if she wasn't going to live forever?  The captivating beginning of this book ensnared me so thoroughly that I read through The Chaos of Stars in one day. If the start of the story was excellent, the rest of the book certainly didn't disappoint. There is a highly interesting, well-researched bit of history of the Egyptian gods in the beginning of each chapter.  Isadora’s dreams and visions of past events turning into darkness serves to crank up the suspense. Although Isadora is rebellious where anything to do with her mother, Isis, is concerned, she is by no means vindictive.  She has a deep desire to make friends, form permanent relationships and follow that tantalizing romantic possibility called Ry. Unfortunately, the knowledge that, unlike several of her siblings, she isn't immortal, keeps her from making a commitment. Geeky, stunningly good looking Ry, however, isn't about to let her slip through his fingers.  Although this book is a tale filled with action, suspense and a healthy dose of humor, it also looks deeply at some profound questions about life, living and mortality. The Chaos of Stars is a thrilling, suspenseful tale of tasteful romance, with a whole lot of wisdom and an ever present touch of humor. If the ancient gods and their confusing, often dysfunctional families, interest you, this book should be a must-read. (Ellen Fritz)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy reading this book but felt it might be better suited for teenagers.
EverAfterEsther More than 1 year ago
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.
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eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I liked the premise of this book, but, once I started reading it, I found the story to be less than engaging.
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AmyO122 More than 1 year ago
Mythology, sarcasm, adventure, romance, and good food... I'm not sure I could ask for more in a book!!  Oh wait, there's also the really flawed and broken main character that is figuring out who she is and what she wants from life.  And there's a swoony boy with dark hair and blue eyes, which everyone knows is my biggest weakness.  I've been a fan of Kiersten's from the day Paranormalcy was published. I thoroughly enjoyed that series. I was intrigued (and a little freaked out) by Mind Games. Which reminds me... I need that sequel soon!! But this book, this is Kiersten's best book so far!!  I've read a couple of reviews that said this book was hard to get into. I didn't have that problem but I can see that the first few chapters could be a bit difficult. There's a lot of background and character information to establish in those first few pages- don't give up, it will be worth it- I promise!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helped star up and asks maple if she has a clan?