About the Book:
Title: HEIR TO THE SKY
Author: Amanda Sun
Release Date: April 26th
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits—by her duties as a member of the royal family; by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman; and by the edge of the only world she’s ever known—a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what’s left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft.
When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks, and other terrifying beasts. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.
REVIEWIf you're looking for a book with awesome characters, an amazing world, and unique plot--you need to check out HEIR TO THE SKY!
The story starts off a little slow but immediately picks up as soon as Kali goes plummeting down to the monster ridden earth. The imagery in this book is fantastic! From the lush depictions of the moss and the trees and lakes to the gruesome details of the the monsters, Amanda Sun weaves a beautiful, frightening picture of the world.
The characters in HEIR TO THE SKY are also amazing! Kali is curious and caring and SO FREAKIN' TOUGH. I really enjoyed reading from her point of view. And then there is Griffin....*sighs wistfully* I LOVED Griffin. Talk about some major swoon. He is so, so sweet and understanding and patient. GAH! Griffin is perfect ♥ His relationship with Kali was adorable.
"I want to say everything I can to make his heart lighter."Also, did I mention that his book is filled with sweet a$$ weapons and B.A. slay scenes?! Because it so is. And OH MY GOODNESS--the twists!? I did NOT see them coming!
HEIR TO THE SKY is filled with monsters, romance, rebels and is a MUST READ!
ABOUT AMANDA SUN:
I’m a YA author and proud Nerdfighter. I was born in Deep River, Canada, a very small town without traffic lights or buses, and where stranger safety is comprised of what to do if you see a bear—or skunk. I started reading fantasy novels at 4 and writing as soon as I could hold a pencil. Hopefully my work’s improved since then.
In university I took English, Linguistics, and Asian History, before settling into Archaeology, because I loved learning about the cultures and stories of ancient people. Of course, I didn’t actually become an archaeologist—I have an intense fear of spiders. I prefer unearthing fascinating stories in the safety of my living room.
The Paper Gods is inspired by my time living in Osaka and travelling throughout Japan. That and watching far too many J-Dramas. I currently live in Toronto with my husband and daughter. When I’m not writing, I’m devouring YA books, knitting nerdy things like Companion Cubes and Triforce mitts, and making elaborate cosplays for anime cons.
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