Am not sure if my review or thoughts will do enough justice to how I feel regarding SkyHunter but here’s hoping you’ll pick this up.
Talin is a refugee (having had her territory conquered by the Karensa Federation who’s on the quest of destroying nation after nation with its terrifying army of mutant beasts known only as Ghosts). While she can’t talk so uses sign language, She joins the elite force of Strikers in the city of Mara she and her mother finds refuge in, and together with her teammates fight against the Karensa Federation Ghosts.
But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara’s capital to be executed, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? What secrets is he hiding?
With likeable characters other than Talin herself, this was a delightful. Loved the friendship between her Adena, and Jeran. Adena skill in weapons and research is and experiment of her own was so badass… I mean come on, who doesn’t love a badass fighter.
I was fascinated with the mental picture of the dystopia environment (the experiments/even the Ghosts itself). This was an absolute engaging experience and i was hooked.
It was sad reading about Jeran’s efforts to please his father and brother (the love and honor he has for his family) despite how shitty and abusive they were to him. They totally do not deserve him.
Talin was obviously brave and loyal to a nation who despises her because of her low status, often times calling her a ‘rat’. But i was impressed how she tries to give no mind to their ridicule and kept being focused.
Am sure she and Red does feel something for each other, it’s obvious. But am ready for this slow burn romance and hoping it does turns out to be a romance (am a hopeless romantic… Not sorry). So I’ll be here patiently waiting for the book 2
If you are a fan of sci fi-fantasy or someone like myself just trying them out, i suggests you read this. Everyone should read this as a matter of fact.
This was my first read of the author’s work… And I’ll read anything she writes and has written.