Friday 8 August 2014

Review ~ The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes

Title: The Fallen Stars (The Star Child #2).
Author: Stephanie Keyes.
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal.
Release Date: April 8, 2013.
Source: Review copy.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon

When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.

Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted.

Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.

In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?


My review of The Star Child (#1)


When I read book one in this series, The Star Child, I was loving fantasy books at the time and though that was one of the most enjoyable fantasy novels I’d read, I’ve since gone off that kind of novel a little bit. But not one to resist Stephanie Keyes stunning writing, I threw myself into The Fallen Stars and recaptured my love for the fantasy novel. As much as I was a fan of The Star Child, The Fallen Stars was even better and has left me massively looking forward to reading the next in the series.

I was really interested to learn more about Kellen and Calienta – I adored both their characters in The Star Child but here they’re developed even more. Stephanie has a great way with her development of characters in that she gets me to the stage where I don’t think they can be built on anymore and then she completely switches things around and leaves me guessing. Trying to work out who could and couldn’t be trusted was a bit of added charm that made reading this book even more worthwhile. Kellen’s best friend Gabe has also got a much bigger role to play in The Fallen Stars and his characterisation and involvement was delivered in spectacular style.

I could credit Stephanie for her awesome characters all day long but there’s so much else to love here. The plot twists, the unpredictable journey she takes us on – I loved it all but what I enjoyed the most, even though I didn’t want it to come, was the ending. What a brilliant way to finish a book, safe in the knowledge that every single reader of The Fallen Stars will *have* to continue reading this wonderful series. Fast paced and fantastic, this is 500+ pages of writing you’d be crazy to miss.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon

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.

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 Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.

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  1. A great review, that has really made me want to seek out this series. :)

  2. You're very welcome! Loving it :)

  3. What a fab review, That's one happy little author! Thanks for sharing, Sophie! :) xx


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