*I received this book from Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*
Title: A Sky Unbroken
Author: Megan Crewe
Publisher: Razorbill, an imprint of the Penguin Group
Publication Date: October 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The rebels have been disbanded, their plans ruined. Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of Earthlings, into a living museum—a human zoo—on the Kemyates’ space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any move Skylar makes could result in the extinction of her people—but giving in means losing any hope of freedom. Meanwhile, Win returns home and evades punishment by pretending to be loyal to Kemya. But he can’t bear knowing that Skylar is imprisoned or watch his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council’s lies about Earth. He must bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings freed—even if it means openly challenging his world’s rulers. In this final book of the action-packed Earth & Sky trilogy, neither Skylar nor Win knows they are about to uncover an even deeper conspiracy—one that could push the future they’re fighting for completely out of reach.
An exciting trilogy reaches a thrilling conclusion in this final book of the Earth and Sky series by Megan Crewe. I’m sad it’s over! A Sky Unbroken will have you on edge, hopeful for the characters’ success, but uncertain if they will be able to achieve the goals they pursue. This is one of my favourite YA series that I’ve read in the past few years, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed with Crewe’s ending. She leaves this story open so that we have hope that we might see more of Win, Skylar and the other rebels.
Crewe shocks us with the unthinkable in this story. It’s impossible to fathom. How do we move forward from here? No Spoilers! You’ve gotta red to know! I loved Crewe’s courage to write what she does, to embrace the extreme, to make her story even stronger. I don’t think I would have liked it quite the same if she’d taken another route. It’s just so crazy that it could really be true. It really makes this trilogy stand out from the other. Her plot twist is a big risk that definitely has a lot of people struggling to digest. Crewe really calls into question the meaning of life: what does it mean to live? How does one move forward when all is lost? What is humanity? It’s fantastic!
Alongside her story, Crewe has great character development. Her characters are strong and they all insist on their individuality and their strength, despite their race or gender. The more I read about Skylar, the more I liked her. She’s one of a kind on this Kemate planet. The other humans are sedated, mindless. She fights for humanity even with those who think her expendable. While she does love (yes there is a love triangle–the one downside), her identity isn’t constructed based on the men around her. She doesn’t let them define her. She doesn’t know fully what she’s looking for in love, but why not have a little fun while she can? She understands that her life will never be the same, and she doesn’t really no fully how to move forward, however, she is lucky to find companionship along the way. Her relationships are secondary to the main plot. It’s not the focus, but it does happened.
Overall, LOVED this final book in the Earth and Sky series.