Good evening, bloggers! This will probably be my final book review for this year. I can’t wait to read and share more reviews for 2017. Here’s my review for the second book from The Broken Sky Chronicles, by Jason Chabot.
In the first book, Below, Hokk and his fox sidekick, Nym, are living in exile in the barren plains of Below, surviving on anything they can find. Meanwhile, in the floating islands in Above, Elia works as a lowly servant girl in the Mirrored Palace. The edges of the island have always been seen as borders that no one dares to approach. However, when a natural disaster occurs, Elia falls down to Below. And that’s where she meets Hokk. Together, the two plan to escape the dangers of Below and get back to Above.
Now in the second book, Above, Elia and Hokk are separated after unusual circumstances. For weeks, Elia tries to survive in the lands of Below, all the while trying to gain acceptance from the Torkin marauders, especially because she’s seen as a dangerous outsider.
Just when she starts to feel she’ll never return home, she and Hokk are reunited, and Hokk has a plan to get the two of them out of Below indefinitely. Once they finally make it to Above, they realize it’s not over. Their quest has become a lot more complicated than they’d expected. They’re led into the scorching sand dunes, where the sun’s rays become a threat to Hokk’s life. However, they are rescued by a privileged family who seem to have ties to those who Elia has tried to infiltrate. During their stay with the family, though, Elia and Hokk stumble upon secrets that pose a threat to Elia’s plans to save Hokk, herself, and her own family.
Although I think the first book was quite interesting, this new installment was even better. The secrets, along with the suspense, really had me turning the pages. Now I’m really curious about the final book. So if you haven’t, I recommend you read the first book. Afterward, it gets better. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!
Above: The Broken Sky Chronicles, Book 2 will be released on February 7, 2017.
*I received this copy from Turner Publishing, as part of the Review Team.
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