First off, I love that cover, it’s beautiful!
Now, for a synopsis borrowed, as usual, from Goodreads, original here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578305-the-chaos-of-stars):
“Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.
Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.
Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.”
This book, at first, reminded me of the Percy Jackson books. Both deal with mythology (one Greek and the other Egyptian), and the main character in both books are children of gods. However, while Percy has some godly powers, Isadora has none (Okay, she has the gift of tongues, but considering that she is the daughter of two Egyptian gods, I was expecting her to be a little less ordinary). Isadora has some struggles with the fact that her parents are gods, as well as her brother, and she is mortal, which I understand. Granted, her parents didn’t deal with it in a manner I’d call adequate, and that makes a big difference, as it is made clear toward the end. Because she doesn’t deal well with the fact that she is mortal, Isadora, at times, acts like a brat, which is a bit annoying at points.
As for her eventual love interest, Ry, he has a secret, but it was quite obvious for me what the secret was. But I didn’t quite get to see the aftermath I was hoping to see (Egyptians and Greeks apprently don’t mix well, you see).
As for the plot, it moved at a glacial pace. At points, I thought this book was more about getting to know the characters than actually having something big happening. Even then, when the big thing finally happened, I wasn’t that impressed with the way it was done. It just felt too easily resolved and we don’t really see the consequences of it.
It was, all in all, an okay read, nothing to write home about. There were some nice dialogues, but that’s it.
Rating: 3 out of 5