ASHES IN THE SKY – A spacestastic review! #Month9Books, #Month9Squad


When we think of aliens, I think most of us conjure up visions of little green men flying around in spaceships like the one that’s taken over this post.  I can assure you, however, the ones in the book I’m about to talk about aren’t little green men.  They are otherworldly. Intelligent. A little self-righteous. But they have this incredible ability to turn into something us humans can understand, and that’s human.

In book one of the series, FIRE IN THE WOODS (a must read by the way before you read this one), we meet high schooler Jess, a National Geographic wannabe, and David, this kid who just crash landed an alien vessel in the woods near Jess’s house. But he’s not your typical alien. Nope. He’s hot. In fact, he’s the heart throb of every teenage girl in the world. Well, at least he looks like him enough to fool Jess. Anyway, the two end up on this wild adventure trying to escape the army that is trying to capture him, while David tries to protect Jess from the aliens that want to kill her. It’s a great story, and a fast read and I loved it, which says a lot because I normally don’t read Sci Fi.  Needless to say, I’ve been waiting for almost 2 years for ASHES IN THE SKY to come out, and lookie!! It’s here!!

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After reading the first book, I was expecting an excellent read and boy did Ms. Eaton deliver. This book was jammed pack with action and romance and I fell in love with alien David all over again. Can the guy get anymore swoon-worthy? The chemistry between Jess and David jumps off the pages. He’s so into her and she’s so into him, but they are always thinking about the alien thing that stands between them.  How could it possibly work? He’s from a planet called Erescopia and she’s from Earth. In his true form, he is truly as alien as they come, but Jess loves him. In fact, she loves him more as himself than as the human David. But he’s so sweet and loving and doesn’t want to pretend that things could be perfect between them.  I think this is a theme that teens can relate to especially if they are attracted to someone of a different race or of the same gender. How will people react? Where will they go where people don’t stare and talk? How can they have a normal life with so many prejudices in the way? I found it refreshing how the author wove this theme into the book about aliens.  I guess humans aren’t the only ones to wrestle with these everyday dilemmas.

The action in this book is still there and it grabs you from start to finish. The pace is fast and you will reach the end of the book before you know it and beg for the last book. You’ll kick and cry because you can’t get your hands on Book 3 for maybe another year or so.  Yes. You heard me.  Of course, miracles are known to happen, so you never know. 🙂

I loved the other characters in this book as well, especially Edgar. I’m not going to tell you anything about him except that he is a brilliant creation from the mind of Jennifer Eaton. He’s so … no. I’m not going to tell you.  You’re going to have to read it for yourself.

Is there a downside to this book? I guess that depends on what you’re looking for. This is a YA book and it has a YA appeal. If you’re looking for something like ACROSS THE UNIVESE or THE 5TH WAVE, this isn’t for you. If you’re looking for something along the lines of ALIENATED, or Jennifer Armentrout’s LUX series, then ASHES IN THE SKY is for you.

5 stars out of 5, folks.  I can’t wait for the final book. It’s going to be a doozy! Check out the trailer and links to the both books below.

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING reveals itself to the world today!


I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am today.  Finally, I have a cover reveal to share with you and it’s not of someone else’s book, but mine. Yes, IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is about to be born, and today you get a sneak peek at the cover, the first chapter and a giveaway to boot., which comes out May 31, 2016!!

What do you think?

I am over the moon. I couldn’t have asked for a more classic, enchanting, dark, engrossing cover that will appeal to both girls and boys. What do you think?

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Title: IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING (The Chronicles of Fallhallow #1)

Author: J. Keller Ford

Pub. Date: May 31, 2016

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Paperback & eBook

Find it: Amazon | B&N | TBD | BAM | Kobo | Google Play Books | iBooks |Goodreads

 

What’s it about?

Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby.

Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte.

Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he’s some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He’s supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who’s too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone.

With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.

Exclusive Excerpt

Since the 1st chapter is sooo long, I thought it best to dedicate a separate page to it. Click here to read.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive an eGalley of IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING. International.

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