The Chaos of Stars
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Don't go into it expecting it to be an epic journey into mythological Egypt. No, it's more of a story about growing up and realizing that just because your parents aren't perfect, doesn't mean they don't love you. Isadora is tired of her immortal relatives and their ancient mythological drama, so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . .
The world shifted. My childhood rewrote itself, everything changing as I realized what this room was, what the person-sized, rectangular stone box was. "This is a tomb. This is my tomb." I could barely see my parents through my tears, but their smiles hadn’t changed. I was thinking about framing, and how so much of what we think about our lives and our personal histories revolves around how we frame it. The lens we see it through, or the way we tell our own stories. We mythologize ourselves. So I was thinking about Persephone's story, and how different it would be if you told it only from the perspective of Hades. Same story, but it would probably be unrecognizable. Demeter's would be about loss and devastation. Hades's would be about love.” The Hay Wain Vs The Tripods - Altered Vintage Painting Funny fathers day gift Alternative Art Print Shabby Chic Wall Décor
The fourteenth, Osiris's penis, had been eaten by a fish. Industrious and deterred, Isis just made him a new new one. That magical penis went on to sire Horus, who carried on the good fight against Set and Chaos." To prevent the entry of ineffectiveness among the players this star symbol is often adopted by adding it to the tool belt and preventing chaos. It's not difficult to breathe life into mythologies. Even Josephenie Angelini has done that to a degree in that shit storm, Starcrossed. The info dumping was hideous in that novel, but at least it didn't seem to be like a ripoff of Wikipedia which made the rest of the book feel disjointed. It probably didn't help matters that were just some random bizarre parts of the book. For example, at one point the main character talks about her dad's magic penis.
She took Ubesti’s body from my arms and told me to meet her downstairs in my room. I nearly tripped in my haste to get there, pacing with nervous excitement. Even after all the potions and amulets I’d helped her with, she’d never done actual spells for me, and at that moment I loved her even more than I knew possible. Moms and daughters: Talk about Isis and Isadora. Why does Isadora start out hating her mother? What makes Isadora understand her mother better? How is it reflected in her dreams? I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you”
When your mother is a goddess and you an insecure teen, a healthy mother-daughter relationship is simply not in the cards. Isidora is the daughter of Isis and Osiris, I can't read this any more because I feel like I'm rapidly losing brain cells. This book is absolute trash from what I read and I can't bear it any more. I can't comment on the plot because I only read 20% but there was also way too much info dumping.
I think if I fell in love with someone, I’d never be able to breathe, never be able to function because of the fear.Meanwhile, strange things are happening, her house is looted, she has strange, dark dreams. What is the danger she has been dreaming about?I'll admit that was an odd focal point for all of the relationship drama, but I decided to just go with it. You know, think of it as a metaphor for all of the 'psychological damage from childhood' that we have to get over to become an adult. Although, I find that most people who blame their childhood for the reason they can't function as a responsible adult are usually idiots looking for an excuse to behave badly.