Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Review: Sky on Fire, by Emmy Laybourne @EmmyLaybourne

Sky on Fire is an excellent second book in the Monument 14 series.

The group is split at the end of Monument 14. Sky on Fire is narrated from two perspectives: Alex, who is on the move, and Dean who is still in the superstore. Both groups are not having an easy time. They continue to encounter severe obstacles -- usually other people wanting to steal the few supplies they have.

Laybourne isn't afraid to kill off our heroes, so be prepared. But I really appreciate that in a story -- it makes it so real.

I'm giving Sky on Fire more "hats" than Monument 14 because of the ending. It's a great wrap up. All isn't perfect, but the kids are in a more stable situation, and there are some really happy reunions (which may be a little unbelievable, but I love it). However, the ending almost assures us there will be another adventure for at least some of these kids.

Sky on Fire is short and riveting. I would love to introduce some of my reluctant readers to this series. Boys will enjoy this survival story as much as girls -- there's violence and dirt, and the romance isn't too mushy. This series is definitely worth the short time it takes to read!

Published by Feiwel & Friends, May 28, 2013
ARC obtained from Around the World ARC Tours
224 pages (qualifies for my Books You Can Read in a Day Challenge!)

Rating: 4/5





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2 comments:

  1. I'm really glad to see you enjoyed this one, Annette! I had a few issues with the first book, but I really like the premise, and it definitely has a lot of promise. Plus, Emmy is a wonderful writer. I'll definitely need to read this one now, too. Great review :)

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  2. I really liked book one, so I'm looking forward to reading this! I'm very nervous about this though "Laybourne isn't afraid to kill off our heroes, so be prepared." I agree, that does make the story more realistic, so I guess I'll be okay with it. Glad to hear you enjoyed this so much. Fantastic review, Annette!

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