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Beth's Review: Crimson Sky by Amy Braun

Author Provided Copy Publisher: Self-Published Released: February 2nd 2016 Genre: YA, Steampunk Length: 282 pages Format: eBook Add to Goodreads Buy Links Author Links

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They’re always watching. They’re always waiting. They’re always starving…

Ten years ago, the sky shattered and the Hellions emerged. No one was able to keep them from destroying the city of Westraven. Now that the bloodthirsty monsters rule the skies and have forced the few remaining humans underground, Claire Abernathy lives in a nightmare.

She survives by using her skills as an engineer for a ruthless tyrant connected to her mother and father’s past failure.Then Claire’s world is torn apart when her sister Abby is kidnapped by the Hellions, and Claire herself is taken by dangerous sky pirates known as marauders.

But Claire will not be intimidated by them while her sister’s life hangs by a thread, and so she strikes a deal with them: If they help rescue Abby, she will fix their ship and give them the chance to take the revenge they desperately seek.As Claire fights for her sister’s life, she begins to realize that the Hellions are not the only dangers she’ll face. Burdensome secrets and devastating betrayals threaten her at every turn, and if she loses herself to them, it won’t just be her life that is destroyed… Five Boundless Stars

Braun combined Vampires and Pirates, in a dystopian world, to create their war for freedom, in a uniquely riveting way. I read all genres, and have reviewed hundreds of books; this is unlike any I’ve ever read. The imagery was brilliant; readers are really brought into the story with the characters. I personally connected with a few different characters, but I loved how she introduced each and every one, even the bad guys! I can’t go into much detail; it’s hard not to spoil it for future readers. I can say the emotions run high, and the suspense is even stronger.

There are so many twists in Crimson Sky, you will be hooked immediately. Though this is an excellent stand-alone book; I see a great start to an action packed series. I would highly recommend this to any reader, regardless of genre preference.

Crimson Sky: A Dark Sky Novel is rated a strong 5 boundless stars. I absolutely loved it.

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