Review: The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes

I have had the awesome pleasure of getting a very advanced readers copy for the final book in The Star Child Trilogy. The Star Catcher is so new it isn’t even on Goodreads yet, but yours truly got her greedy little hands on a copy and I’m going to share what you can expect.  Stephanie Keyes has definitely become one of my favorite authors and she did wonders for summing up her trilogy.

First off if you are new to Stephanie Keyes’ work you may want to read my previous reviews of  The Star Child (Book One) and The Fallen Stars (Book Two) before reading any further.  I try not to give spoilers with my reviews but sometimes its unavoidable.

Ok, now onto The Star Catcher.  The Star Catcher picks up exactly where The Fallen Stars ends.  Cali and Kellen are separated and unsure how they will ever reunite if ever.  Along with Cali being missing a new aspect of Gabe, Kellen’s best friend, comes to light.  He is not only Kellen’s best friend anymore.  He is much more and has always been a part of Kellen’s life even if Kellen was unknowing.  It is up to Kellen and Gabe to figure out who has Cali and how to find her.  With a missive from above, guidance is provided.  Kellen and Gabe must find Cali’s now mortal sister, Rowan.  She has the answers that they seek.  When Kellen and Gabe find Rowan they also find Rowan’s daughter, Singer.  Instantly, Gabe knows and understands how Kellen feels about Cali when he meets Singer.

Once Kellan, Gabe, Rowan and Singer team up they each have a set of goals.  Gabe and Singer must find Cali and Rowan and Kellen must decide whether Kellen will continue on with his humanity or choose to become a God. When Cali is rescued Kellen and Cali finally seal the deal (get married) and enjoy one blissful night together.  Unfortunately due to an impending war started by The Star Catcher the five of them must continue into Fairy.  Kellen finds out that from the power of his amulet he can now do many things he once couldn’t.  In fact it is within him to find his father, lift the curse of the C.O.D (Children of Danu) and defeat the Star Catcher.  Though this is now within Kellan’s means it doesn’t mean he can do it alone.  He must rely on not only his powers but those of the people around him.  Kellen must also learn to utilize and control his new power and to think less logically and more with instinct. In the end,  sacrifices will be made and tears will be shed but in the end the ultimate question is will good triumph over evil or will both the human and fairy worlds be destroyed?

I loved this book.  It may even be my favorite in the trilogy, but then again I am very much like Kellen and like to know the answers to things.  Stephanie Keyes does a phenomenal job of developing her characters.  If you have read this series so far you will know that Kellen alone changes both physically and mentally in both books, but it is in this book that his greatest changes happen.  I loved seeing more of Gabe.  His role becomes very pivotal in this book and he falls into place seamlessly.  Cali, though originally a God, we see much of her new humanity and with that a depth to her character that you can relate to.  Rowan and Singer are the newbies in this book and extremely important to this book’s story.  Their addition is flawless and very natural.  The Star Catcher is everything you would want in a final book in a trilogy.  It isn’t rushed or forced.  The story ebbs and flows naturally and ties up all the loose ends.  Overall, this book is wonderfully written and is one of the best endings in a trilogy I have seen in a while.  Stephanie Keyes did justice to the story, the characters and the world she created.  Her fans will not be disappointed with how the story wraps up.  I think I speak for all the fans of this story that the characters will be missed, but I know Stephanie will come up with something even bigger and better.  In the immortal words of Gabe, Stephanie “you are a total rock star.”

Unfortunately at the time of this review I am unsure of the publication release date, but the Cover Reveal is in October.  Check back here for more details.

 

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janice
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 04:09:11

    Wow what a fabulous and tantilising review! Thanks Book Maven and congratulations Stephanie – you are rock stars! xx

    Reply

  2. Stephanie Keyes
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 04:58:45

    Thank you so much, Jackie! I am so glad to hear that I did Kellen’s story justice. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Sheryl Browne (@SherylBrowne)
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 05:05:53

    What a fabulous review, Stephanie – and this is before it’s even published. Well done, you!! Be proud, m’dear! Thanks so much for sharing Book Maven! 🙂 xx

    Reply

  4. Melinda
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 05:45:04

    Nice review!

    Reply

  5. mandybaggot
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 07:04:29

    It sounds like Stephanie has nailed the final book in the trilogy! Great review and I can’t wait to read it!

    Mandy 🙂

    Reply

  6. Linn B Halton (@LinnBHalton)
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 08:36:18

    Ah, the final episode…l can’t wait to read it and now I’m really impatient after reading this review. It’s been an epic journey so far and Stephanie Keyes is going from strength to strength! Thanks for sharing and whetting my appetite – I’m counting down!

    Reply

  7. Bonnie Trachtenberg
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:22:24

    What a fabulous review! Well done, Stephanie and thanks to The Book Maven!

    Reply

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