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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Broken Skies Blog Tour - Review + Kindle Paperweight/$50 Amazon GC Giveaway: Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1) by Theresa Kay


Author: Theresa Kay
Series: Broken Skies
Number in Series: 1
Re-release Date: January 13, 2015

Publisher: Skyscape
Genre
: Dystopian/Paranormal Romance/Young Adult
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Synopsis from Goodreads
Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.


In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell's world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.

Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken Jax’s brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple.

Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.

With the alien and the human at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

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    Broken Skies is a dystopian story about a girl named Jax (aka Jasmine, but don't call her Jasmine). The human race has pretty much been wiped out after the Collapse. Now Jax and her twin brother Jace live in a protected and gated community she can't stand. She is being told what to do and who to marry. She knows she has to break away. When she manages to sneak away, she notices an alien ship. They never get near human cities, they usually leave them be. But sadly, the E'rickon have kidnapped Jace. Now in order to find him, Jax is being helped by the young E'rickon, Lir, that was left behind. Jax knows she can't trust him, but he is the only person who can take her to his city to rescue her brother before it is too late.

     We got another book worth drooling over. I am so excited for book 2, I don't even know what to do with myself. Our main character, Jax, is one hell of a heroine. She lives in a place where women don't have much of a say or they are thought of as lesser beings. She lets you know immediately she has a mind of her own and she is not afraid to use it. Something happened to her in her past that has toughened her up and makes her hate being touched. However, she is being helped by a seemingly stranded alien named Lir. Lir was a very interesting character. He is very complex. You are not sure whether to trust him or not. Why was he and his fellow aliens in the woods where Jax was in the first place? Why did they take only her brother and what will they do to him? All sorts of questions you will ask yourself about him

     But despite that, I loved the growing attraction between Jax and Lir. They are from two different worlds (literally), but something is brewing between them. Jax fights it as much as she could though. She has panic attacks when someone touches her, but she does just fine when touched by Lir. He brings something out in her. Sadly though, too much things stand in the way. Humans and aliens are at such odds with each other, it could start a war. They know what is at stake which is why Jax fights her feelings as much as she can.

      The twist and turns of the plot are amazing. We don't immediately know much about the world Jax lives in. It wasn't explained much in the beginning, so it will drive you nuts, but only for a minute. It did for me. But I did love the slow reveal. I love the adventure side of the book as well. Jax and Lir are traveling to his city, a city run by aliens. Jax has no idea what to expect, but she will do anything to get her brother back even if that means going deep into enemy territory. But along the way, Jax learns some huge secrets about herself that will change her life forever. She also finds out things about Lir that makes trusting him more and more difficult. Trust me, the events that take place will have you leave your jaw on the floor.

     This is a wonderful read. A great book for YA lovers and those who love dystopian reads. So win-win. Following these characters on their journey and discovering their secrets was such a blast. Kay does such a great job laying out the incredible world she created and I can't wait to visit it again. There is so much more to explore. The characters are memorable and complex. The book is fast paced, adventurous, and mysterious. If you are looking for an exciting read, you can't go wrong with this. It is one hell of a pageturner. Highly recommended.


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About Theresa Kay

The only person she knows who had a subscription to Writer's Digest at eleven and was always excited to write research papers, Theresa has been putting words to paper since a young age. Living in the mountains of central Virginia with her husband and two kids, she works as a paralegal by day, binges on Netflix at night and finds bits of time in between reading almost everything she can get her hands on and laundry to craft stories that tend to feature broken characters in sci-fi or paranormal worlds, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure. She's constantly lost in one fictional universe or another and is a self-proclaimed “fangirl” who loves being sucked in to new books or TV shows. Theresa originally wanted to write horror novels as an ode to her childhood passion for Stephen King, but between her internal Muse’s ramblings and the constant praise for her sci-fi pieces from her writer’s group – The Rebel Writers – she knew she should stick with what was working.

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