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The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White Review 7/31/14

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The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
September 10, 2013
HarperTeen
Hardcover, 277 pgs

What it’s about:

Life can be really challenging when you are the teenaged daughter of the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora has always struggled with the fact that she is a mortal in a family of immortals. Knowing that her family’s will live on, long after she is gone makes her feel unloved and unwanted. Life at home has always been tense, but now that Isis is expecting another baby, things have gotten even worse. When Isis suggests Isadora spend some time with her brother in San Francisco, she jumps at opportunity to finally have a more normal life. A girl can dream, but she soon discovers “normal life” is also full of drama. She also learns that it is impossible to outrun family conflicts.

Why you might like it:

It’s summer! Are you look for a not-so-serious, fun read? You might enjoy the light, romance-y nature of this one. Are you confused and intrigued by Egyptian mythology (I am! I mean, have you read those stories? So complicated)? White does a nice job of simplifying some of the more complex aspects of Egyptian mythology. It’s a great place to get a taste of the myths! Do you like witty banter? White is an expert at witty banter. If you like family drama, teen angst, a dreamy love interest, and a bit of supernatural danger, then you might want to check out The Chaos of Stars.

Want more like this?

For more Egyptian mythology try The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. There is also plenty of Greek mythology to choose from, as well. You might like The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter and Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. For a different type of retelling, check out Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay.

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My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) by Tellulah Darling Review

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My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1
April 1, 2013
Te Da Media
175 pgs

Before that fateful Halloween night Sophie Bloom was just an ordinary sixteen-year-old stuck in a boarding school by a cold-hearted mother. The mean yoga girls led by the evil Bethany were the bane of her existence, and her besties Hannah and Theo always had her back. All the ordinary disappears when Sophie hatches a plan to foil a secret tryst that Bethany arranged with a mystery guy. Disguised as the queen of mean Sophie sneaks off to meet to sabotage the rendezvous. Dreamy bad boy Kai wastes no time locking lips with “Bethany”. Big mistake. That epic kiss unlocks Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. What the what? Now her problems are anything but ordinary. Zeus and Hades are both making a play at world domination, which includes the human world and Sophie appears to be the key to saving humanity. In order to do that she needs to reclaim her goddess powers and regain her Persephone memories, which include some pretty intense make out sessions with Kai, Prince of the Underworld, aka The Ex From Hell. Literally.

My Ex From Hell is a slim volume that packs a mighty comedic punch. This fresh retelling of the Persephone story is full of smart and sassy characters, snappy dialogue, and heart-racing action. And kissing. The more I think about, the more I realize that there really isn’t much more to say about it. It’s hilarious and fun, what more do¬† you need to know? I loved it and can’t wait for My Date From Hell.

You may also enjoy Oh. My. Gods by Tera Lynn Childs or The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter