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(Sky Chasers #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,686 ratings  ·  249 reviews
In the thrilling conclusion to the Sky Chasers series Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it's too late.

Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have scattered, and their home ship has been destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn't go as planned, and now they're at an even greater disa
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 7th 2013)
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Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe this series is now over. But I think it was a great ending for the series.
I swear for the whole book I was on edge worried what would happen next and rightfully so. There were quite a few things I did not see coming that had me sitting just having the word 'Fuck' going over and over in my head.
Waverly was awesome as usual and loved her strength throughout this book even though she was shit scared for most of it.
Kieran was more tolerable but I will never like him. (view spoiler)
Caro Grace
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I just finished the entire trilogy and it lowkey slapped.

Book 1 was a wee-bit disturbing,,, like definitely search up TWs before you read it. (I was just really caught off guard with some of the main plot points😭☝🏼)

Book 2&3 were really good though! Idk I was expecting some cringey 2011 dystopian crock pot mess and so my expectations were kinda below hell and in Earths core BUT it wasn’t nearly as horrendous as I thought it would be and I honestly kinda vibed with it.

The characters all had charac
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
God, why can't every YA series be as well formed and written as this one? Full review after future re-read. ...more
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
My history with trilogies is that usually the first book is the best. In the case of Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers, the third book is the best. Which fills me with such delight, because it means the author's skills have IMPROVED over the course of the series - just the way writing should be.

With the two earlier novels, the three lead characters were very annoying. That's gone here in Flame - Waverly, Kieran, and Seth are more concerned with staying alive and the wellbeing of their parents than
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I find I don't have very much to say about Flame. From the moment I put down my copies of both Glow and Spark, it was as if my fingers were possessed, desperately needing to type, to crow in glory, to shove this series into the hands of every unsuspecting bibliophile. After Flame, however, I remember sitting. Simply sitting, soaking up the lingering words in my mind. I was - and still am - very much shocked by the brilliance of this concluding installment. While I may not have much to regale abo ...more
Michelle Wrona
From a thrilling start to an okay middle, we all expect either the good or the bad for the ending. I'm very proud to admit that Amy Kathleen Ryan has done it again with Flame. This was a heart-pounding thrilling ending to the trilogy, and she just topped it off with the perfect ending that we never would've imagined happening in the first book.

I'd really like to begin talking about that ending first. So this was my reaction when I was done with the book:

I just couldn't believe it
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
I think this quote by Noam Chomsky, chosen by Amy Kathleen Ryan and included in Flame, sums up this trilogy rather well:
It is only in folk-tales, children’s stories, and the journals of intellectual opinion that power is used wisely and well to destroy evil. The real world teaches very different lessons, and it takes willful ignorance to fail to perceive them.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We’ve seen far too many examples in Amy Kathleen Ryan’s Sky Chasers tr
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
Another ending to a trilogy...I started this knowing how much I liked the first two, like many other trilogies, and just hoped I would enjoy the ending...and I did. It wasn't smooth sailing though.

It’s been quite awhile since I read the other two and unable to find a good summary to recap I had to remember as I read since I don’t reread. It was easy to get back into the story though but maybe because it was slow and it let me get to know the characters again although I know I was missing the fee
Kim Ammons (youthbookreview)
***Review of the entire trilogy***

4.5 out of 5 stars (for each one)

I read the first book of this trilogy, Glow, last year, and it was a book that grew on me more and more as I looked back on it. I reread it recently so I could finish the trilogy, and I wasn’t disappointed.

So we have two massive ships on their way to New Earth: the Empyrean (where the main characters live) and the New Horizon. The New Horizon should be way ahead of the Empyrean (they left a year earlier), but everyone’s talking a
Shannon Rogers
Wow, wow, wow, and again I say, WOW!!! I have loved this series ever since I read the first sentence of the first book, and this finale just about knocked me into the middle of next week. Amy Kathleen Ryan has pulled off a fantastic and epic conclusion to one of my favorite series of all time.

When I first started reading this series, I loved it, but at the same time, there was a part of it that turned me off because I wasn't sure that I really liked the characters. The story itself was so intrig
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scify-fantasy
The stage is set for a thrilling clash of wills in "FLAME" the conclusion to the "Sky Chaser̈"series after an explosion forces the survivors of the Empyrean to evacuate their floundering ship. Trapped in a hostile environment on the New Horizon where Anne Mather is trying to build peace after all her crimes, threads of this exciting story follow Waverly Marshall's manipulation by an unscrupulous Council Elder and his untrustworthy son; Anne Mather's efforts to thwart their scheme by recruiting K ...more
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
272!!! pages only ! That was my first though when I began this book,which by the way I didn't want to start because I didn't want to finish the best YA sci-fi trilogy EVER.

How disappointing (or human) are the crew members depicted by Amy Kathleen Ryan and the truth about how everything started is definitely heart-breaking .But given the way Spark ended I supposed that things were going to get worse before improving.

On page 24 I am aghast at how fast I am reading ,I am going to finish it in no ti
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Omg the last book!!! One of the best trilogies ever!!!
Shelleen Toland
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the thrilling conclusion to the Sky Chasers series Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it's too late. Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have scattered, and their home ship has been destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn't go as planned, and now they're at an even greater disadvantage: trapped with their enemies on the New Horizon

You never know who to trust. Who are the good people and the bad peop
Bella Martinez
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Completely unexpected ending. Ryan kept me guessing to the last page.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my new favorite trilogies. Keeps you on your toes and makes you feel connected with all of the characters. Great writing. Great story. I'd recommend to anyone. ...more
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From Goodreads:

In the thrilling conclusion to the Sky Chasers series Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it’s too late.

Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have scattered, and their home ship has been destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn’t go as planned, and now they’re at an even greater disadvantage: trapped with their enemie
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Flame is the highly anticipated finale to Amy Kathleen Ryan's explosive Sky Chasers series, and this time we see Waverly, Kieran and Seth trying to take down their enemies aboard the New Horizon in completely different ways. With Anne Mathers trying to organize peace on board, things don't exactly smooth when the people of the Empyrean find it hard to forget. They've lost so much - their home, their friends and their families and starting over on the New Horizon with people that rule with an iro ...more
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, ya-sci-fi, 2016
Flame is an amazing (and satisfying) ending to this action-packed trilogy.

Everyone is aboard the New Horizon. Waverly and Kieran are in the clutches of Ann Mather. Waverly also finds herself in a tug of war with another political actor on board.

In the previous two books I felt tugged between who to support among the three protagonists. In Flame, it felt good supporting and rooting for all three of them. They acknowledged that their previous actions messed up their relationship with others and th
Carrie Stewart
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
I think I quite liked the first book, and then it just went steadily downhill. I hated most of the characters in the second, since they seemed to switch personalities depending on what the plot called for. I think that was my main problem with it, I never connected to them because they didn't ring true. (The Kieran/Felicity thing especially. 'Oh, you're pretty, I guess I'll love you now.') This book picked up a bit, and I think the last third was particularly good, with a solid ending. But it di ...more
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of YA books set in space
And so it all ends! This has got to be one of the most tense books I have ever read. Having the two opposing groups of people trapped on the same ship was such a cool idea and it was so hard to guess what might happen next! The part before the ending was so eventful and emotional - amazing. After all that tension I wasn't expecting such a sentimental and cheesy ending, but it was good nonetheless. I was preparing myself for a more tragic and sudden end, and probably would have preferred one, and ...more
Laura Resau
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get a review copy of this book! It was a brilliant and satisfying conclusion to one of my favorite trilogies! Like the first two books, this one had exciting, fast-paced action, plenty of suspenseful intrigue, and lots of unexpected twists and turns. I also loved seeing how the main characters' relationships developed-- I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I'll say that it was heart-poundingly good stuff! I'm sad to see this series end, but the ending was so deeply s ...more
Kandrea Cheney
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. While there were times I questioned how something could be possible, and times when the character's ignorance really got under my skin, the plot was thrilling and kept me turning the pages. Intense, romantic, a definite page-turner. Both genders will love this story. ...more
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was completely drawn in to this conclusion of the Sky Chasers trilogy. What great characters and adventure! There are so few true SF/space travel books for teens these days, and this series is a unique and fascinating one. You have to read Glow, Spark, and then Flame, and if you like SF you will be glad you did!
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Terrific end to a magnificent series.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loads of action leads up to the perfect ending to this series! I loved it! Best of the three!
Edward Drew
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love this series, totally blew me away. Happy with everything EXCEPT that we have to wait a year and a half for the last book....
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2013
Not as action pack as the first ones, but a satisfying end to the trilogy. Perhaps a little too neatly tied up in a bow, but I'm okay with it. Finally, a trilogy that doesn't let me down. ...more
Absolutely rewarding ending to an awesome and exciting series. Recommended.
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Amy Kathleen Ryan earned her MA from the University of Vermont, and her MFA from The New School in New York City.

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Sky Chasers (3 books)
  • Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
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