Review: Sky On Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Posted May 21, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Sky On Fire

Series: Monument 14 #2
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Publish Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Number of pages: 212
Source: Received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion
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Book Description:
The world hasn’t ended…yet.

In this sequel to MONUMENT 14, the group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two. Most of the kids are making a desperate run on their recently repaired school bus for the Denver airport where they hope to reunite with their parents, be evacuated to safety, and save their dying friend.

But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters, and not all the kids were willing to get on the bus. Left behind in a sanctuary that has already been disturbed once, the remaining kids try to rebuild the community they lost. But when the issues are life and death, love and hate, who can you really trust?

If you are hoping that everything calms down, you are in for one hell of a ride. We also get two perspectives during Sky On Fire.

I loved being able to get inside Alex’s head.  Their circumstances were dire, but they somehow manage to stick together.  They make their own little family.  I was glad that they have such a close bond to each other.  They see some pretty bad things on the road, but so does Dean at the store.  Dean tries his hardest to take care of those that stayed behind.  He doesn’t realize just how strong he can be for them until the moment is on him.  They take things as they come, and try their best to deal with it.  I can’t image being forced into the situations that these kids are.

This book takes you on an emotional rollercoaster.  One minute you’re terrified, and the next you’re giggling with something that Max says.  I don’t think there is an emotion that you don’t go through.  Sky on Fire is very much about trusting those you are with, and becoming a mini family.  You should also never lose hope.  Even though things seem dire, there’s always something to hope for.
Sorry this review is so short, but I didn’t want to give any spoilers for those that haven’t read Monument 14 yet.  If you liked the first book, definitely pick up the sequel.  It’s fast paced, and you won’t want to put it down.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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