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”
So this quote instantly got me when I found it on my tumblr dashboard over a year ago. I kept in my mind the title of the book and promised myself to find and read it. Late last month I googled for its epub file and finished reading it in 2 days.
The Chaos Of Stars features the not-so-ordinary love story of two teenagers whose roots are immortally mythical. Isadora, a mortal daughter of Osiris (Ancient Egyptian God of Afterlife) and Isis (Ancient Egyptian Goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility) moved to San Diego, California by the advise of her mother Isis due to the recurring bad dreams she kept on having involving Isadora. Isis thought it good to have Isadora away from Egypt not until she is through with her pregnancy. Upon moving to San Diego with his mortal brother, Isadora met Ry (Orion) who she instantly felt uncomfortable with. They eventually fell for each other and Isadora later on found out that Ry, on the other hand is a mortal son of Hephaestus (Greek God of blacksmith and stuffs) and Aphrodite (Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty). Together, they battle the evil forces surrounding Isadora’s family in Egypt and saving Isis’s life and the baby on its way.
This book to me is an easy read. It doesn’t complicate the mind with a lot of highfalutin words and phrases to depict characters, settings and scenarios. It is straight to the point a light read and a page-turner.
I liked how Isadora was described as a rebel and a baby at the same time. When she found out that she is not gonna spend eternity with her parents (knowing that she is not a Goddess, not like her other brothers that are also Egyptian Gods), she rebelled against her parents, most especially against her Mom. I liked how this tone in the book calls out to a lot of daughters in the world (including me) and how Isis represents the ever so unconditional love of a Mother.
As a contender to the many Young Adult Fictions in the market nowadays, The Chaos of Stars still has a lot to prove. It is lacking in depth in its story and characters are poorly structured. If only a bit of complications in the characters and conflicts in the story line were heightened, it could have helped the book’s ratings. It could easily go head to head with the latest best-seller if the story is a bit more complex and engaging.
While I loved its simplicity and straightforwardness, I long for the depth I often find in most books I read and adore. Maybe if Kiersten White will come up with a sequel for a book or two, it might spark some attention among the readers. In general, I’d rate it 3 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to teenage girls that are looking for a light read that is perfect for Summer Break and stuffs. It is written for anyone who’s about to start a journey with books and reading.