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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  8,961 ratings  ·  1,413 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Holly Depends what you are looking for. It's a light, quick read. As other reviewers have said, it's more about teen angst than about mythology.…moreDepends what you are looking for. It's a light, quick read. As other reviewers have said, it's more about teen angst than about mythology.(less)
Alayna So I did some research for a sequel and I went on her twitter. (@kierstenwhite) In her bio it says that she is releasing 7 new books but didn't specif…moreSo I did some research for a sequel and I went on her twitter. (@kierstenwhite) In her bio it says that she is releasing 7 new books but didn't specify what they were about. So I would keep an eye out for that(less)

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Emily May

DNF. I read about a quarter of it and my feelings went something like: boring, boring, boring, offensive, boring, boring... ooh, look, my cat!

Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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The Accused: The Chaos of Stars' cast, writing, plotting

The Offense(s): Criminal waste of time, cover fraud, squandering a great premise, using cliches and juvenile writing

The Prosecution: Jessie, a disappointed reader

Opening Argument: Ladies and gentleman, I present to you a blurb that promises Egyptian gods, a creative new take for young adult supernatural fiction, and an interesting plot. The Chaos of Stars delivers Egyptian gods, sure
Aj the Ravenous Reader

“But yes, love as cancer holds up quite well. Something that grows inside of you against your will and without your consent, slowly taking over more and more vital parts until it kills you.”

Well that was surprisingly enjoyable, funny, romantic and yes, super cheesy. The beautiful cover doesn’t quite match the preceding descriptions. I thought this was going to be a serious, epic fantasy book derived from Egyptian mythology but I’m very amused at the comic almost silly take on these suppose
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Actual rating: 2.5
I don’t need a new person to suddenly spring up under my skin and push out who I was, who I’ve already decided to be. Those feelings have no place in my life and I will not let myself be a fool in love, with love, let it take over and destroy me.
It would be so easy for me to list what I disliked about this book, and rant about what a little bitch Isadora is and how much I hated her, but it's not so simple as that. You will get no arguments from me that our main cha
Mar 31, 2013 marked it as dnf
Shelves: fantasy, mythology
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I wanted to enjoy The Chaos Of The Stars, I really did. I loved the description and cover for this book but I can't bear to read any more of this drivel. I'm DNFing at 20% for my own sake because this book makes me want to pull out my hair.

Isadora is by far the worst protagonist I've ever read about. Compared to Isadora, Bella Swan is practically literary genius.

Yes Isadora is that bad of a MC. She made we want to cringe and roll my eyes on every single page. She is c
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy of this book.
3.5 stars

Here on Goodreads you'll see some fairly low ratings for this book, but I don't think they're necessarily deserved. I actually thought this one was pretty entertaining.
Don't go into it expecting it to be an epic journey into mythological Egypt. No, it's more of a story about growing up and realizing that just because your parents aren't perfect, doesn't mean they don't love you.

The older I (and my children) get, th
I kept a rigorous set of journals from the ages of 12 to 15. I wrote in them almost every day - I even got my friends to contribute little conversations when we sat together in class or hung out together. I tried going through them one day sometime last year, only to discover how terribly juvenile they all were, but hey, I was a tween!

Reading The Chaos of Stars felt somewhat like rereading those old diaries. Difference is, Isadora was a full 5 years my senior at the time of writing those diaries
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, e-arc
Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviews

I am hugely disappointed by The Chaos of Stars , mainly because I'm a HUGE fan of Egyptian mythology. But the book really fell flat for me. Let me break it down for you:

Isadora, human daughter of Egyptian gods, hates her family because she feels like they use her to generate worship so that they won't die.
Isadora moves to San Diego.
Isadora becomes addicted to sugar and Coke (Coca Cola.. not like... cocaine).
Isadora works at
Feb 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
as the human daughter of Egyptian gods.........Egyptian gods.....Egyptian
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This book is reminiscent of Rick Riordan's series on mythology, but unlike his, it's a stand-alone. That in itself is pretty refreshing, considering how everyone is writing series, trilogies, etc. It's so nice to pick up and read a book and actually have the story end with the final page. ^_^

I'm a fan of mythologies, so I loved the concept of following the Egyptians gods/goddesses and their offspring, with the setting being the modern world. I love the idea of them existing/navigating our time p
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Clearly the gods of beautiful covers feel very benevolent towards Kiersten White. Her Mind Games cover is simply gorgeous, but this one is even better because it’s actually connected to the story. I love the night sky and all those stunning stars…

Okay, moving on to more important matters now.

When I first learned what The Chaos of Stars was about, I was afraid the pitiful sum of my knowledge on Egyptian mythology would cause me to do this book injustice. But instead of making me feel like the id
Nasty Lady MJ
Jun 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: That Clifford the Big Red Dog Freak who Complained about me Being Too Loud
Recommended to Nasty Lady MJ by: Myself I'm a Egypt Fan Girl
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Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Harper Teen/ Edelweiss this has not affected my opinion of this book. I am also not a book archeologist or am claiming to be a doctor of any kind even though I have a JD which is technically a doctorate most people don't call me doctor unless they're my aunt.

From the Diaries of Dr. MJ---book archeologist: in LucasFilm's set for Ancient Egypt (hey, I need something more dramatic than my storage unit)

I made a strange discovery today
Stephanie (Bookfever)
First of all, I apologize for the extremely long review but I had so much to say! I hope it doesn't scare people off. *-*

I got this book really early from the lovely people at Edelweiss and HarperTeen. So thank you!
I couldn't believe it at first actually because I hadn't known about this book for very long. I saw it on Goodreads only the week before and my eyes almost fell out of their sockets because of the gorgeous cover (I might even buy the print book once it comes out because I love the cov
Mar 02, 2013 marked it as to-read-maybe
I will only--and I mean only--be reading this one if it receives four stars or higher from trusted friends of mine.

