Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes - Review and Giveaway.

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The Star Catcher (The Star Child #3) by Stephanie Keyes
Paperback, 436 pages
Release Date: November 10th 2013 | Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

My Review

I have been long awaiting this 3rd book in the Star Child Series. I enjoyed the other books so much that I almost devoured this book to find out what had happened to Kellen, Cali and Gabe. Stephanie Keyes has created such a wealth of characters, myth and magic that transport the reader to a world of faeries, spells, shape shifters and a battle of epic proportions. Good against evil. I have a little soft spot for the lovely Gabe and its not often that a supporting character interests me but I love his humour and his loyalty to Kellen. The relationship between Kellen and Cali is a beautiful and heartwarming story of young love against all the odds. The mortal and immortal worlds collide and make it difficult for the young couple to find true happiness.

Stephanie Keyes has once again delivered the goods with this book. It had me hooked from page one almost immediately. It begins exactly where the last book left off so I'd recommend you read all the books in the series to allow for better understanding of the central characters and the challenges that they face. The Star Catcher is exciting and fast paced and had me hold my breath in anticipation on more than one occasion. It has a slightly more mature theme than the previous books as Kellen and Cali's relationship progresses. However, this is done in a beautiful and breathtaking way and remains completely suitable for young adults. I'd highly recommend this series to all! What an imagination Stephanie Keyes has!



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?
"One of the best endings in a trilogy I have seen in a while. Fans will not be disappointed!"-Jackie Jackson, The Book Maven



  The Trailer

Interested to learn more about The Star Catcher? Check out the cool trailer from the award-winning, Kristen Kress of BrainFry Productions! 

 

The Giveaway

So for this giveaway, we're releasing several cool items. Let me tell you about them!
  • 1 The Star Child series E-book Pack (includes all three novels, plus the novelette, After Faerie)
  • 2 The Star Catcher e-book
  • 1 The Fallen Stars custom faerie bookmark
  • 1 The Star Child series swag pack (contains bookmarks, and more!)
Part of The Star Child series swag pack... Part of The Star Child series swag pack...The Fallen Stars custom bookmark -The Book Swag Shop The Fallen Stars custom bookmark -The Book Swag Shop


The Book Tour

The Star Catcher tour is running through November 29th, so check out some of the great sites that'll be participating!

About the Author

I think my face is frozen. Yup, definitely frozen. Stephanie Keyes, author of The Star Child series[/caption] Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she's still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers! When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years. 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. 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.
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9 comments:

Mandy said...

Great review!! Well done ladies!

Mandy :)

Patricia said...

Topnotch review that entices every reader to order this entire trilogy immediately. The book trailer is awesome too!

Joanna (Lazuli Portals Trilogy) said...

Lovely review! I've yet to read the second of the series - I like to space great books out and enjoy the anticipating! :)

Kit Domino said...

Love the review. Am so looking forward to reading this and simply adore the cover. Well done, both of you.

Janice Horton said...

Oh wow - what is not to love about this trilogy! You had me at love against all odds but then came bewitched armies and unknown foes - I love it love it LOVE it!

Stephanie Keyes said...

Thank you so much, JB for the FABULOUS review of The Star Catcher! And thank you so much, ladies for all of the good wishese and support. :)

wordsfromanneli said...

Beautiful covers for three wonderful novels.

Linn B Halton said...

Ah, what an amazing review, JB. I adore Stephanie Keyes' series and can't wait to read the final episode. Your review makes me want to stop work and start reading now! Thank you!

Bonnie Trachtenberg said...

Fabulous review! Sounds like Stephanie has a great imagination indeed! Thanks for sharing!