Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Broken Skies by Theresa Kay


Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.

In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell's world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.

Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken Jax’s brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple.

Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.

With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

This was a great alien/human romance novel! I loved the main character and I thought the world building was so interesting. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment to the series. Especially after the ending!

Jax really drew me in. I loved how I always felt her emotions in the story. She has gone through some horrible stuff, but she manages to stay strong and keep on surviving. Her voice felt authentic and I thought she dealt with the kidnapping of her brother in a brave way.

Lir was a solid love interest and I enjoyed never having a good read on him. At times, I wondered like Jax if he really was a good guy or not. My only complaint was I couldn’t really picture how Jax could be physically attractive to him (honestly I couldn’t get past the scales on his back).

The plot was fast moving, but I never felt like any parts were rushed. The alien and human societies were detailed, but I never felt like the author was giving too much away.

The ending left me with a lot of questions, so I’m eagerly waiting for the next book. Anyone who loves YA romances with a sci-fi twist will definitely enjoy Broken Skies.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic review! Awesome that you got something you enjoyed the heck out of :) WRITE ON!