Waiting on Wednesday: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

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coming september 10, 2013

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.

c.j.'s thoughts

You may not know this, but I am obsessed with the ancient Egyptians.  Trips to the Field Museum as a kid?  I had the Pyramid exhibit memorized.  Myths?  Done.  Embalming ritual?  Knew it by heart.  Isis?  My hero.  So, yes.  I was initially drawn to this book by the freaking gorgeous cover, but I stayed as soon as I saw "Egyptian gods."  Yes, it could be cheesy as heck, but I'm willing to take that chance because it could also be a clever modern retelling of Egyptian myths.  The Greeks got their time to shine in Percy Jackson.  Now it's Misr's turn.  Also, there is ZERO mention of a mysterious boy, which means that this isn't going to be some sappy paranormal love story.  No offense to those of you who live on that stuff, but I'm a little sick of authors sacrificing plot for steamy kissing scenes.  Rant aside, I'm pumped to see my childhood heroes reinvisioned.  What I didn't realize until now was that White wrote Paranormalcy and I'm probably inadvertently insulting her breakout genre, but whatever.  It's my own opinion.  She also apparently wrote Mind Games, which is on my TBR and sounds awesome.  So I'm hopeful.  


  1. COVERCOVERCOVER. It's just so beautiful! But I don't really like the way Kiersten White writes :(

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    Amber @My Bookshelf Is Hungry

  2. I agree, that cover is amazing. I heard about this one awhile ago and I am so excited for it!

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  3. Beautiful cover. Sounds interesting too!

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  4. Ancient mythology is also one of my secret obsessions! I agree with you that Greek mythology had its share and now Egyptian mythology needs to have its turn! I am really excited to read this book too and I agree, the cover is amazing

  5. I have seen this book on goodreads. Love all Mythology. Might have to add this to my TBR List

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Michelle@Because Reading is better than real life...
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  6. This one is on my list as well! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm really excited for this one too! I really love Kiersten White's writing style. It reminds me of Libba Bray's. Thanks for sharing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. VERY excited about this one as well!

    Jess @ www.suchanovelidea.com