Rest assured I won't be holding my breath--nor would I release it having not known I was holding it, which is something White's characters seem to have an annoying habit of doing.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I started off not liking the story, but I think I warmed up to the characters starting the 2nd half.

Here are some of my thoughts:
• The plot in general was a bit rocky at times. I think there could have been just a bit more depth. And don’t get me wrong b/c I love the mythology aspect. I think it is more the combining mythology with the modern – it could have gone smoother and could have been more well-rounded. Here is this child of the gods going to San Diego, making friends, working a job, and
I can't tell if I had a migraine before, while, or after reading this book. Either way my head is killing me and I'm trying to figure out who I hate more or less than Isadora.

The Chaos of Stars was chaotic AF. Isadora was so god damn annoying that I wanted to punch myself for picking this book up. She was an angry, bratty, and a stubborn girl. Even though she has some character growth throughout the book.. I still hated the bitch. God, I would rather reread the whole Twilight series THEN watch a
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was very funny, witty & a wonderful roller coaster read. The main character was a lot like me so I really connected to her. I learned a lot about the Egyptian gods & I really enjoyed reading about their powers & specialties. I'd love to see more of these characters. I like the love interest & that the romance wasn't instalove.
I recommend this to everyone.
I do love me some good mythology and I also love me some Kiersten White. And in my mission to read everything by her, I came across this book that I bought awhile ago but never sat down and read. This was a really quick read and it was fun.

Isadora just wants to live her own life free from her family's shadow. But that's really hard to do when you're the daughter of Gods. But when her mother becomes pregnant (again) and starts to have visions of a growing darkness, Isadora gets her wish and moves
Entertaining but forgettable. This book focuses more on the romance and angst rather than the Egyptian mythology. It is better off as a contemporary than a retelling in my opinion.
Overall, it was an okay read!
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Great book filled with mythology, humor, romance, and adventure.

Opening Sentence: When I was a little girl, I still believed I was part of the world’s secret magic.

The Review:

Isadora is your average 16 year old girl except for the fact that her parents are Egyptian gods. Her mother is Isis the goddess of motherhood and her father is Osiris god of the underworld. Even though her parents are immortal Isadora is not. Isadora grew up thinking she w
kazually ♡
Dec 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
dnf at page 32

i'm so confused at what this writing style and plotline is.


So what do you do when your mother, Isis is THE goddess of life and your father, Osiris, is THE god of death? As a sixteen year old, Isadora wants nothing more than for her parents that she literally worships, to pay attention to her. She also has epic family issues that make a soap opera look like child's play. Her aunt slept with her father and she has a half-brother, Anubis, who is all evil from that union. Her oldest broth
Ally (AllyEmReads)
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
That was pretty enjoyable to be completely honest, despite having ten thousand different YA tropes. I always enjoy finding more books based on ancient mythologies, and it made me laugh to see the Egyptian gods represented in this way (I feel like if they were around today, they’d probably turn the author into dust for portraying them in such blasphemy). Not my favorite mythology book of all time, but I appreciate it for what it is.
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, youngadult
So nice to see the Egyptian gods getting some play! A fun story, and White's writing is excellent: you felt like you were touching and smelling and tasting everything Isadora was. I am not a romancy person, and this is a very romantic book, but I enjoyed it despite myself.

nick (the infinite limits of love)

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog.

Although Kiersten White's previous novel, Mind Games, did not work for me at all, I still decided to give The Chaos of Stars a try because it has a stunning title, a gorgeous cover and a background brimming with potential. While the book started off with a lot of promise, it failed to live up to the maximum potential because of flaws in the characterization and the world-building.

The Chaos of Stars' main character, Isadora was not my favorite main char
♠ Tabi⁷₈⁷ ♠
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
So when I first heard that Kiersten White came out with a new book, of course I was excited! And then to find out that it was about Egyptian mythology? And then when I saw that cover??

I must say, I did fall in love with this book pretty much right in the beginning. I've read alllll the reviews that have given this so much hate, and while I can understand people's points and issues, they're also kinda missing the point of stories. The characters are going to be flawed. No one's perfect, so please
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
This was not a bad story, just not what I was expected. It was a great lesson in Egyptian mythology
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
*Genre* YA Fantasy
*Rating* 3

*My Thoughts*

The Chaos of the Stars is a standalone novel by Kiersten White, the author of the Paranormalcy trilogy and as well as the Mind Games duology. The story is told in the first POV by 16 year old Isadora, human daughter to Isis, the goddess of motherhood and Osiris, god of the underworld, who just wants to be relevant and not treated like she doesn’t really matter.

After having had a plethora of feels for Mind Games when it was released last year, The Chaos of
shady boots
Dec 26, 2011 rated it liked it

I understand completely why so many people DNF'd this book or gave it low ratings, because Kiersten White's writing style may be quite annoying for some people. But, being a fan of her Paranormalcy books, I never minded her writing style because I thought it had a very distinct teenage-girl-ness to it, and it just added to the fluffy tone of the type of books she tends to write. There is still a smidgen of that fluffiness and charm that White's previous series had in this book, but . . . I d
I've said many, many times before that I think Kiersten White is a good funk-breaker author. I look forward to her stories, especially when I have a lot on my plate, because I know I'll tear through them, they'll keep me entertained, and they'll jumpstart a good reading kick. They just get me in the zone; she has this quality to her writing that draws you along and makes you keep turning pages - even when it's flawed, it goes down like candy.

But surprisingly, The Chaos of Star
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Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.

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