Thursday, April 24, 2014

REVIEW: THE CHAOS OF STARS BY KIERSTEN WHITE.

Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Edition: Paperback
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 288
Source: Finished copy provided by the Publisher
Category: Romance, Mythology
Trailer: Not applicable.

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Synopsis:

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.

Being dazzled by such a gorgeous cover has always been my issue. I usually grab books randomly based on covers and this book is on of those instance. When I saw it being raved on by book bloggers from Twitter and Instagram, it didn't take a lot of effort for me to anticipate it. And I was so tempted to buy my hardcover copy at one point but thankfully, I didn't yet. HaperCollins sent me a finished paperback copy for review, and after months, here I am, struggling so bad coming up with a decent review.

The Chaos of Stars is my fourth White novel. I loved Paranormalcy and Mind Games and enjoyed Supernaturally. This is my first meh review and I am deeply disappointed with this. I was so stoked about her new Egyptian Mythology story but I think, the only good thing about this is the cover. I mean, I seriously did not enjoy anything at all. Nothing. White's take on Egyptian Mythology would have been revitalizing only if there weren't loopholes in it. I don't understand how can a child of pure-blooded Gods can be mortal and honestly, what is the plot? Was it how to design the museum?

Again, I was drowned by the raging waves of insta-love. Sigh. I will never be a fan of it because it doesn't happen in reality. Too bad though that the book oozed with left and right insta-love. I can only shake my head so much.

I couldn't find the right or decent words to express how disappointed I am with The Chaos of Stars hence the short (shortest I've written I think) review. I am giving another star though for effort and originality.

Thank you ever so much HaperCollins for the review copy!

"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."
"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."

2 comments:

  1. It's too bad that you were disappointed with this since the cover looks really good. Thanks for the honest review! :)

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    1. Thanks as alwyas, Kayla! I loved her Mind Games tho.

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