Monday 26 February 2018

The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith - A mini review

The Sky Is Yours

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book is very different from all the others I have ever read. It's a mixture of genres and it has a lot of fantasy, scifi and dystopian elements. It also has dragons!
Unfortunately this is a book that I didn't enjoy as much as I wanted to. It started very promising for me but then I lost interest to it.
The story has many characters and I can say that I liked a little the main character Ripple despite being spoiled and with many flaws. His perspective to the world of the book was interesting at some points.
The world of the book was hard to understand. It had many aspects that didn't make sense together.

This book isn't for everyone and it was unfortunately not for me.

Description from Goodreads:
A sprawling, genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons, this debut about what it’s like to be young in a very old world is pure storytelling pleasure

In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. When violence strikes, reality star Duncan Humphrey Ripple V, the spoiled scion of the metropolis’ last dynasty; Baroness Swan Lenore Dahlberg, his tempestuous, death-obsessed betrothed; and Abby, a feral beauty he discovered tossed out with the trash; are forced to flee everything they've ever known. As they wander toward the scalded heart of the city, they face fire, conspiracy, mayhem, unholy drugs, dragon-worshippers, and the monsters lurking inside themselves. In this bombshell of a novel, Chandler Klang Smith has imagined an unimaginable world: scathingly clever and gorgeously strange, The Sky Is Yours is at once faraway and disturbingly familiar, its singular chaos grounded in the universal realities of love, family, and the deeply human desire to survive at all costs.

The Sky Is Yours is incredibly cinematic, bawdy, rollicking, hilarious, and utterly unforgettable, a debut that readers who loved Cloud Atlas, Super Sad True Love Story, and Blade Runner will adore. 

I received a free copy of this book through Blogging for Books for review

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