Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes

What They Say:

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night. Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role. Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

What I Say:

I would like to thank Love a Happy Ending team for sending me this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

We meet Kellen as he is about to graduate from university, at 17 he is a star pupil.  Kellen though is plagued by a dream of a beautiful girl he met in Ireland.  His father thinks he can control him as he controls the money, little does he know his Grandmother has been saving to help him escape.

Arriving in Ireland to sort out his Grandmothers things, the girl Calienta reappears and frightens Kellen with her story.

I love that the book is written from Kellens POV as so many books these days are written from the girls POV, it makes a refreshing change.

Stephanie takes you through a magical underworld that is brilliantly described and I also like that the underworld moved in a different time frame to this world, we are also introduced to a whole host of magical creatures.

I liked both main characters and this is such an easy read, that I read this in one night. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next for Kellen.

4 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.


  1. I was a little bit in love with Kellen!

    Lovely review!


  2. Thank you for reading and reviewing The Star Child! Super-glad you enjoyed, Jo. Much appreciated.

  3. Ohhh, and I was, Mandy. Still am. A super review, Stephanie. Well done you! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  4. Great review. Congrats, Stephanie.

  5. Another Kellen fan! He really grows with this series and Stephanie Keyes did a great job. Thanks for sharing, a great review.