BROKEN SKIES is the first novel in a young adult science fiction trilogy by Theresa Kay. Perfect for fans of Angelfall by Susan Ee and the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, it tells the story of seventeen-year-old Jasmine “Jax” Mitchell, an impulsive and traumatized girl whose fierce loyalty to her kidnapped twin brother drives her to rescue him at any cost even if it means employing the help of a teenaged alien boy with questionable motives.
“This book had me ALL OVER THE PLACE. Happy, sad, angry, tummy fluttery, giddy, outraged, betrayed… just… all over the place. —Caylie M., Amazon Reviewer
“This is for those who enjoy exciting, intriguing YA level Sci-Fi and Dystopian with a sweet romance.” — Sophia Rose, Delighted Reader Blog
“The kind of novel that makes you anxiously excited about the series to come!” —Jocey, Amazon Reviewer
“All I want to keep talking about is how awesome Broken Skies was, how much I loved it and that you must read it, so we can gush about it together!” —Total Book Geek
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About BROKEN SKIES
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 down 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.
In this world where alien and human are at odds, the connection forming between the two 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.
On Sale in Print: January 13, 2015
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Author Bio: 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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Review: I really loved this book! I am not a huge sic-fi fan, but was intrigued by the description. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop! I thought it was wonderful! The story seemed like one of the more original ones I have read recently. I really loved the plot. Plot development was right on point. I have seen it referred to as similar to Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series and I agree with that assessment.
I found the trauma that Jaz has in her past really intriguing. It was different and showed a different kind of strength than I am used to seeing with women heroine. Her connection to her brother was also very realistic. They would die for each other and I really appreciated that sort of relationship in this story. The character development in this story was really great. The relationships were all deliciously complicated. Not to mention the guy, Lir. He did not disappoint at all. I think it is really hard to nail a great guy down in a book, but Theresa Kay did not disappoint. Lir was broody, complicated and hot. It all worked really well. I am very interested to see where the relationship goes from here. And that ending! Oh my! I really can’t wait to see what the rest of this series brings! Overall this book made my list for favorite new reads! 4.5/5 stars!