Published December 10th 2014
The Sky Realm is where her rightful home is. Aaliyah, an everyday teenager on Earth, she has been led to believe that she is nothing more than an ordinary village healer. After a cruel attack on her grandmother, Aaliyah discovers not only that she is an Ultimate, who can reign over the four elements, but also that the people around her are not who she thought they were. Now, Aaliyah must do everything in her yet-to-emerge powers to defeat an evil force and salvage her home. Her journey of a thousand miles starts with a spark and consumes her as she strives for justice, love and power.
*Sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*
The Sky Realm has a really cool concept and even though it sort of slow the first half, it got really crazy towards the end and I caught off guard by a lot of things. But even though it was a little slow, it wasn’t boring. I read the whole book in just a couple of days, which for me isn’t a big deal but I was also reading 2-3 other books as well. I went out of my way to make time to read The Sky Realm. I ended up staying up a little late just to finish it. Once I sat down to read it, it was hard for me to put down.
I liked the characters but I loved how this book’s plot was female character driven. I wasn’t expecting that and it makes me giddy just thinking about it. So many YA books force romance into the story or they force a male character to be a love interest. But The Sky Realm let everything unfold naturally and nothing was forced. The whole book was about Aaliyah and Mika not Aaliyah finding a boyfriend.
I wish there was a little more world building because I never completely grasped the setting that this book took place in.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Sky Realm. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole book and I’m definitely going to be getting the next book.