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Sky Song

(Sky Song Trilogy #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  30 reviews
An unknown past. An unwanted destiny. A fight for survival.

A strange-eyed boy with no memory of his true identity or real parents, Jacob could have no idea of the mortal danger he has been in every day of his fifteen years. Now that danger has found him and suddenly he doesn’t know who he can trust and what is real anymore. All he knows is that his new identity is almost a
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published January 12th 2013 by Amazon
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Ooh! I need book 2! This is good stuff! Umm... Right going to write my actual review now.


To find out my pre read thoughts and reasons for rating please visit my blog From the Shadows I Review

When I really love a book I tend to put “Wow!” but I think I should try something different before I annoy myself. So let’s go for... umm... FANDABBYDOZY!! Yes that’s how I felt about it... however, I wish I’d stuck with wow. It’s simple it’s catchy and now I’ve started this review making NO SE
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, ya
I have to thank the author Sharon Sant for providing a review copy.

Sky song is a novel that brought me immediately back to the excitement of being ten years old and reading the Dark is Rising trilogy. Jacob, a teen with mood-ring eyes, discovers that he's something entirely different than human, and that he's tasked with the great responsibility of being the next Watcher.

Throw in an adorable since-childhood threesome who start to discover their more adult feelings for each other, and some fanta
Dan Thompson
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Destined to take the reader to a new world far away, Sky Song is a fast-moving new urban fantasy novel from UK author, Sharon Sant. It is the first novel in The Sky Song trilogy, which follows the unique life of Jacob and his close friends, when expectantly a voice in Jacob’s head introduces him to a new way of life indeed. And why does this voice keep on calling him Ioh? Truth be told, Sky Song is a brilliantly structured book and gives a promising start to what is bound to be an engaging trilo ...more
Trish at Between My Lines
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bought
4.5 stars.

Sky Song is an urban fantasy/sci fi book that took me by surprise with how much I enjoyed it. It’s unpredictable, fast flowing and gripping.

Jacob is an unusual boy; he has strange eyes that change colour depending on his moods and the weather. At the start of Sky Song, an unusual visitor appears in his bedroom one night and from there we are launched headlong into dangerous and unchartered territory.

I don’t read a lot of fantasy books so I am always a bit unsure when I start one if I’l
Rebecca Bradley
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A strange-eyed boy with no memory of his true identity or real parents, Jacob could have no idea of the mortal danger he has been in every day of his fifteen years. Now that danger has found him and suddenly he doesn’t know who he can trust and what is real anymore. All he knows is that his new identity is almost as terrifying as the peril unleashing it has brought. Caught in the universal power struggle of an ancient race of beings and a destiny demanded of him that he does not want, he must fi ...more
Liz Barnsley
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You know I used to be stupid enough to think that the YA genre was just for Young Adults quite literally - and sadly I am no longer one of them. Then someone forced me to read "The Hunger Games" and I thought, well, lets just hang on a minute...since then I have devoured many many YA novels, mostly completely briliant, occasionally oh so terribly bad. This one comes under the "completely brilliant" category it has to be said. Jacob wakes up one night to find a stranger in his bedroom (and a stra ...more
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the most amazing book I've ever read, YOU MUST ALL READ IT!!!
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: british, kindle
It's a Sky Song mystery... (It's the Fun Song Factory!) <--- Review on blog link
^ My brain works in weird & wonderful ways but so you're not thinking it's too weird/wonderful here's my review:

I was considering giving this 4.5 books as it was as short as a real novel can be. It just passed that short story line... But hey, Sharon doesn't like to waste her words. Perhaps she has a similar premise to One Thousand Words for the Trilogy XD
It worked. No section bores me and none of it seemed fa
Kate’s Book Spot
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
The very first paragraph of this book was extremely attention grabbing, it sent a wave of questions through my mind and made me want to read on. Jacob was clearly shaken by his midnight visitor but I was intrigued by it – it had me wondering who or what Jacob was!

I couldn’t stop and wonder for too long though because this action-packed story just kept the surprises coming, Jacob’s life began to unravel before my eyes and he soon became aware of things that were out of this world in more ways tha
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
A really interesting and quick story, though a bit vague on the world building.


Sky Song is a super quick science fiction read that has a lot of great ideas, but fell a bit short for me.

Sky Song is a quick and easy sci-fi read with a lot of really cool ideas, but unfortunately not enough detail to truly pull me in. I will admit to being a stickler for details in my fantasy and sci-fi novels. I want to know the when, why, who, what, and how of everything involved…and usually I’m easy to please s
Emma Adams
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sky Song is a fabulous sci-fi novel from author Sharon Sant, and I’m really glad I picked it up! Jacob’s ordinary life is shattered overnight when he’s visited by a strange being in his dreams telling him that he’s not who he thinks he is, that his real name is Ioh and that he has a destiny which is far beyond the everyday world.

I was completely sucked into the story. Sharon Sant is a fantastic author, and her storytelling drew me right into Jacob’s plight. I liked Jacob and Ellen immensely. The
Joanna Gawn
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sky Song, the first of this eponymous trilogy, introduces us to Jacob Lightfoot, the boy with the unusual eyes, the boy who’s always been a little bit different.

I felt for Jacob as he struggled to accept the shift in perspective on his life, his humanity, and his future. I really liked the intuitive connection between Jacob and Ellen. Luca becomes a more complex character as the story develops, too.

