- File Size: 1266 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Publication Date: September 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075MK1CP6
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The book summary does make it sound like religion is a main focus, but while it plays a role, I (an atheist) never felt like I was being preached at. It's a nice plot point, but you don't have to be "into" religion to appreciate what the author is doing here.
This is a well-done, attention-keeping, pleasurable read--definitely give it a shot!
It's a fun story set in a futuristic Society, with a female protagonist. There is Adventure, some plot surprises, and delicious villains. It was emotionally engaging and had moments that made me want to cry. The characters are solid, and overall the book has a very clean and polished feel to it. I would call it science fiction but it isn't much more than simply being futuristic.
I definitely recommend, particularly for teenagers who like this sort of thing. Avery could also be a good role model for younger girls. The book is clean enough that I wouldn't hesitate to give it to my daughter.
I read this book for the #AuthorBookClub on Twitter, but had been eyeing it for a while.
A problem a lot of speculative fiction faces is building the fictional world through "info dumps." That was not the case with "Asrian Skies." With a narrator who already has extensive knowledge of the world, Wheeler avoids offloading too much information at any given point by trusting her readers to put the picture together from hints that are skillfully woven in at the perfect time. That gave this story realism and grounded it.
I thought the characters were great. Each one was unique, and each one had a purpose in the story's world and the plot.
On that note, there were several twists that took me by surprise, in the best way possible. I like not being able to guess a story's ending, and I like being surprised by characters.
My only complaints are: I wished Avery had more agency especially at the beginning; most of the plot happened to her instead of because of her. This is a minor complaint, as she did take action at the end and it mirrored real life in which sometimes things happen to us and our choices might not have much impact on the world around us. Also, I liked the idea of Avery and Merrick's relationship having longer history, but something about it felt a little flat to me. Maybe it was because we saw so little of them interacting, though I don't know how that could have been changed given their situation.
Overall, a good story that oozes with thought and makes sci-fi feel grounded. It's one of my favorite space stories yet, and I'm excited to read more in the series!
There is so much I love about the story. First of all, character. The MC and protagonist, Avery, is well developed and has a wonderful arc. She had my sympathy right from the start. I was excited by how well I got to know her and how real she felt. Second, the plot itself - was so intriguing, I couldn't wait to figure out how everything would be resolved. All of the aspects fit well in the story. Third, world building - or should I say universe building? It was simple enough to understand and follow, but still had that wonderful sci-fi feeling.
I am excited to read more by this author and to delve more deeply in to the worlds she has created.
Once I picked it back up and restarted it, I was hooked. I read it in three days.
Asrian Skies is a space opera set in a world far above our own. The reader follows the Main Character, a female named Avery, who turns out being part of the royality of her planet. For me this book reminded me of The Hunger Games, and maybe that's one reason why I really enjoyed it. It has a female lead who isn't crazy wrapped up in a love story, though she is involved in one. Instead, she's faced with the task of protecting her planet and those surrounding it. You have action, tension, and twists that you won't see coming.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit of space, flying, The Hunger Games, a little drama, and fighting for the right thing, no matter how much the enemy tries to beat it out of you.
If you do nothing else, read the preview available on Amazon and give it a taste. It'll be worth it, and you'll want the book. I cannot wait to get my hands on Book 2.
The only thing left is to decide who's team I'm on...Def NOT #TeamChase