Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan | e-Arc Review

Hello everyone!

Today I’m back with a review for you guys!



Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


Author – Cayla Keenan

Title – Catching Stars

Publisher – Oftomes Publishing

Publication date – May 8th, 2018

Pages – 269

Price – 3.63$ (Kindle)

Series – /

Version – ebook*

Genre – Fantasy/Young Adult

Language –  English

My Rating – 📖📖📖📖


# What I liked

As I am a huge fan of witches, I think that it’s no surprise when I’m telling you that I liked the witches in this book. My very first story about witchcraft was a German book series for children called Hexe Lili and this was what made me fall in love with witches. However, the witches in Catching Stars are nothing like the ones from the children series mentioned above. They are kind of unique and badass. Everything I like. Especially our main character Jayin was a hell of a badass witch! The story was an interesting one and I really liked how the characters were written. By reading this book you get the chance to know so much about every character even the minor ones. And this is so great! I like it when we get to know some background info about the characters appearing in a story. Especially if it feels like you are a part of the book and you get the feeling that you know the characters yourself like they are a part of your own life. I was captivated by the story from the very beginning and I couldn’t wait to know how Jayins and Maddix adventure was going to end!

Every chapter is written in either Maddix or Jayins perspective but in the third person. Which is a positive point because you can read/feel what the other person is thinking about what’s happening and how they feel about other people. It’s also very fast-paced which makes the book even more exciting because you never get bored! (Have I already mentioned that the witches are really cool?)

# What I disliked

I was a little bit surprised by a sudden time change in the beginning. Which irritated me a bit as I didn’t know that there was a time change and I only noticed it a little while later. But this is honestly the only part I didn’t like. The rest was in my eyes fantastic!

# Favourite Character


Overall, I have to say that I was captivated by everything that happened in Catching Stars and I do recommend it to every fantasy lover who also likes to read about witches.

Where to buy

Amazon(ebook and paperback)


Have you guys read Catching Stars or do you plan to read it? Please let me know in the comments below!

* An e-arc was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review! Thanks to Oftomes Publishing! 

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