Review: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Pages: 288
Published: 09.10.13
Acquired: Edelweiss

Goodreads Rating: 3.60
My Rating: 3.5



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'sUnearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there's no place like home.


This is another e-arc that I have had for since last year. But since one of my blogging resolutions is to get through atleast 100 arcs that I have recieved from Netgalley and Edelweiss. I decided to pick this one up because it was very different from any premise that I have ever read. As I am always looking for originality and something that would catch and keep my attention. At the same time I was worried about starting this, due to the fact that some reviewers whose opinions I usually agree with  had given this book was negative comments. But alas as I am my own person, I chose to put those comments behind and give this book a chance. 

The story is about a young girl whose parents happent to be Egyptian Gods who are immortal. Since her parents are immortal Isadora had always believed that she too would live forever. When she finds out that, she will eventually die she starts holding an unfounded grudge against her parents, specially her mother. 

Isadora's mother Isis, starts seeing dreams about danger attacked their home, and as a precaution decides it would be best to send Isadora to live with her brother is San Diego. Isadora is extremly happy, since she has been wanting to leave her family in Egypt for a long time. 

Things are not exactly what she planned for them to be once she gets to San Diego, as her unknowing to Isadora, her brother is married with a baby on the way. Isadora a tad bit spoiled has an issue with sharing her brother's affection. To top it off, her mother has set her up with a job at the local museum where she will be overseeing the set up of a new exhibit based on artifacts that her mother will be sending over. 

As she starts school she becomes befriends a girl named Tyler who introduces her to a boy named Ry. Isadora finds herself immediately attracted to Ry, but is scared to allow herself to fall for him, as she feels that love is pointless since it can not be forever. 

In addition to her social life Isadora still continues to have bad dreams, and they all end up the same: with her mother disapearing. As time goes on and she starts to realize that her perceptions of her mother has been wrong. She realizes that she most stop who or what ever is threatening her family. When the threat comes to San Diego and threatens Isadora, her friends specially Ry will come to her rescue. But there is more to Ry than Isadora knows. Will they be able to save Isadora's family? Will Isadora accept Ry's true background or will the knowledge keep them apart?

I have to admit that I too, like other reviewers struggled with Isadora's immaturity and selfishness. But I was happy to see her evolve and mature over time. The story is was kept me engaged to continue reading. I remember when I only had 80 pages to go saying to my friend Patricia, that OMG there is only 80 pages let, but thre are so many unanswered questions. But Kiersten White did a great job typing everything up in those last 80 pages. All in all, yes this book does have its issues, but if you get past them you will find a story that is very enjoyable. 


  1. My only question is, does it start slow? I have heard some mixed reviews on this one, but it sounded good to me. BUT, I am the type that if it doesn't capture me in the first three chapters I won't finish. I don't know if I can wait till the last 80 pages...

    1. I wouldn't personally say that the book started slow, however, the main character is not too likeable in the beginning, but the plot was interesting to me, so it was enough to keep me going :)


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