October 13, 2015
A Sky Unbroken, by Megan Crewe
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.
I somehow got out of the loop in Megan Crewe’s trilogy. I saw her tweet about it, and I immediately went to NetGalley to see if A Sky Unbroken was available. I even broke my own rule of not reading and reviewing a story until it was 30 days from publication. Apparently, I’m a fan.
I’m glad that Skyler “found her voice” in the third book. In books 1 & 2 she just went along with the story as it happened to her. Book one had a strong Win vibe, book two had a strong Jules vibe, and book three was definitely about Skylar.
The pace in this one was fun, and the changing POV worked really well. There was a twist or two, and the ending was great. It wraps up the series, but if the author ever decided to return to the series, I suspect it would be an easy write.
The history aspect from book one was what got me to read, and even though the “romp through time” is gone from books 2 & 3, I still found plenty to love.
Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son (and does on occasion say “eh”), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she’s spent the last six years studying kung fu, so you should probably be nice to her. She has been making up stories about magic and spirits and other what ifs since before she knew how to write words on paper. These days the stories are just a lot longer.