Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Released: 7th November 2013
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Series: Yes #2 in the Monument 14 series
Source: ARC from Publisher
Find at: Goodreads | Amazon UK | The Book Depository
Author Site: Emmy Laybourne
Many thanks to the Publisher for my review copy, this is in exchange for an honest review.
Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.
Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .
Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected. .
Normally I find that if I give the first book in the series a five star rating I'm a little hard on the second book. Sometimes it doesn't always live up to amazingness of the first book, how wrong am I! Sky on Fire deserves the same praise as Monument 14. I simply loved it. There was the same level of tension that held me rapt, the characters are brilliant; such a mixed bunch.
Top praise and I really cannot simply wait for another instalment in this series. Bravo Emmy Laybourne you have simply created an amazing series.
I love post apocalyptic books and this series has to be my favourite so far.
If you haven't read Monument 14 get a copy now. And then read it and scoot down to the book store and get Sky on Fire too, you will not be disappointed.
I'm really mean with 5 stars, but this one coasts in clear of the 5 star rating.
Amazing, tense and exciting.
My Thoughts on the cover:
This one is really spooky but it really does capture the essence of the book. I love it and would definitely pick it up in the book store.
You can see my review of Monument 14 HERE