Fun to hang out with
relatives are Horus, an elder brother whom she dislikes; and sister-inlaw Hathor, the goddess of sex and beer, no less! Then there’s Anubis, her handsome yet intimidating and evil half brother; and Nephthys, an often forgotten Goddess who is the sister of Isis and mother of Anubis.
It tickled me that the author’s Egyptian gods are so human in their behaviour: they loathe waking up in the early morning, they char the dinner; and trip over the things they left laying around messily around their beds!
Of course, there’s no doubt about their god-like status when you read about Isis giving birth to a child every 20 years once, or Isadora having to decorate her room, which turns out to be her tomb for her afterlife.
And yes, this results in an angry and teary-eyed Isadora who believes that her parents do not love her and that nothing is eternal. She was made to die, everything is made to end. Or so she sadly believes.
So she jumps at the chance to move to San Diego to stay with Sirus, another of Isadora’s brother. Beginning a new life in this new city, Isadora finds work in a local museum where she meets and becomes fast friends with Tyler, Scott and Ry. “Floods!” (as Isadora often exclaims) but Ry is a pretty boy with bright blue eyes who looks almost like a Greek god. He is, of course, the one who tweaks Isadora’s pessimistic perception of love.
But, of course, where there are gods, there will also be terrible, world-shaking events, as Isadora discovers when she realises that her nightmares are premonitions of horrible events that will befall her mother. Will Isadora be to save her mother with the help of her new friends? Will she finally learn to love her tomb?
The Chaos Of Stars ends on a light note. It is a rather fun book to hang out with. And no, you’re never too old for a lovely read like this. Caution, though, you might find yourself grinning like a half-wit while reading this book!