Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
The first instalment in a mind-bending journey through time with a cast of unforgettable characters
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has always been haunted by fleeting yet powerful feelings that something around her has gone wrong. Those impressions have never seemed to reflect anything real and have only earned her stares and whispers behind her back. But after she meets a mysterious boy named Win, she learns an unsettling truth: we are not alone on Earth. In fact, visitors from beyond the stars are manipulating our planet and the essential fabric of our world; life as we know it is starting to unravel. And Skylar--and her heightened awareness--just may be the key to our salvation.
About the author
MEGAN CREWE is the celebrated author of the Fallen World trilogy and the novel Give Up the Ghost, which was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She majored in psychology at York University and has spent much of the last twelve years as a behavioral therapist and school aid for children and teens with special needs. She lives in Toronto with her family.
An Indigo Best Teen Book of 2014
"Earth & Sky will sweep you away on an unputdownable adventure." --Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms
"A satisfying and impressively unusual ... mash-up of gee-whiz adventure story and bleak existential drama." --Quill & Quire
"An enticing and enjoyable piece of fiction that will keep lovers of sci-fi and time travel engaged." --CM Magazine
Entertaining Time-Travel SFEntertaining time travel SF read with an appealingly slow-burn romance and challenging characters.
The more action-oriented outer story, a quest for parts of a weapon that will stop aliens from slowly destroying Earth via time-related experiments, ties in nicely to the MC emotional and literal journey to come to terms with her brother's childhood disappearance/death. The alien boy/love interest is the opposite of YA romance genre tropes, not dependable and interested, but essentially using the MC as a tool for most of the plot, while the MC resists developing feelings for Mr. Alien for as long as possible. They both make for more complex, troubled characters than the usual YA heroic fare.
The premise brings back childhood memories of time travel TV minus the on-the-nose educational agenda. Trips to ancient Rome, colonial America and revolutionary France, with a thriller-esque pacing as alien agents chase the leads through time - but the plot does drag a bit, or possibly just not dig deep enough, I never quite worked it out, in the middle.