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Lauren DeStefano has a way with words. I was immediately swept up into this new world, and new characters. I always thought the language of her Chemical Garden series was lovely, but this was even better. There were several instances where I actually teared up just from how beautiful her writing was; how perfect a sentence or paragraph was.
I tried to read it slow, to savor the story, but I fell into a "one more chapter...okay, really one more chapter..." vicious cycle. I didn't want it to end. I got to the last sentence and turned the page wishing Book 2 was suddenly there.
Morgan is a wonderful main character. I love her thoughts. And though everyone seems to love Pen the most (which I do like her, don't get me wrong), it's Lex who interests me the most. Basil seems too perfect, but I think it's merely because we see him through Morgan's eyes, and she sees him as perfect and strong and always there for her. Judas and Amy are fascinating characters as well. They both interest me in different ways.
The setup of using Daphne's essay at the beginning of each chapter was very well done, and each snippet was perfect.
Have I said that I loved this yet? LOVE!
Lauren has slayed me yet again with her gorgeous writing.
The book takes place on a land in the sky, Internment. According to their history the reason for their "internment" in the sky is that the god of the ground decided to destroy them for their selfish ways but the sky god thought them too good to waste. He decided to save them by taking a chunk of earth, putting it in the sky, and promising the god of the ground that humans would never interfere with the ground again. Over the years Internments society evolved to the point they are at now; arranged marriages, assigned housing, and birthing queues. When there is a murder for the first time in our MC, Morgan's, lifetime it shakes the population and has a few of them doubting the truths of Internment and the sky god.
The idea for the book is well built and the characters are deeply developed. Destefano is great at making her characters feel like real people. Their thoughts and motives could easily be my thoughts and motives. Morgan has spent most of her life wondering about the ground and what lies down there. I liked that this curiosity was already a part of her. A lot of characters require something bad to happen in order for them to question their surroundings but its only human nature to want to know about places and things we are told not to question, the fact that Morgan does this makes her even more real to me.
The pacing for the book was really good yet I still found myself putting the book down and walking away. It wasn't until towards the end that I really started to get engrossed in the story and didn't want to put the book down, sadly that's when it ended. I have high hopes that the next book is where the real excitement will pick up. I'm looking forward to what Morgan's next adventure holds in store for her.
One of my favorite lines from the book is when Morgan interrupts her brother Lex while he is writing. I kind of laughed and wondered if the line stemmed from Lauren's personal experience:
"I needed to stop anyway," he says. "None of the pieces are right. Sometimes you have to ignore it until it decides to be reasonable again."
In the short I LOVED IT! I read it in a day and I so want to read more!! I hope to get an ARC of book two way sooner than a year from now! But, at least I have other stories to keep my company until then.
I love how much time Destefano took in creating this new world that hangs in the sky. It didnt bog down the story and it really made you think about what the characters are going through. I would be one on the ship no doubt! I have always wanted to travel the world. I loved all the characters especially Basil whose love is unyielding even after all the world goes to crap!
I think it would be interesting to know when you were going to die like they do in this story. That you are born you are married off and you know who you are going to be married to at a young age. Then you do what you can for your trade and then you are basically killed off. All in around 80 years or so.
It would also be interesting to know who you are going to marry. With them being in 10th grade they already know. It would be neat to form ties that young. I think in some cases it would form bonding relationships. The only sucky thing is if your betrothed dies then you are stuck being along FOREVER and well thats just not cool. That I couldnt live with at all.
Ok so this one is a big giantic 5 stars for me! Now to hunt down a finished signed copy!
"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."\
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