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The Chaos of Stars Review

So, I finished reading The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White. You can find a synopsis here. I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I’m interested to read any sequels that may come from this book due to the questions it made me think of, which I will write down in this post, as well as the basic premise of the book. However, I felt like the book was not as well developed as I would have like to have seen in the first book in a possible series, based on the same questions I mentioned earlier. I kinda feel like the cat in this video, where the cat is like “What just happened?” Anyway, as for whether or not I would recommend this book, I would tell anyone to keep an open mind. You may or may not like it. As I said before, I have mixed feelings about it. Oh, and here are the questions I have about the book.

  • So, according to the book, ancient gods and goddesses can have human offspring. How is that possible within the context of the book when the ancient gods and goddesses can also have immortal children? Does that mean that the gods and goddesses can choose which child to make human or immortal? Or is it a luck of the draw? Or is that the ancient gods and goddesses were only able to make their children immortal in the beginning of their time?
  • Do the human offspring have any powers or physical enhancements like how it is in The Nine Lives of Chloe King?
  • How does Anubis go incognito in the regular world when he is described in the beginning as having the full blown jackal head as he is portrayed in hieroglyphics? Is the jackal head his true physical form that other gods, goddesses, and their respective offspring can see? Or is it that his jackal head becomes a “normal” head when he ventures outside of the pyramids? If so, how did ancient peoples know that he had the head of a jackal? Did the human offspring of the gods and goddesses tell regular people the truth?
  • In the book, it is revealed that the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses are not the only ancient gods and goddesses that are still around. Does that mean that every ancient gods and goddesses from different cultures are still around as well? And if so, does that mean that their respective stories are true as well?
  • Do people now know that the ancient gods and goddesses still exist? Or is it like in our reality where the ancient gods and goddesses are just myths?
  • Do the ancient gods and goddesses raise every child, whether immortal or not?
  • If the ancient gods and goddesses exist, does that mean the current religions like Judeo-Christian-Muslim god and the Hindu gods and goddesses, etc., exist as well? What about Buddha since he was not a god? Was Buddha just an avatar like Buddhism says he was?
  • If the ancient gods and goddesses don’t enough worshippers without having human offspring, then how are they still around? Is is because humans remember who they were based on written works and oral traditions?

The Chaos of Stars

Goddess Interrupted

Yet again, I am here to write another book review. The book I’m reviewing this time is Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter. You can read a summary of the book here. Anyway, I liked the book. I think it would be a good light summer read.
Goddess Interrupted

Starcrossed Review

Wow. I haven’t written anything on here in a long time. Anyway, this post is yet another book review. I just wanted to write a review before I forget the content of the book. Anyway, the book that I read was Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. You can read a summary of the book here. I really liked this book. I think that the author made the whole demi-god idea and how things happen in cycles very interesting. Anyway, I would recommend it for you’re interested in Greek mythology or history.


Radiant Darkness

I just finished reading Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman last night. I don’t recommend it. I, personally, found it hard to get into. The reason I had a hard time getting into it was because of three reasons. One is the way it was written. I’m not a big fan of books that are written in the present tense. I don’t know why, but I just don’t like it when writers write in the present tense. Another thing was the fact that the characters of Persephone and Hades weren’t, in my opinion, developed enough. I mean, with Persephone, you do get the sense that her mother is overbearing. However, Persephone’s relationship with Hades is minimal at best. It’s the classic love-at-first-sight. To me, it feels like the only reason why Hades is even there is to provide Persephone an excuse to leave her overbearing mother. The last thing is the fact that the ending felt rushed. To me, it felt like the author had her deadline coming up, and was like, “Oh crap, how am I going to finish this story by my deadline? I’ll just BS the end.” Anyway, that’s why I wouldn’t recommend the book.
Radiant Darkness

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