Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Reviews - Broken Skies by Theresa Kay

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing a book I was send by the author herself; Broken Skies by Theresa Kay!

As always, a quick synopsis!



After the Collapse wiped out more than 90 percent of humanity, the aliens arrived. Known as the E’rikon, they sit within a shielded city, content to ignore the dwindling human settlements. Seventeen-year-old tomboy Jax Mitchell and her twin brother, Jace, are among the survivors, living within the community of Bridgelake.


When a terrified yet defiant Jax watches the E’rikon kidnap Jace, she decides to rescue him on her own. Wracked by crippling nightmares and panic attacks, Jax finds an ally in Lir, a handsome teenage E’rikon who was left behind by his ship. The two of them form an unlikely partnership, with Jax guiding Lir through human territory while the alien promises to sneak her into the E’rikon city. But as Jax’s connection with Lir intensifies, she discovers a shocking secret—one that could have catastrophic effects on humans and aliens alike.
 






Overall, I really enjoyed this book! If you've been around for a while, you know that I haven't read a ton of paranormal YA, but I do enjoy it. The main storyline I have to compare this to is the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and I loved that series. 

Similarity wise, these are two very different stories. Lux focused more on the romance side, and while there was still a romance in Broken Skies, it wasn't the main focus, which I liked.

The main character in this story, Jax, is definitely a kick butt character! She takes nothing from nobody and frankly, I loved her personality. Even when there was the opportunity for a budding relationship, she didn't let it stop her from her goal of saving her brother.

I found this book to be a little reminiscent of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, the survival/travelling aspect mainly. There is also another similarity, but that is a major spoiler, so I'm not even going to talk about it.

A few things I hope are worked on in the other books in the trilogy;

  • I didn't really get what caused the "Collapse," I may have missed it or can't remember it now, but I felt like it was made out to be this huge deal, on why the aliens are there, it wasn't really explained
  • Why are the aliens there? This is fairly similar to my first point, but it was never mentioned what there purpose was. There was a mention of some health issues, maybe that was it.

Overall, I highly enjoyed this book and read it in less than a day. I gave it a 4/5 stars on Goodreads!

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