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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

*[Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ] The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes


The Star Child
 
Summary:
 
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?
Summary and Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 310 pages
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: September 21st 2012 by Inkspell Publishing     
 
When I first started reading this book I was a little unsure as to how I was going to like this book. I mean obviously I had an interest in the book because I wanted to be a part of the blog tour but since I haven't been reading that much of the genre lately.
 
However, after the first 20 pages I was instantly hooked in Kellen's story. I tend to not enjoy YA urban fantasy novels with male leads but I really enjoyed Kellen. I thought he was great and not at all like the cocky arrogant character I had painted in my head and that was awesome for me.
 
For me the main reason for wanting to read this book was because of the Celtic mythology which I absolutely love and adore in novels. I really do I wish more authors took advantage of the rich history and mythology of the Celtic people like the author of The Star Child did. Plus she had hellhounds! Don't ask me why but, I really like hellhounds and I love when they pop up in my reading.
 
This book had a lot going on there was a lot of action, adventure and mythology plus a wee bit of romance thrown in for good measure. I loved the magical elements in the story and I really loved all the characters including the bad ones because of how well written the novel was over all. I loved how the characters worked so well together even though they were on both sides of the good and bad struggle.
 
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this read and I look forward to reading more by this author. I highly recommend this one to fans of YA Paranormal, YA Urban Fantasy and books with a lot of mythology and magic involved with a nice romantic element added in.
 

 
* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not compensated in any way.

 
Really Liked It!
★ ★ ★★
 
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Author Bio:
 
 
 
 
  Stephanie Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems as well as a Master's in Education. A seasoned, facilitator, Mrs. Keyes worked in Training and Development for an international telecommunications corporation for twelve years; spending the first eight years of her career as a Software Trainer and Technical Writer and the last four working in Human Resources and Employee Development.   In May of 2012, Mrs. Keyes left the corporate world to focus on her family and her writing full-time. She also operates a freelance graphic and instructional design business, Sycamore Road Design.   Inkspell Publishing will release her first novel, The Star Child, on September 21, 2012. She is now currently at work on the second book in The Star Child Trilogy, The Fallen Stars.   Keyes lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and Riley the dog.
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Thank you Kimberly for posting a wonderful review of The Star Child! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the book. :) I am furiously working on editing book two, The Fallen Stars as we speak. All the best to you!

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  2. Congrats on another awesome review, Steph!

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  3. Yay! What a fabulous review! I'd say Kellen won Kimberly over, Steph ;) Well done you! Pssst, Fab site, too! :) xx

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  4. Hi Stephanie, congratulations on your debut novel!
    I love to read about mythology stories, any mythology, Greek, Celtic, Egypt you name it.

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  5. This sounds wonderful! Eeee and it's a male lead! YOSH!

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