by Megan Crewe
Narrated by : Whitney Dykhouse
Series: Earth & Sky #1
Published by Brilliance Audio Release date : October 28th, 2014
Length: 10 hrs
Source: The Publisher | Format: Audiobook
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Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the visions of disaster that torment her, nothing ever happens, and Sky's beginning to think she's crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: that our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, life on Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for humans and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar's help to save the world and keep the very fabric of reality together. Megan Crewe's latest tale takes readers on a mind-bending journey through time with a cast of unforgettable characters.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Earth & Sky was a new to me title that I was beyond excited to get my hands on once I saw it available on audio. I love the concept of time travel – even though it’s complexity leaves me baffled sometimes. Still, TIME TRAVEL. Add in aliens? WIN. <– Ha, get it?
Sky has been suffering with severe panics attacks since she can remember. Over the years, she has learned how to hide just how much they affect her and how often they happen. Enter Win – a mysterious boy who explains the truth about her attacks and what is happening to her world. Together they join forces and travel through time and around the world to piece together the weapon that will destroy his races’ ability to experiment on the human race.
Earth & Sky was chock full of action! I loved the time traveling aspect of course, but the world building was written really well. Although I wish we would have learned more about Win’s planet, I thought everything else was explained well and I was never confused on what was going on.
I really liked Sky. She was very open-minded to what Win explained to her about their worlds – and what exactly was happening to hers. She is strong, determined and quite stubborn, but with such a big heart. She is very smart too – the clues as to where to go and what to get were slightly difficult to figure out, but her logic putting two and two together was genius. Win, was such an interesting character. He is part of rebel group working to stop his people from destroying the Earth. He was fascinated with Earth, their customs and even a cold, it wasn’t hard to adore him.
There is a hint at a romance – but it’s not overwhelming to the plot. I love romance in my books, but I’m glad it took a back seat. I see things changing for both Sky and Win in future installments (and I can’t wait!) but I’m glad things were “slow” for them here in Earth & Sky.
The narrator, Whitney Dykhouse, was the perfect fit. I loved her voice and the execution was spot on.
Overall – I really liked Earth & Sky. There is still so much to learn about this world and Win’s people – I cannot wait for the second book.
Have you read Earth & Sky? If so, what did you think?
What are your thoughts on Time Travel? Do you love it? Or run from it?