Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Review: Night Sky
Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book had it all – action, romance, drama, all set in a future and revolving around a girl who suddenly finds herself “Greater-Than” all her peers. While the story is set in the future, it managed to convince sell the futuristic idea without jamming crazy techno devices down my throat. The end result was a completely engaging romantic YA story filled with tons of awkward, awful, and adorable high school moments. Oh, and super powers. Lots of super powers.
Skylar begins the book as your average teenager. She has an overprotective single mom, babysits the neighbors kid, Sasha, a few nights a week, and has a BFF named Calvin who goes to school with her. Everything begins to fall apart when Sasha turns up missing. This would just be heartbreaking and sad, but not out of the ordinary except that Skylar sensed it was going to happen. While weird, it is just the beginning. An insane, “joker-ed” woman trying to kill Sky in a supermarket results in her introduction to the world of the “Greater-Than,” courtesy of her rescuer, Dana. Greater-Thans (GTs) are an elite group of girls are gifted with varying degrees of superpowers in the form of telepathy, mind control, telekinesis, premonitions, or visions. Until Sky came along, it was believed that GTs only had one or two basic powers. Apparently, Sky is the total package, having almost all the powers that GTs can have. The story follows Sky on her journey from awkward teen to something much more.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight what I loved most about this book – the characters. Each character we meet is so wonderfully developed and unique that I never wanted to leave this great little world. Calvin, Sky’s best friend, had such a well thought out and interesting story that I was hooked from the beginning. I love their dynamic and “real” friendship. From the jocks at school, to all the parents, there wasn’t a single thing I’d add or change. Last, but certainly not least, is Milo. I’m absolutely in love with the adorably awkward romance that began in this book between Milo and Sky. It travels seamlessly through the overall story without being clunky or interfering with all the action. This book manages to equally be a paranormal romance and a sci-fi action/mystery. The mystery element will keep you on the edge of your seat, rooting for our band of misfit heroes. If you’re worried about cliffhangers, don’t! This story has a solid beginning and end, while still making me want more from these characters. I can definitely say that this is a series I’ll be keeping a close eye on. I can’t wait to see what happens next for Dana, Milo, Calvin and Sky!
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