The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes


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Blurb

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?

 

Review

Having enjoyed the book’s prequels The Star Child and The Fallen Stars so much, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this. Sometimes, sequels to books you love can fall a bit flat, but this wasn’t the case with The Star Catcher. Kellen and Cali immediately welcomed me back with open arms and I was eager to see their story reach its epic conclusion. Will Kellen and Cali get their much longed-for happy ending? Wait and see…

We are introduced to two new characters- Cali’s sister Rowan and her daughter Singer. I found them both valuable additions to the story, especially Singer with her razor-sharp wit. Her dialogue was quick and sharp and I really enjoyed getting to know her throughout the book. Throwing some fascinating new characters into the mix with old favourites is something Steph has done really well. They didn’t seem out of place at all and contributed a lot to the story.

In this book, we are treated to multiple viewpoints on the story, with chapters told from Gabe’s, Singer’s and Cali’s viewpoints to name a few. I enjoyed having many angles to the story and feel this offered something extra for me as a reader. Steph makes each character easily distinguishable and the consistency throughout is brilliant. By that I mean if something happens in one chapter, it’s not forgotten about later on. This showcases Steph’s brilliant writing talent and demonstrates that she knows both her characters and story extremely well.

I must admit, I’m sad to be leaving Cali, Kellen and the gang behind. This book is the last in the trilogy and I’ve grown very attached to them over the three books. However, Steph gave the perfect ending and wrapped up each character’s story arc brilliantly. The trilogy is a feat of imagination by Steph and I eagerly await her next novel.

 

Author Bio

Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.

Still a resident of the ‘Burgh, Steph is now Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible rockstar of a husband. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), a speaker and teacher, as well as a featured author for Love a Happy Ending Lifestyle e-magazine.

 

Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18658018-the-star-catcher?from_search=true

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Catcher-Child-Novel-ebook/dp/B00GKQIV0E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=the+star+catcher+stephanie+keyes

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Catcher-Child-Novel-ebook/dp/B00GKQIV0E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410354549&sr=8-1&keywords=the+star+catcher+stephanie+keyes

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One thought on “The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes

  1. Stephanie Keyes says:

    Lynsey,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review for The Star Catcher! I’m so glad you enjoyed the addition of Gabe’s point of view and pleased that the ending worked for you. That’s always a toughie in a series. Many thanks for taking part, again!

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