Review: The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes

October 10, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 2 Comments

Review: The Fallen Stars by Stephanie KeyesThe Fallen Stars
by Stephanie Keyes
Series: The Star Child #2
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 12, 2013 by Inkspell Publishing
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4 Stars
Source: Blog Tours, Jenny In Neverland

Synopsis:
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?

Review: The Fallen Stars by Stephanie KeyesThe Fallen Stars
by Stephanie Keyes
Series: The Star Child #2
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 12, 2013 by Inkspell Publishing
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
4 Stars
Source: Blog Tours, Jenny In Neverland

Synopsis:
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?

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Review:

I expected a little more from this book but I found it to be slow the majority of it. While it is still a great story and it is portrayed wonderfully, I had a problem with the pacing and romance. The Star Child had a pacing that I loved because a lot of stuff kept happening, one after the other, and the romance between Calienta and Kellen was so beautiful. In The Fallen Stars, Cali and Kellen’s journey continues when they are about to get married but Cali’s aunt stops their wedding, wanting Kellen and his “amulet” so the Children of Danu can be free. The Children of Danu were captured by Arawn , who has control of them all. Everyone thinks he was destroyed, but he is very much alive.

Cali, Kellen and Gabe escape to America, trying to stay hidden from Arawn and the Children of Danu but they are found and Kellen is taken away, Gabe gets into a terrible car accident and Cali is mortal, with no powers at all, only with the promise that one power will return when she needs it most.

In this second installment of The Star Child series, the second part of the prophecy is revealed and some very important information of Kellen’s family is revealed that had me aching for a bit.

As mentioned, the first 40% of the book is very slow and dragging but after that 40%, things start escalating and the pace gets picked up, which is when I started reading as fast as I could to know what the ending would bring (another cliff-hanger). Even though, at first not much was happening, I loved how everything came together—the new characters fitting so well in the story—and the new evil forced upon Kellen and Cali was proving to be quite a scare.

If you are looking for a not-so-fast paced book but with a great story, keep reading this series.

Be on the look out for my review of The Star Catcher on November 16.

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About Stephanie Keyes

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), 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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