CATCHING STARS, by Cayla Keenan, Of Tomes Publishing


Witch. Betrayal. Hunted.

Jayin Ijaad is in hiding. A witch with powerful abilities, she carves out a life for herself in the slums of Pavaal, a city rotting from the inside out. When an old acquaintance tracks her down, Jayin is dragged back into a world she tried to escape — and is determined to escape again.

Maddix Kell is on the run. After two years in prison for crimes he did not commit, Maddix escapes and seeks out a legendary order of witchhunters who are his only chance to find justice.

But all is not as it seems and Maddix soon finds himself on the run from the people he sought as allies. When their paths collide, Jayin and Maddix must put aside their prejudices and forge an uneasy alliance that could crumble at any moment. But if they want to survive in Aestos — a brutal kingdom where magic and corruption lie hand in hand and enemies lurk around every corner — they must first survive each other.

Out May 8th, 2018


This was an owlcrate book.

Love the cover on this one too!

This is a fantasy book that one shouldn’t tear apart and critique each part separately. It’s an easy read that’s meant to be entertaining. Overall, it was okay, not especially fantastic, but all in all entertaining and enjoyable.

There’s witches, warriors, revenge, plots and twists, some strange contradicting romance, and not a huge amount of magic, but it’s there.  Instead of disabilities causing social outcasts, it’s the ability to manipulate magic. Take that and go with it. Prejudice against the different.

I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t rave about it. I would recommend you sit down with it and let the story take you where it’s written to and not make a mountain out of a mole hill about the smaller bits that might be nothing but annoying and distracting at times.

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