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Catching Stars
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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.
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tracydishman17
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan

Owlcrate book.

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teebe
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this. It has some faults typical of a YA fantasy, namely that character development sometimes seems sped up in order to move the plot forward. However, the world building is nice and the start of the book is slow in order to establish character and setting. It‘s from an independent publisher so I know this isn‘t always possible but a map would have been handy. I look forward to reading the second book when it comes out.

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teebe
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No snow day for me but I worked from home today. There‘s now a huge snowbank blocking my driveway, at least 6ft tall, but our water is working again 👍🏼 Now to finish this book while I have some homemade New York-style pizza 😋

LA_Mead Yesterday we had a total system shut down! 4y
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teebe
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Joining #LitsyPartyofOne to read this. I‘ve been craving an adventure fantasy so we‘ll see how this goes and if I‘m not feeling it, I have some poetry and book club books on hand.

hermyknee My friend recently read this and loved it! 4y
teebe @hermyknee I‘m enjoying it so far, so it‘s on-track for me to love it too 4y
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BookHoarder32
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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TBR star jar accomplished! ✔️🌟

SMayWrites This is such a cool idea! 4y
KirstieE How awesome ! 4y
julesG Guess I need to learn how to fold such stars. 4y
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ladym30 Love it! 4y
BookHoarder32 @julesG I had written instructions and still had to check youtube. 4y
rather_be_reading so pretty! 😍 4y
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BookHoarder32
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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Working on origami stars for a TBR jar... some are looking less like stars at the moment. 😂 Luckily I have plenty of books on my list to practice. 🌟

IamIamIam Oooh, you fancy!! 😍😍😍 4y
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Lunarstar27
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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Pickpick

The beginning was difficult to get through but it pick@up in the middle

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BookishGirl06
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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#dnfbooks #readingresolutions. Two books that I just found that I could not get into. They will either go to a used book shop or donated

JamieLou The ending of Catching Stars made me so grumpy I wished I had bailed on it. 4y
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BookishGirl06
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Bailedbailed

I‘ve tried but I just can‘t seem to get into this. Story isn‘t sticking with me, so I‘m gonna bail

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Marla
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been reading the different posts about this and how people thought it was bad. I didn‘t think it was too bad. I did wonder what the point of the story could be, there seemed to be a lot of things happening without purpose and I didn‘t really care about the characters. I don‘t know if I would pick up a book two. I feel like this was stretched out for a possible trilogy but I think with some work it could be a stand alone book.

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BookishGirl06
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My second to last #makemereadit book. Looks interesting.

Marla It was pretty good but on goodreads it shows it as a stand-alone but with the way it finished there is more to the story. 4y
BookishGirl06 @Marla ah. All the reviews on here for it that I‘ve seen aren‘t great. Maybe I‘ll like it better than than others. 4y
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morteana
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ / Boy oh boy I am glad I finished this book. It was a real struggle.

💔The characters are so flat.
💔A bunch of scenes end with characters passing out. That‘s just sloppy.
💔 There were potential plot points in a plague, racism, or an underground rebellion, but the author chose to run with a super uninteresting love story? NO WHY STOP.
💔 Too much telling, not enough showing.
❤️ I mean, the cover is pretty so it has that going for it?

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morteana
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Trying, trying, trying to finish this book. I‘ve got the readin‘ blues, where I wanna love this but I. Just. Don‘t.
#amreading #catchingstars #caylakeenan #bookwormblues #2018debut #donotlike

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abbsinwonderland
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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Panpan

✨This book made me so, so angry and annoyed. I definitely don't have enough characters to express all my problems with it.. Basically, the scenes moved so fast it was hard to tell what was going on or even feel anything towards the MCs. It took me a MONTH to read this book.. Mostly because I just could not get into it. It also had a ton of spelling and grammar issues. Some sentences even had 2-3 words left out. Overall, just a horrid book. 🙈🤷

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abbsinwonderland
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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✨I'm having a really.. really.. really hard time getting into this book.... Alot of stuff just doesn't make sense.. The scenes move way too fast, I'm not sure if the author even knew what she was talking about at times. 🙈 I hate to DNF (I have a GoodReads goal to make😂), but this one might end up that way.🤷😫
#OwlCrate

