- A deadly virus has mutated, and it has wiped out more than 90 percent of the world, so naturally when Earth is barely populated - someone from the outside will come over to take over. The aliens have arrived known as the E'rikson. They ignore the humans and have no contact with them until they come across Jace. Jax(Jasmine) and Jace are siblings, they're twins and one of the few survivors on Earth. Women are a necessity to the human race since they're so less, they are needed for future offspring's. Jax want's no part of being promised to a man so Jax and her twin Jace hunt to survive. One day, Jace is abducted by the E'rikson, the aliens. Jax can't do anything but watch in a horrifying manner. Soon, she finds a ally in Lir, a young teenager of the E'rikson who was left behind by his ship. The two of them form an alliance, with Jax who will help Lir through human territory and into the city because chances are the humans will kill the alien and Lir has no idea which path leads to where since he is unfamiliar with Earth. The alien promises Jax that he will sneak her into the E'rikson city where she can find her brother. Soon, she discovers a shocking secret that could effect the aliens and humanity forever..
- Well, hello to this beautiful cover.. Yes to readheads! There's not many in young adult novels when most tend to be blonde or either brunette. The model on the cover is gorgeous though, I also like how Skyscape has an amazing texture to their paperback books. It's so soft, almost like rubber. Anyway, moving on this was a wonderful story to read, and it has been on my TBR for quite some time now! I'm surprised how underrated this novel is, it mainly has good reviews - but not many people are aware of it. PICK IT UP ALREADY. Broken Skies has been compared to many popular novels already, it has similar vibes to Lux, Angelfall, and Alienated but they're all unique books from each other. I have always found aliens fascinating, so it's always great to read more about them.
- The heroine Jax is a kickass heroine, she is fierce, strong-willed, and badass. It was intriguing to see character growth in her because in the beginning her curiosity does get the best of her and it was fascinating to see her mature in a young lady. The bond between family always gets to me. Sometimes, I favor books more about family than romance. Romance is always sweet to have, but it's not required. Family is everything, they're blood or close to it.. I find books that emphasize family than romance are more stronger, those are the type of books that can make me cry such as If I Stay, and Angelfall. The alien Lir was amazing in his own way as well, it bothers me when aliens look somewhat human-like because I don't think in reality they ever do.. if they even exist. Theresa Kay offers something new in her book, the aliens eyes, funky hair, and body texture was unique. There is a stereotype of aliens looking small, machine-like, and kind of ugly.. but I don't believe they would ever really look completely like humans either since they're from a different planet and a different world. Lir's a wonderful character to read about, you can't help but fall in love with him. I so shipped the romance between Lir and Jax. There is no insta-love in this novel, the relationship does have a love and hate relationship in the beginning. The insta attraction was annoying though.. but it does progress into like once they are more comfortable around each other. Their relationship took gradual turns to develop which I find adorable and swoon worthy. I just wish the romance wasn't as angst, it's like one minute Jax trusts Lir, then she doubts him again based on suspicion, not cool. The secondary characters were unique in their ways as well especially Jace and the friend Flint.
- The world-building I was anticipated badly, and it was even greater than I expected although the plot twist wasn't as surprising. It was predictable ultimately. I couldn't put this novel down, I was so tired and sleepy yet I kept on reading and reading to find out what happens next. The plot is fast-paced and I was anxiously waiting for the ending to reveal itself. There isn't exactly a cliffhanger, but it does feel like one since you don't want the book to end. I cannot wait to read on what happens next with this series!
“.. But knowing about something and knowing what it feels like are two completely different things.”
Recommended for fans of Angelfall, The 5th wave, Lux, and Alienated.
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron