Ashes in the Sky
Fire in the Woods Series
Jennifer M. Eaton
Genre: YA Romantic Science Fiction
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Goodreads Rating: 4.86
My Rating: 4.5
After inadvertently saving the world, eighteen-year-old Jessica Martinez is ready to put adventure behind her and settle back into the familiar routine of high school.
Though when she’s offered an opportunity to photograph the inside of an alien space ship, Jess jumps at the chance. After all, she’d be crazy to turn something like that down, right?
Spending time with David on the ship has definite advantages and the two seem to pick up right where they left off. But when Jess discovers a plot to sabotage David’s efforts to establish a new home for his people on another planet, neither David’s advanced tech nor Jess’s smarts will be able to save them.
ASHES IN THE SKY is an action-packed, romantic Sci Fi adventure that will leave readers screaming for more.
My Take on the Book:
Oh mah lawwddie
This book was literally one massive tear jerker for me. I kinda wish I hadn’t waited this long to read it because a tear jerker and a cold does not make for a happy nose lol.
On that note, I wasn’t absolutely crazy about book 1. I found that I really liked the concept but the execution felt like it was lacking. It didn’t have the drive and for lack of better words but personality and character as book 2. Everything about book 1 that I wasn’t a fan of either went poof or made book 2 all the better.
I feel like the characters got a better chance at developing. While I was reading Fire in the Woods, I couldn’t connect with our main characters until literally the very very end. But book 2 managed to wow me and make me feel for these characters and what they needed to accomplish. Every moment between them left me emotionally invested.
I honestly hope this is not the last of these characters!
In this book you are reintroduced to the main characters of the last book but you get a slightly more mature version. A tougher and slightly smarter version. You also get a glimpse into some characters from book 1 that didn’t get a chance to connect with the reader and boy am I glad that I did.
If there was a reward for most innovative Sci-Fi, this one definitely be in the running. I felt like this was a massive improvement because I was able to connect with Jess and David in ways that I couldn’t bring myself to do in book 1. In Fire in the Woods, I was just reading about any ole characters, I was kind of just going through the motions but in this follow, the characters felt more solid and developed. A definite improvement! I also enjoyed the action and descriptions more in this book then the last! It was ‘out of this world’… I need to stop making these horrible puns I know!
About The Author
Jennifer M. Eaton hails from the eastern shore of the North American Continent on planet Earth. Yes, regrettably, she is human, but please don’t hold that against her. While not traipsing through the galaxy looking for specimens for her space moth collection, she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband and three energetic offspring. (And a poodle who runs the spaceport when she’s not around.)
During infrequent excursions to her home planet of Earth, Jennifer enjoys long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but great adventures are always a short shuttle ride away. Who knows where we’ll end up next?
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