Megan’s first novel, GIVE UP THE GHOST, was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her second, THE WAY WE FALL, was nominated for the White Pine Award and made the International Reading Association Young Adults’ Choices List. Her Fallen World trilogy (THE WAY WE FALL, THE LIVES WE LOST, THE WORLDS WE MAKE) is now complete and she has a new trilogy forthcoming in October 2014, beginning with EARTH & SKY. Her books have been published in translation in several countries around the world. She has also published short stories in magazines such as On Spec and Brutarian Quarterly.
Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I’m a big fan of YA Sci-Fi and I can’t seem to find enough of it that I just click with. When I read the summary for Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe I thought that this might just fit what I was looking for.
Skylar is seventeen and she suffers horrible panic attacks… but they are brought on by very powerful sensations that something that she’s experiencing is wrong. She’s afraid she might be a bit crazy, but then she encounters a boy named Win who tries to explain exactly what is happening for her.
Let’s just say without going into too much detail that Earth is kind of an experiment for alien scientists and they are the subject of time manipulation. Win is trying his hardest to end what is happening but he can’t do it without Skylar… and they are quickly running out of time.
This is my first Megan Crewe book and I have to say that I really enjoyed her writing style. It’s easy to read and the story was easy to follow even though it could have easily fallen into the overly complicated zone due to all the time travel and alternate world explanations.
I found our main characters, Win & Sky definitely interesting. Sky is dealing with this sudden influx of information and having to deal with things that is hardly believable, and Win… well, he’s got his own problems as well. As part of the rebel group trying to help Earth, he’s being chased by people who don’t want that to happen. I really enjoyed how much he cared, not just for Sky, but for Earth in general. One thing I think I would have liked a bit more of is the connection between Win and Sky to develop. I like a bit more swoonyness with my YA and I felt that was lacking a bit here. Though that said there is definitely room for a potential romance in future books … I think.
If you’re looking for something unique and a bit different than your typical YA Sci-Fi story, definitely give this one a try!
Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.