Cailey_Mac Sounds like the type of book you drink a bottle of wine with and just go with it 😂💀 4y
abbsinwonderland @Cailey_Mac Yes! If only I still drank 🤦🙄 4y
Cailey_Mac Awww! I have yet to read this as well, but might skip over it completely now 💁🏻‍♀️ 4y
abbsinwonderland @Cailey_Mac Yeah, at this point I gotta tell myself "You're halfway through, might as well finish." ? It sucks cause I was stoked on the premise and idea of it, but the author just doesn't really deliver. 4y
Cailey_Mac Lame I hate when that happens! 😕 4y
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BookishGirl06
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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A few picks from my massive tbr. Vote away #makemereadit

LauraJ Can I choose to just cuddle the dragon? 4y
BookishGirl06 @LauraJ lol sure send all the virtual hugs you want 4y
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BethM That dragon! Dogs purpose but only if you want a good cry. 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick A Dog's Purpose, but don't read it in public. 4y
whofan4life A Dogs Purpose. Such a good book. Make sure you are stocked with kleenex. 4y
BookHoarder32 Love & Gelato 4y
Crewgurl I just finished The Bookshop on the Corner yesterday! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ read it!! 4y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Love & Gelato! Loved that book—such a cute, easy read. 4y
hes7 Love & Gelato!! 4y
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JamieLou
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Mehso-so

Cortana and I are in agreement: WTF was that ending? I charged through this book today looking for answers and UGH 😑

I would rate it 🤘🏼 normally. But I‘m so annoyed right now I feel like 👎🏼. But that seems unfair because the rest of it was GOOD. Basically I need a 🖕🏼 rating.

I‘M SO MAD YOU GUYS.

bookcyns I KNOW. I JUST FINISHED IT AND UGH. also how did you feel about Maddix?? Bc for me he was the reason this book wasn‘t 🤘🏼 4y
JamieLou @apollos-slytherin Yeah he was kind of trash. Like I think he‘s supposed to be a love interest but then he‘s just a huge dickhead the whole time. 4y
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JamieLou
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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It makes me crazy when I find typos in my books. Usually it‘s my $0.99 kindle books, but I‘ve found three in this printed version and it has made me grumpy. Also why do fantasy books always have such hard to pronounce names?

Slajaunie Always!!! 4y
MelissaSue81 This drives me crazy too. Why does this happen? 4y
BrittanyReads Agree with you on the hard to pronounce names. It bothers me so much. 4y
JamieLou @BBL4nkensh1p it‘s why I don‘t read much fantasy! 4y
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abbsinwonderland
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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✨I finished Sky in the Deep yesterday, along with Ace of Shades a few days ago. I'm hoping to post some reviews tomorrow.
✨In the meantime, it's on to Catching Stars! 💜
✨All three of the above mentioned books are from #OwlCrate. In fact, I finally have a full shelf of just OwlCrate books! 😊😄 There's even seven stacked behind the two books, plus about six to the left not pictured. 🙈
✨It's safe to say I LOVE OwlCrate.💜📚

ladym30 Me too!! 4y
gossamerchild I have yet to be truly disappointed by the book they pick. 4y
Marla I love my Owlcrate boxes! Catching Stars is okay. Not one of my favorites and from the reviews on here it‘s getting slammed. 4y
abbsinwonderland @Marla yasssss! Me, too. I delayed us leaving for our vacation to Tuesday to make sure I get my box on Monday 😂 4y
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Caffeinated_Reader
Catching Stars | Cayla Keenan
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This is book number 34 of my year and I gotta say I am looking forward to the adventure of it. This is a book I received with my #Owlcrate box subscription for #May also this month they included TWO books from two different authors so I am extremely happy that I ordered this box. I was also hangry today so much grumpy so excuse me while I fix that 🤷🏻‍♀️😆💜

Caffeinated_Reader Oh my stars!!! I loved this book so very much! I am so here for this story. I can‘t wait for part two I think it‘s a trilogy so trust me when I say you have to read this! I can‘t wait to finish this amazing story. It‘s so good. The ending gave me chills and made me want to scream NOOOOO man such a great story. 4y
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