Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help--but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save.
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
I was so excited to read Earth & Sky based on the summary alone. I adore alien-themed books that have crossover appeal. Although I liked Earth & Sky, I felt like there were a few too many plot holes and it took away some of my enjoyment of the book.
Poor Skylar. For years, she’s thought her visions meant she was crazy. She is super anxious all of the time because she has flashes of things that feel very wrong to her. But she meets Win and he explains away her craziness and tells her that aliens have been experimenting on humans for thousands of years.
The premise wasn’t a bad one, but later on in the book I didn’t really get why the experiments were continuing after the obvious “failures.” But I kind of went with it and got caught up in the suspense. There is a tiny touch of romance, but not nearly enough for me.
There were some slow parts, but since this is a series starter, I think the intention in this book was to focus on world building before getting to the more juicier bits. I think the series has potential and I’ll probably check out the next book to see where the author takes the plot.
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!