Title: The Star Child
Series: The Star Child #1
By: Stephanie Keyes
Description Provided by Goodreads: 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?
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Story line: I loved the flow of the story line, especially since it had mythology in it which I love to read about. I loved how as the story line progressed we learned more about the characters and the unfolding of the story and the mythology.
Writing: The writing was amazing. It has something to it that pulls you in from the first couple of chapters. Not only is the story entertaining but it also gets the readers thinking about true love, courage, and family. I also enjoyed reading the book through Kellen's perspective because it's a whole different world to be in a guy's head than a girl's.
Kellen: Kellen's character made a great hero in this book. His courage really stood out to me and I love to read about it in books. Kellen's character was very easy to like and root for, as I found myself doing a lot of the times.
Overall: I enjoyed reading this book a lot more than I expected to and it definitely pulled me in from the start. I good read especially if you enjoy reading about mythology.
Rating: I would give this book a 9.
About the Author:
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.