I found Sharon’s writing style creative, intelligent and engaging. She includes some wonderful im
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even though I have read fantasy novels before this is the first time I have read sci-fi. Totally out of my comfort zone in reading but I have to say that I loved it. I liked Jacob (especially his eyes) and his two friends Luca and Ellen and I can't wait to see how their relationship develops over the next two novels. I will be definitely buying and reading the remaining two novels soon. Thanks Sharon for a fantastic introduction to a new (for me) genre.
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Truly, I loved this book. The writing is incredible and, despite it being a fantasy title, it was the realism and personality of Jacob that hooked me from the first. He is a wonderful character.

According to the last section of the ebook, Sant is releasing a string of titles (including the rest of the Sky Song trilogy) over the coming months - fellow readers, she's definitely one to watch. :)
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a delight. I found the first third of it quite scary as I didn't know what was happening to Jacob which really helped me to connect with him and keep me reading. The book made me think about a lot of things from a new perspective and I bought the second in the series as soon as I finished this one.
Louise Coquio
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book - I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the rest of the Trilogy!
Jo Hughes
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st Sharon Sant book I have read and really enjoyed it, I wasn't sure that it would be the kind of book I like but it is a romance (YA) with a twist.

Jake has always known he was slightly different not just because of the fact that his eyes changed colour, if his eyes are blue it means the weather will be nice. One night he is visited by the mysterious Makash, telling him he isn't Jake but actually the successor named Ioh, to the watcher from the mysterious Astare. Unwilling to believ
Actual rating 3.5

Hmm, this one's a bit of a confusing one. I liked the story, I liked the characters but nothing really stood out as a WOW moment. Ultimately I feel that Sky Song is a (fairly convincing) advert for the rest of the series than its own novel.

I understand that it was always intended to be a trilogy but in other series that I have read, the first often works well as a stand alone and I don't really feel that this does.

Don't get me wrong, it's a perfectly enjoyable read, the plot is
D.M. Cain
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a brilliant YA fantasy story - packed with action, full of emotion and gripping from start to finish. I could hardly put it down! There are a lot of YA books out there, especially with the success of books such as The Hunger Games, but the real selling point of this book is the character development. The three main characters are excellently written and described and I just loved them all! I look forward to reading the second book.
Stephanie Keyes
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Review to follow
Review to come!
Jane Yates
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Book Review Sky Song, part one of a trilogy by Sharon Sant
The best bit about finishing this book is that there are two more to read. I first became a fan of Sharon’s work after reading, ‘the memory game,’ which was an awesome read and this YA book does not disappoint.
This story starts with an orphaned teenage boy Jacob, who’s world has been turned upside down. He is draw along a fated path, which he struggles to come to terms with. He has two close friends, his best friend Luca and Ellen. The s
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have to start by saying that I generally don't read fantasy/Sci-Fi novels, but having met Sharon Sant at an author/blogger meet up I, naturally, added all of her books to my TBR list!
I decided to start with Sky Song (The Sky Song Trilogy Book 1) and I have really enjoyed it. It's pure escapism.
Jacob isn't like other 15 year old boys, but he has no idea why. He has no idea of the danger he's been in all his life and no idea of who he really is until he is faced with the truth and an uncertain
Nicky Foster
Feb 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
I really don't understand how there are so many good reviews for this book. I found it tedious and have to admit to abandoning it 60% of the way through. The characters were one dimensional, the narrative didn't flow at all and the storyline was disjointed and felt too forced. The first chapter seemed unbelievable - a strange man appears in the boy's bedroom and he turns over and goes back to sleep! I love fantasy books but the characters have to react in a believable way for me to be able to bu ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
There were parts of this book that had my complete attention and which I found very compelling.  Parts of it are written very well indeed and some aspects struck me as being very original.  However other parts simply felt more ordinary.  I found it a little surprising as I came to it via The Memory Game which blew me away when I read and this, for me, is not at the same standard.  That said I'll read the next one - they are not stand alone books - and probably the 3rd too.  3.5/5 for now.
Shona Moyce
I hate giving two star ratings but compared to others I've reviewed as 3-star, this one just didn't work for me. It was written well-enough, and some parts were original and inventive. The rest, at least for me, lacked flow, pacing, and character depth. I found it hard to connect with the main three characters, and despite having an intriguing storyline, I could not immerse myself within it. That said, it was intriguing enough to keep me reading until the end, so don't be put off until you've tr ...more
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, but not earth-shaking. Interesting enough it in just one evening. The writing seemed a little amateurish...perhaps sometimes "trying too hard." I don't see myself reading the other 2 books in this trilogy.
Louise K.
Dec 07, 2014 rated it liked it
An enjoyable opening to the trilogy, but it seemed much shorter than I had expected.
Katherin M.
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Sharon Sant was born in Dorset but now lives in Stoke-on-Trent. She graduated from Staffordshire University in 2009 with a degree in English and creative writing. She currently works part time as a freelance editor and continues to write her own stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes across many genres, when not busy trying in vain to be a domestic goddess, she can often be found lurking in ...more

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“What are we doing tonight, Spock?' Luca grinned at Jacob.
'Apparently, he's going to New Zealand,' Ellen replied with heavy sarcasm.
'New Zealand?'
'It's code for Outer Space.”
“On some deep, unconscious level, he had always known it to be true. He was an invention, a fictional character. Jacob Lightfoot didn't exist.” 2 likes
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