Wednesday, 6 August 2014
The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes - REVIEW
When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.
Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted.
Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.
In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?
After reading The Star Child I was anxious to get started on The Fallen Stars and it did not disappoint.
The story begins with what should be Kellen and Calienta's wedding but it gets interrupted and is the beginning of the couple going on the run with Gabe (Kellen's friend and ex roommate.) This was actually very enjoyable and I liked that although the sequel was nothing like the first book, it was still captivating and kept me on my toes.
In The Star Child Kellen is told that the prophecy regarding him is two-fold but the second part is not mentioned. We find it out near the end of the book and I truly don't believe Kellen could have continued his original quest knowing what lay ahead. It reminded me of Harry Potter not recieving the full prophecy until The Order of the Phoenix and then not even acting on it until Half Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows. As amazing as Harry is, eleven year old Harry Potter would not have been able to handle it and the same holds true for Kellen at the beginning of his journey.
A lot of the St.James family history is revealed in this book and it honestly just makes me more excited for the final book in the trilogy. Also there were some plot points - *coughs* Gabe - that promise to be revealed at a later date.
Recommend to: fans of fantasy,fans of YA fantasy
Rating: 4 stars