Review: The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes

I want to welcome Stephanie Keyes today.  She is here promoting her new book, Star Child.  She is also offering a giveaway.  Be sure to enter after checking out my review.

About the Book:

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?

To be available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Allromanceebooks, Kobo and Inkspell Publishing Website

Book Trailer:


This was a wonderfully written Young Adult Paranormal Romance.  The world and characters are phenomenally crafted.  This is definitely one book that the cover wholly illustrates the wondrous story inside the two covers.  Kellen is a  great character.  The most treasured trait in him is his intelligence.  He is a prodigy that just graduated from college at an age where he should be graduating from High School.  He is lonely and pretty much abandoned by the remaining family he has.  His self-absorbed father and equally self-absorbed brother like to act like he doesn’t exist.  The only loving family he has left is his Grandfather and his very loving and influential Grandmother just died and knowing he would be alone after she passed left him very financially stable.

After 11 years of separation he is reunited with Calienta.  Kellen always thought Calienta didn’t exist but was a dream of sorts.  When she steps back into this his life the really hits him hard with a prophecy for Kellen to save the world and that they will be married.  Kellen who feels the irrevocable pull to Calienta can see loving her, but also realizes he is only 17 and being a bit of a bookworm/geek can’t really see himself saving the world.  It is from here that the non-stop ride starts.  This story moved so quickly and made me wish the book hadn’t stopped.  It seemed like Stephanie Keyes will be writing a follow-up to this story.  I can’t wait to see the leg of Calienta and Kellen’s story.  I would recommend this story whole-heartedly.  Stephanie Keyes is a fantastic writer and this is a great Young Adult novel.  You should definitely go out and pick it up.

I would like to thank Stephanie Keyes for stopping by today and Inkspell publishing for letting me host this stop.  If you’d like to find out more about Stephanie Keyes and Star Child check out Stephanie’s links.  You can also check out Barnes and Noble, Amazon and any other book retailer regarding Star Child.


About the Author:

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.

Contact Stephanie






10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie Keyes
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 05:24:16

    Thank you very much for the wonderful review! I am so pleased to heard that you enjoyed meeting Kellen and Calienta! The good news is that their story continues in the next book in the series, The Fallen Stars, which has a tentative release date of April 2013. Their story is definitely not over and you’ll get the opportunity to get to meet more of the characters from book one!


  2. Janice
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 07:21:41

    What a great review. Congratulations Stephanie on the success of The Star Child. It sounds like you are one busy writer lady!

    Janice x


  3. Sheryl Browne
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 08:05:20

    Wow! What a fantastic review, Stephanie! Well done you! Well-deserved. 🙂


  4. Nicky Wells
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 08:26:04

    Fabulous review! Congrats to Steph, your blog tour is awesome! X


  5. Linn B Halton (@LinnBHalton)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 15:17:09

    Lovely review, you must be thrilled Stephanie! Love the title of this website!


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