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We Own the Sky is a romance unlike a lot of them out there. The story deals with human muses & their personalities, Sylvia's dreams & love of music, letting loose the social butterfly within her, the past a threat in the wrong hands, & the looming presence of the original nine Muses. The theme of this book is complications with Sylvia in the center, relationships unraveling, & a Muse determined to straighten everything out, even if it means extreme methods.
Don't let the light tone of the writing fool you. Optimism runs high & the darkening horizon approaches. As everything becomes clear, the suspense builds and the reader is waiting for the ball to drop on Sylvia Baker. The dreamer is vulnerable & the past rears its ugly head. Don't hate Sara Crawford too much for the ending (& that means "don't peek") for the silver lining usually comes with a darkening cloud. Try We Own the Sky & kudos on a such a cool title.
While the story line is strong and will keep your interest, there are a number of topics that might catch the interest of the reader. Mental illness and its definition should be at the top of the list, as well as the manner in which different kinds of mental illness are treated--appropriately or inappropriately. Mundane topics such as a single father raising a little girl, drug use in the music industry, the idea of merit versus "who you know" in the world of work, appropriate dress for home, school, dates, etc., and even whether every teen really needs to get their driver's license are touched on. Greater topics such as defining "art," the value in learning mythology, the differences between formal music classes like band or choir versus private lessons or advantages are clearly reflected in this first book in the series.
Going forward, this reader would like to know whether we will meet a truly insane person--and whether there will be discussions of mortality and how the muses traditional, immortal role will play out in a half-human, half-muse being. In addition to reconciling this first book's conclusion with the discrepancy it brings to mind when comparing it to how the reader would want it to work out, the reader has to wonder what will happen once all the original muses awaken. Will the gods become involved? So many questions, and readers will want to read the remaining two books just to learn these kinds of answers. While we may expect the writing style to continue its focus on the young adult reader, all readers will be interested to learn how the story continues.
Music is the soul of this book. I highly recommend keeping you tube open because, like the “flickering people,” listening to Sylvia’s music raises the reader to a place of understanding. By listening to Sylvia’s favorite bands and songs, you get into her headspace and it’s a really cool place to be.
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I really enjoyed reading we own the sky. It is a great YA book that flows nicely and the characters meshed well.Read more