The Sky is Yours
Two dragons have risen from the sea, and now they perpetually fly above Empire Island in this dystopian tale by Chandler Klang Smith.
I went into it with high hopes, but in the end I was a bit disappointed.
The characters are, for the most part, of the "poor little rich kid" variety. The haves, who even in a burned out city have no idea what it is like to be a have not.
I have learned a long time ago that when you detest your protagonists that much it is really hard to read a novel.
While Duncan and Swanny made me taste bile in the back of my throat I did enjoy Abby's character. The only thing that kept me reading after a point was trying to figure out who she really was, and how/why she came to live on the garbage island.
I was also very disappointed by how small of a part that the dragons had in most of the book. The escapades of the poor little rich kids were certainly not what I had envisioned when I realized that dragons were in the sky at all times. Other than randomly torching buildings for no apparent reason they seemed to play no bigger part than pigeons in the sky.
This is not a book I would quickly recommend, and not one that I'm going to be in any rush to read again.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."