Monday 17 August 2015

ARC Review: A Sky Unbroken (Earth & Sky #3) by Megan Crewe

Summary: The rebels have been disbanded, their plans ruined. Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of Earthlings, into a living museum—a human zoo—on the Kemyates’ space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any move Skylar makes could result in the extinction of her people—but giving in means losing any hope of freedom.

Meanwhile, Win returns home and evades punishment by pretending to be loyal to Kemya. But he can’t bear knowing that Skylar is imprisoned or watch his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council’s lies about Earth. He must bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings freed—even if it means openly challenging his world’s rulers.

In this final book of the action-packed Earth & Sky trilogy, neither Skylar nor Win knows they are about to uncover an even deeper conspiracy—one that could push the future they’re fighting for completely out of reach.

Title: A Sky Unbroken
Series: Earth & Sky #3

Author: Megan Crewe

Publisher: Amazon Skyscape

Published: October 13th 2015

Rating: 3/5 stars

Amazon | Chapters | TBD

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

*sighs* I have been the number one advocate for this series ever since I read the first book and even more so when I read the second. But I am a little disappointed with the ending in this one.

I thought back in Earth & Sky that Win was SO BORING like zero personality and was not a good love interest for Skylar who had so much to offer. And when he said he was just kissing her as an experiment, I was glad because Skylar could move on and find someone who would actually care about her and her interests. Enter Jule in A Clouded Sky. He was everything Win wasn't and there was so much less Win in this one that I thought we were finally done with him being cast as more than a friend for Skylar. But you know YA, can't have a series without a love triangle. So in A Sky Unbroken, of course I am going to be disappointed that Jule was never endgame. Because I don't understand why build it up so much just to tear it all down.

I was okay with Skylar not forgiving Jule right away, even okay with her maybe not forgiving him in this book at all -- as long as it was hinted that she could do that and could move forward with him. But nope. That hope was dashed around 36% of the book and I was not okay with it.

I also thought that Win was almost out of character in this one because he never showed that he was capable of thinking and planning the operations -- only that he was able to go off script to get what he wanted. I wasn't a fan of him being in charge. I don't know, I just don't like Win. I didn't think he was developed enough in the last two novels to have his own pov AND take charge at the same time. I think it was asking too much of me as a reader to be okay with this.

Skylar was still great. I think she had a very central role but I'm not sure I'm okay with how she treated the other Earthlings throughout the novel. She wanted to show that Earth was strong and did the opposite. And I'm glad she owned up to it but I don't think she would have done that to begin with.

I was only okay with the conclusion of the overall arc and story. I thought the penultimate conclusion of what happened was kind of obvious from the beginning and I'm not sure I liked the path to get there. I think the twist (if you could call it that) was a little out there since here was nothing really leading to it that suggested it in the last two novels. It seemed like it relied heavily on the readers believing that these people would hide this fact from their own kind and that it could happen. I wasn't a fan.

It was good but not great. I wasn't too impressed with how some things turned out because it didn't seem like the rest of the novels were leading to what took place. It was more like this one did a 180 degree turn to face something else and I was a little disappointed.

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