The Chaos of Stars
Young Adult / March 18, 2017

Author: Kiersten White. Summary: 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. (Published Summary.) My Thoughts: The Chaos of Stars is a fun, light-hearted read for when you need something fluffy. There’s nothing amazingly inventive or new about the presence of Egyptian god/ess parents, but they do add humor. The thing you have to accept is that this is actually a story about Isadora making real friends, exploring her passion (interior design. How awesome is that?) and falling in love. There’s theoretically a save-the-world theme running behind the scenes, but it doesn’t really work; recurring nightmares through six-sevenths of a book, then an abrupt final bad-guy reveal and subsequent defeat, are not enough to make that an actual plot arc. Overall nothing special,…