Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Fallen Stars By Stephanie Keyes




What They Say:

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 a Celtic goddess. Now everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when Calienta, Kellen, and friend, Gabriel Stewart, find themselves on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why.

Suddenly, Kellen finds himself stuck in the middle of another prophecy that questions everything about him including where his loyalties lie. Plus, Calienta’s more than a bit different; she’s making choices that he doesn’t understand. And Gabe, his best friend? He’s started doing all sorts of freaky things that make Kellen question who he really is.

Kellen and Calienta will fight to stay together and keep the hidden part of the prophecy from becoming reality.

When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?

What I Say:

I would like to thank Jenny at Neverland Tours and Stephanie Keyes for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

We catch up with Kellen and Calienta just as they are about to be married, but as with all stories things don’t go to plan and they just manage to escape with their lives.

On the run from with Kellen’s friend Gabe, they are don’t know why they faieries attacked or why they want Kellen, add to the fact that they are not sure who to trust, this makes this second book an excellent read.  This time we are travelling from Ireland, to London, to Leeds Castle and on to America.

As with the previous I couldn’t help but like Kellen and Calienta, now shortened to Cali.  I really liked Gabe and even though Kellen had kept things from him he was on his side.  There were plenty of times in this book when I didn't know who was on the side of light and who wa on the side of darkness.

As with The Star Child Stephanie tells you the story in such detail you feel like you are there, this book is written slightly differently to the first one as it is told from both Kellen and Cali’s POV in different chapters.  I loved how the first book was written but this gives you an insight into both of them which adds another side to this book.

I just need to decide now when I can fit book 3 into my reading schedule as I am dying to know the outcome of this story and the prophecies surrounding Kellen and Cali.

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

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.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for continuing on with the story, Jo! I was enjoying following your progress on Twitter. So glad I've gotten you hooked on the series. Thanks again for the great review.

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  2. Great review! I've heard so many good things about this one!

    Mandy :)

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  3. Another fab review, Steph. Well done you! Thanks for sharing, Jo! Ohhhh, I do love that cover. :)

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  4. One of my favourite series ever! Fab review. Thanks for sharing.

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