“OH MY GOD I NEED THE NEXT BOOK!!!” were the exact words I said right after I finished reading this book. I’m not even entirely sure if this has a sequel BUT IT NEEDS TO HAVE ONE (or more than one) BECAUSE I NEED MORE!!!
Broken Skies is not like any other books I’ve read before because honestly, I don’t really read much sci-fi novels to begin with. It always takes me a lot of convincing before I give in and read a sci-fi book. I’m pretty much good at watching sci-fi shows but not so much at reading them. However, this one proved to be an exception.
As always, before reading the book, I checked it out on Goodreads first and I was overwhelmed with the positive reviews this book has received, which in turn made me more excited to read it.
The book follows Jax in her quest to save his brother, Jace, who was abducted by an Alien species called E’rikon. However, in order to save him, she must work with Lir, an E’rikon, and things got pretty complicated in the process.
The book was pretty much filled with action which was really thrilling and it gave me a great experience while reading it. I read this in a span of two days because, I kid you not, I couldn’t put it down. The world-building was great, although it took me a while to fully understand it because I wasn’t sure how to imagine it.
The characters were well-written and dynamic. Both Jax and Lir were strong characters and I felt attached to them early, which was a good thing. They also had great chemistry and I found myself smiling most of the time because of that.
I loved Jax’s character. She’s strong, intelligent and badass. I loved the way her character was written. Amidst all the badassery she’s got, she’s vulnerable at times and I liked it so much because it made her character more human and believable and it was really great to see how deeply the author delved into that. I also loved her relationship with her twin brother, Jace. They were pretty tight. It made me wish I had a brother (which I’ve always wanted by the way.)
Lir came off a bit cocky/jock-y for me at first, but as the story progressed he turned out to be the opposite. I loved his sense of humor and his sharp wit. He’s a decent guy, which is pretty cool for an alien. Actually, I even forgot that he was one because his actions turned out normal, like what a normal person would do. There were times I doubted his motives but I still believe in him.
The story was really captivating and enjoyable to read. I’m really really excited to read the next one. There has to be a next one because I need to know what happens next. The book didn’t end in a cliffhanger, don’t worry. But it sure as hell will leave you craving for more, like it did for me.
I’m also looking forward to reading Theresa Kay’s other/upcoming works. I’m very impressed by her writing style. These are the times where I wish her books are locally available because I sure need this one on my shelf.