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A Once Crowded Sky by Tom   King
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Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 3 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Publisher
Reviewer: AimeeKay


I’m torn with A Once Crowded Sky.

The story itself kept me reading it only because I really wanted to find out what happened in the end. I wanted to see who the bad guy was and what twists and turns were going to be thrown into the mix. I liked the idea of seeing how superheroes react to losing their powers and how they try to acclimate back into non-super human society. Also, there was just the right amount of plot twists without it becoming terribly annoying or confusing.

However, even though I was interested in the story, I just didn’t feel like I connected or really even cared about what happened to the characters themselves. Maybe because of how the story jumps back and forth between different characters? Or how it jumps back and forth between the present and the past. I really can’t put my finger on it…but even by the end I didn’t care who lived or who died, I just wanted to see the whole reason behind The Blue and to see how the author tied everything together.

The book is solid. It’s well written. The action scenes are good and there is enough moment between them to keep the reader reading. There didn’t seem to be any obvious plot holes and there was lots of background on at least the main characters. There’s even some awesome comic art as well. But, it just seemed as if there was something missing. Maybe it’s just me. I’m giving it 3 controllers out of 5. I think it was mainly just me not being able to connect. So if the book itself looks like something you would be interested in give it a shot. As I said before, it is well written and I can’t find any real flaws with it, it just didn’t pull me in.



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