Apr 16, 2015

Review--Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe

Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help--but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save.

I received this egalley from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

I was intrigued by Megan Crewe's Earth & Sky from the getgo! I mean look at that cover! It's simple, yet the colors are so stunning! I love it! Especially with the moon so close to the cityscape, as you might know, I'm a sucker for a moon on the cover--have yet to figure out why either, lol!

This read was an interesting one, I won't lie, there were times when I was pretty confused over things. Mainly when it got into the time-traveling and scientific talk. It just got a little over my head, because it just got explained so fast and I'm struggling to figure out what the heck was just said! Luckily, this only happens a small handful of times. The information we got though, was necessary to the story because it helped to understand the reasons behind their mission and what not.

Skylar has the occasional weird feeling; a sense of wrongness. It's never easily explained, not even to herself. But then one day when she has one of these feelings, she also sees this strange guy she's never met before. He appears to be a student like herself, maybe a year or two older. Something about him strikes a different chord with her. And all too quickly she learns, he's not from around here. Or when. Try being from the future from another world! Yes, we have aliens and time-traveling!!

Turns out aliens have been watching the Earth and playing a role in certain things for all too long. Win is apart of a rebel group who thinks humans and the Earth should be left alone and they work on finding themselves a home of their own. For the meantime they all live on a space station of sorts. Win has come to Earth to begin looking for clues to the pieces of a device meant to put a stop to the aliens' monitoring device. And he needs Skylar's help, for she has the ability to sense the "wrongness" of time. Such as changes made in the past that had an effect on the future. This is what Skylar's feelings have been leading up to.

Skylar and Win now begin the torrential task of traveling through time trying to find the clues their leader has left behind. But the enemy is hot on their trail. The journey is filled with danger at every turn.

I have to say, that despite a few moments of confusion when it came to time-traveling lingo, this read was quite enjoyable! It was exciting and kept you to the edge of your seat! Even when I thought of questions, like Skylar when it came to her being missing in her time to go time-traveling, Win has an answer. So I liked that Megan did provide answers to the simple things that you would think of.

The action to this one was well paced. There were a few downtime moments in the beginning and throughout the time-traveling experience, but once the action got started, it was pretty much an incredible feat! 
As far as romance goes, you'd expect Skylar and Win to have a connection of sorts, and while one begins to form it hits a few bumps in the road. I'd say it's a safe bet that somewhere down the line these two will wind up together completely, in spite of the whole human and alien thing. Of course, Megan could surprise us all and throw in another dude to make it a love triangle situation. And that will definitely put a damper on my feels for this one. But who knows, Megan could surprise me in that area should things change!

The ending to this, while not unexpected, was still not predictable either. It definitely sets the precursor for the next book, and that one will likely set us up for the finale as well. There's still quite a few questions I have running through my head after reading this, but I don't begrudge Megan that. It's only the first book after all! There's still more to come and I am so diving into the next book right away!

Earth & Sky was an intriguing read combing time-traveling and aliens. I can't say I ever read a book like that before, but I am glad I can say that now! Earth & Sky is fresh new read that will make its mark into the YA book world yet!

Overall Rating 4/5 stars


  1. Earth and Sky sounds like a unique read! I'm not a huge fan of aliens, but I enjoy time travel. I'm glad this one was a winner for you! Great review :)

  2. Time traveling has to be excellently done for me to enjoy it! I'm so picky about these things. But the alien part sounds interesting and new so I'll probably end up giving this a chance.

  3. Third book looks amazing, I'm obsessed with sci-fi and this looks like the perfect book. I wonder if it's still available on netgalley?
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

  4. Definitely want to start reading this book!
    Happy Reading x

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. It took me quite a while before finally downloading this from netgalley. It sounds pretty interesting and I really love scifi. Although I'm not a huge reader of books about aliens, I'm giving this one a try. Great review! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  6. I'm very picky about my alien books because I always get so confused. Lol. I'm really curious about all the "wrongness" that Skylar experiences. I can tell from the get go that I won't be the biggest fan of the romance.

    Lovely review Jessica, this book wasn't even on my radar until now.

  7. I'm glad you liked it! I had moments of confusion, too, but it didn't matter because things were explained and the plot moved so well that it didn't give you time to dwell on your questions. I also liked that the alien part was kind of subtle (if that makes any sense). I really need to start book two!!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  8. I'm glad you liked it! I had moments of confusion, too, but it didn't matter because things were explained and the plot moved so well that it didn't give you time to dwell on your questions. I also liked that the alien part was kind of subtle (if that makes any sense). I really need to start book two!!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions


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