Broken Skies – Book Review

Broken Skies is a young-adult, dystopian, science fiction, romance novel written by a Virginia-based Author, Teresa Kay. Published on January 28th, 2014 by Harlequin Teen publishers, the book is set in a post-apocalyptic world subjugated by aliens.

Humans are almost going extinct and a group of aliens called E’rikon have just arrived and are trying to settle in. The aliens are pretty harmless. They know how to keep things to themselves and coexist with humans. Until one day when they abduct the brother to a seventeen-year old girl named Jax Mitchell.

To save her brother, Jax has to form an edgy alliance with a young lad that aliens left high and dry in the woods. Jax is all game. She’ll guide the boy through the city; provided he finds his way through the human proof barrier without getting caught. A tough call huh!

Jax isn’t used to letting people touch her, but for reason even she cannot explain, she finds herself attracted to the alien boy. Her feelings are requited as the alien boy is equally drawn to her.

She can’t read the alien’s true motives. And in a way, the alien boy is completely unaware that she could be worth more than she looks.

On the other side of the story, the connection human have with the aliens is gradually ebbing. All the two parties ever wanted was a peaceful coexistence. But following a series or horrible twists and turns of events that have been happening lately, both humans and the aliens are being threatened to be wiped out. The earth itself is on the brink of a cataclysmic ruin.

One thing readers won’t fail to notice upon reading the first chapter of the book is the author’s superb writing style. It’s almost impossible to come by an author who’ll keep readers interested in reading a book all the way to its end without being compelled to take a break at some point. But Teresa does it in a way.

She makes them feel like digging deeper, for more of the story. And before they know it, they’re doing the last chapter, where the cliff-hanger just makes its sequel a must-read.

Overall, Broken Skies is a superb read, exactly the type of book you’d want to recommend to anyone looking for something to blow them away.

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