ABOUTTitle: Earth & Sky
Author: Megan Crewe
Series: Earth & Sky #1
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Release Date: October 28th 2014
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Source: e-ARC from publisher via NetGalley
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.
I received an e-ARC from Skyscape through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fact in no shape or form affects my review. Except for the existence of the review itself. I received no compensation for this review in any way.This is my honest opinion of the work.
First of all, I'd like to say, "WHOA." I didn't expect the lore of the planet, Kemya and Earth to turn out like that. I think that is a really creative and original idea that Megan Crewe has done with this book and the back story to the whole debacle in this book. Of course you'll have to read it to find out what I mean. ;)
Skylar is a really fantastic character. She's obviously smart from the beginning as she talks about school and how hard she works at it. She's also smart in how she deals with Win too. She's wary and it makes me so happy. She doesn't just run off with him to save the world at his first mention that it needs to be saved. She is wary of his intentions and of his statements. Not only that, Sky also calls Win out on his bullshit. The book is told in Skylar's point of view and it makes Skylar such a vivid and real character to me. I could totally imagine her as one of my friends. I could relate to her in pretending that everything is fine and normal. She's strong too. Even though she's afraid, she soldiers on and remembers the bigger picture: saving the world. She's a Gryffindor for sure.
Win is really manipulative and sketchy in the beginning. I like that Skylar didn't fully trust him. I suppose in some sense that she's right not to trust him. He tells her some of the truth, but not the whole truth. Just enough to get her to go with him on the journey. You can obviously tell that he's the romantic interest, there wasn't much romance going on and I liked that. It was very much about the mission that they were on and what they were going to do about it. I don't have much to say about Win, since I paid more attention to Skylar and her awesomeness. (sorrynotsorry)
There's a lot of time traveling done in this book and I really enjoyed the part where Skylar was struggling between choosing the greater good or something for herself. It was real and it is something that I think everyone would probably struggle with in Skylar's position. Sometimes characters are so damn righteous it annoys me and it's so unreal. I don't think anyone could be completely righteous when they are in a situation in which they could have a chance to change something and have to make the choice of choosing the one or the many.
I really enjoyed this book and it's so vividly real even with the sci-fi aspects. This book is fabulous and Megan Crewe really did a great job with this one.