7.14.2014

Series Review & GIVEAWAY: The Star Catcher (A Star Child Novel Vol. 3) by Stephanie Keyes

Title: The Star Catcher
Series: A Star Child Novel, Vol. 3
Author: Stephanie Keyes
Publication Date: November 10th 2013
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 421
ISBN13: 978-1-93959-021-3
Source: ARC from Publisher
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Synopsis (from Goodreads):
 Magick and destiny intertwine as he fights to save his kingdom and the goddess he loves.

Her kiss…the feel of her skin…the beat of her heart…For seventeen-year-old Kellen St. James, each memory is marred by a single sentence on a lone strip of paper.
Cali has been taken…

Armed with an amulet that channels the ultimate power of Faerie, Kellen searches for his love. However, control of the amulet’s energy comes with a price, and Kellen soon learns that Cali’s captor has plans for the stone. With the threat of the Star Catcher’s evil looming above Kellen and his kingdom, he’ll have to free the Heart of Faerie and break the curse the binds the Children of Danu to the darkness. But before that, he has to find his real father, the king. No pressure, right?

Kellen and Cali will battle bewitched armies and unknown foes as they fight to stay together. Will Kellen embrace his immortal destiny? Or will his world, and the man he is fated to become, be destroyed by The Star Catcher?

Praise for The Star Catcher:

“Imaginative and fast-paced. Couldn’t put it down!”—EG Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Gryphon Chronicles

“Magnificent—Keyes imagination is on fire!”—Linn B. Halton, author Never Alone

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Stephanie Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and the soon to-be-released finale, The Star Catcher (November 2013), all from by Inkspell Publishing. Mrs. Keyes is hard at work on a new YA Paranormal Romance.

Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Ending.com.


  The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes is a superb conclusion to her Star Child series. I had the pleasure of reading all three books, and I'll be honest with you, it's been quite a while since I've read a Young Adult series that I felt was written fluently and I actually enjoyed as a whole. Stephanie Keyes' style of writing is easy for readers to understand, but that doesn't take away from the content at all. Through the Star Child series, she grabs her readers by the hand and escapes into a world of adventure, sacrifice, mystery, and most of all, indefatigable love.

In this series we meet Kellen St. James (okay, how awesome is that name?) on his graduation day. Kellen has been the victim of the most unfortunate circumstances: his mother is dead. His father is a rich snob who wants nothing to do with him. He is very much alone, aside from his 'Gran' who lived all the way across the globe until her death 3 months earlier. The only hope he has is a dream that has materialized into an experience and he isn't even sure if it's real.

As we travel through Star Child and The Fallen Stars, Keyes brings fantasy to a whole new level. By the end of the second book (which ends on a huge cliffhanger, BTW!) my mind was reeling. She had a way of adding just the perfect amount of intrigue that kept me wanting more. Just when you think you have most things figured out, she throws a curveball at you and mixes things up again.

The newest book, The Star Catcher, did not disappoint. Usually I find that in a series that one book lacks in content, or the author seems to have completely rushed the ending (this happens way more often than I wish it would. Note to authors: Keep going strong until the very end!). I was extremely pleased to find that the momentum of the story kept up until I turned that last page. This results in major brownie points for authors in my book! But anyway, I thought this was a great series. The only thing I would make a note of is the beginning of the first book started out a little slow. That isn't to say that nothing happened, but we didn't really get into the story until about a quarter way through. Other than that, I thought this was a great series.

If you're looking for a Young Adult series that is rich in content and will take you on a  magickal journey of love and sacrifice with a touch of plot twisted pandemonium, then you need to run to the store and grab this series...you will love it! Oh, and you'll even enjoy looking at these GORGEOUS covers! I could just stare at them all day. I hope to see more from this author in the near future!

Don't forget to grab a copy of the first two books, too!