Today’s book is Take Back The Skies:
Author: Lucy Saxon
Series: Take Back The Skies Series #1
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Summary: Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya.
She’s one of the privileged – she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever.
So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat’s world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all . . .
OMG. This book is AMAZING. I cried. Many times. Profusely.
I do feel like a minority, as Goodreads has so many bad reviews for this book. But, I loved it. After meeting Lucy at YALC 2015 as well, and one of my friends practically forcing the book into my recommendations, I knew that I had to pick up this book. I’m glad I did.
Everyone says this book was very standard, and dull, but all I saw was this amazing world flourishing inside my mind, with beautiful description and a great plot line.
The ending. I mean, really? Kill my feelings much? Thanks. Many tissues are needed. Everyone finds the epilogue pretty bad, and I have to agree, it is a flaw within the writing. I hated it. But just before that? Well played, Lucy.
But, for such a young author, Lucy Saxon looks to be a very promising author, that I will be keeping my eyes out for. From what I’ve seen, there will be companion books set within the same world, which I’m not quite sure about, as I would’ve preferred others within the same characters.
Overall, an amazingly written book which you should DEFINITELY check out, by an author who is now going to be one of my auto-buy authors, and she was so lovely when I met her.