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 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.
It's so long a wait for the sequel! There were so many things that made me fall in love with this book that I had to make a list. So here goes, in no particular order:
~Lir. LIR. He has become my latest book boyfriend. He's funny and makes the heroine very aware of his presence. He's sweet and charming and his eyebrow thing is sexy.
~The relationship between Jax and Jace is strong and reminds me of the relationships I have with my siblings. It's practically unbreakable, and we would do anything to protect each other if it came to that. Jax and Jace have a strong bond and that was something I found I could relate to strongly.
~The supporting characters helped move the plot along. This in particular is important to me because if characters are just there to fill up pages, then they shouldn't be there at all.
~The plot idea. It's one I haven't exactly come upon, as most apocalypse/dystopia novels tend to focus on the zombies vs. humans scenario. I liked that this was a different twist to the genre and it was well executed.
I could go on (and on) but then you'd be bored. I love it when books have cliffhangers (I know that's not the norm nor majority) because it leaves me with something to look forward to.
If there is something that I have to say I didn't like, it would probably be Lir's uncle. I hate him! But without a villain, there wouldn't really be a story. So I grudgingly accept he has to exist.
Broken Skies gets 5 Platypires!