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Earth & Sky

(Earth & Sky #1)

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Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped in ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Razorbill Canada
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Megan Crewe There's a fairly general common element (aliens watching people on Earth and doing things that harm them), but other than that the stories are quite…moreThere's a fairly general common element (aliens watching people on Earth and doing things that harm them), but other than that the stories are quite different (there's no noticeable manifestation of the aliens' presence--nothing comparable to the dome--in Earth & Sky and so everyone other than the main character is going about their lives unaware that there's anything to worry about; there's no time traveling or rebel faction of aliens in Under The Dome; the aliens' motivations for what they're doing is totally different; etc.).(less)

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Megan Crewe
May 16, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Wouldn't have written it if I didn't love it. ;)

Update: For those interested, you can read about the inspiration behind the story here: http://www.megancrewe.com/blog/?p=2498

And see how I pictured the major characters here: http://www.megancrewe.com/blog/?p=2522
Colleen Houck
I've always been a fan of time travel/time paradox books. That this one involves aliens and redefines humanity makes it different from all the others.
Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Children's Publishing and NetGalley.)

Oh dear me, this book was so boring it reminded me of ‘Earth Girl’.

Skylar had issues. She seemed to have a degree of OCD, with odd compulsions, and coping strategies similar to that of a person with autism. Nothing against people with these conditions, but Skylar kind of annoyed me at points, and she was also way too trigger-happy when it came to changing hist
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Michelle Burgard
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay, so, this book... It had a new twist in the way over "powers" and one that I found very intriguing! I'm giving this a solid 4 stars. There were parts where the main girl, Skylar, was just too much to handle and I felt eye roll after eye roll at her ridiculous comments and thoughts. At the end, I was extremely happy with the outcome (which I had figured was going to happen, but if it didn't, this would have gone down a half star, minimum). I look forward to the next two books in the series a ...more
Stephanie Ward
4.5 Stars

'Earth & Sky' is the fantastic first book in what promises to be a phenomenal science fiction trilogy. The story follows our main character Skylar, or Sky, as she goes about her normal teenage life as a senior and dealing with incredibly powerful panic attacks that happen when something around her feels "wrong." Nothing bad has ever come after these attacks, so Sky has found a way to cope on her own and appear normal in front of everyone - including her parents. Sky's world is turne
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nick
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I've been really digging this YA science fiction phase that I've been going through. I'm usually not a fan of the genre, but my interest was piqued by reading the blurb of Earth & Sky. Plus, I had heard some amazing things about Megan Crewe and I figured I should probably read something by her. Earth & Sky wasn't the perfect book, but it's one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and a series that definitely has the potential to turn amazing.

It's rare for a alien book to be dull and Earth &
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Anorielt
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Earth & Sky….. ich muss zugeben, mich hat dieses Buch positiv überrascht. Im Laufe der Zeit habe ich nun schon so einige Jugendbücher mit Aliens hier auf der Erde gelesen (Alienated, Gravity usw.) und sie alle waren zwar gut, aber doch nicht überragend und vielen anderen, haben die Bücher gar nicht gefallen. Ich weiß auch woran das lag und konnte es auch nachvollziehen. Da ich jetzt schon so viele mittelmäßige “Alienbücher” hatte, ging ich davon aus das Earth & Sky auch so eines werden w ...more
Elizabeth Emily Browne
** A big thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publishers for allowing me to read and review this book.**

"Skyler," he mumbles. "You're not just a tool."

This is gonna be a quick one because I need to get into the second book. Yep, it was that good. I really really enjoyed it especially the relationship between Skylar and Win. Yes he was an ass at first but as we get further into the story its obvious he cares for her. So much in fact that he won't let any harm come to Sky unless they kill him
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Carla *Jen7waters*
DNF @ 30%

So boring and confusing, seriously, what in the world is going on in this book??

PLUS I had a dejá vu moment when Skylar goes with Win (the boy) into his hotel room, like, right after meeting him---sure, it was a necessity, they were hiding from the bad guys, but still. Something similar happens in Scintillate, another 2k14 book I did not enjoy at all.

On a side note, I have a pet peeve about heroes and heroines with names somehow connected to the theme of the story---this is a book ab
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Jenny
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Amanda Coppedge
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An exciting start to a fantastic new sci-fi trilogy by Megan Crewe. Highly recommended for fans of the video game "Mass Effect" and people who love globetrotting adventure stories.
Katie
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Earth & Sky is a member of a genre that I don’t often read: science fiction. I’ve never really been interested in things to do with aliens, other worlds, and time travelling but Megan Crewe did a wonderful job with Earth & Sky. I was intrigued from the start and couldn’t stop reading once I started.

One of the draws of Earth & Sky is that it’s not super scientific or futuristic. It’s set in a world like ours full of people like us. Skylar in particular is very normal, just with a spec
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Jessica Folded Between the Pages of Books
This was a fun book about time travel. Time travel can get confusing and messy and just plain weird, but I think Megan Crewe handled it well. Her time travel rules made sense (as much as time travel can) and were pretty consistent. This book is lots of fun if you like history (I do!). They travel to several different times in the past.

I really liked the main character, Skylar. She's a bit OCD, but it just made her more real to me. She's not perfect. She's been able to sense the "wrongness" of ch
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Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Time travel! Aliens! I didn't expect Megan Crewe's Earth & Sky to be such a fun and adventurous read. The plot description is purposely vague and I hadn't read any reviews previously, so I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began reading it. Time traveling can be so complex and go right over my head, but I think Megan Crewe explains it in a way that isn't confusing and you'll be able to understand.

What if Earth and its inhabitants were part of some grand experiment? For
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Shelley
**I received this book for free from Amazon Children's Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

For most of her young life, Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted by powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong with the world. Skylar compensates for her occasional feelings by multiplying by three to calm herself down. Aft
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Bill Tillman
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jumping Into History With Skylar

Ok, I'm about to get anal, ya know R.T. A 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible has only TWO seats not four as in the story, a single person can wedge behind the two people but not two fifteen year old boys! Otherwise it was an edge of the seat time travel adventure. With whisper sync the audio really adds to it, I am glad the is a book 2 to read next, thanks to Netgally.
TheBlueBookworm
Jun 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released, ya
The blurb seems pretty interesting. I'll definitely be reading this book when it comes out.

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Mike
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This was released only 8 months after Crewe's previous book, and it shows. There are a lot of great ideas here, and with a couple re-writes to focus the scattered themes and make Sky a more interesting protagonist, I could easily picture this being on par with Fallen World. Megan Crewe is normally one of my favorite authors, but this is by far the weakest book she's ever written (at least, of what I've read so far). As the book is, it isn't bad - the prose is fine, the plot works pretty well (al ...more
Marjolein
Full review to come!
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this egalley from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

I was intrigued by Megan Crewe's Earth & Sky from the getgo! I mean look at that cover! It's simple, yet the colors are so stunning! I love it! Especially with the moon so close to the cityscape, as you might know, I'm a sucker for a moon on the cover--have yet to figure out why either, lol!

This read was an interesting one, I won't lie, there were times when
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Farrah
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
An interesting YA read about a looming presence that saw Earth as an experiment, Earth and Sky was an enjoyable read. It had a couple of issues but, overall, it was a good read.

First, let me start with what I liked about the book.
I liked Skylar's character. She was perceptive and braver than she gave herself credit for. Overall, I liked her. Win was also great. He was charming and I liked how he learned to respect humans as fully capable people as he spent more time with them. He was sweet and l
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Jenny
Thank you to netgalley.com for my free e-ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for my honest review. I was not otherwise compensated.

Content: Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe is a YA sci-fi/fantasy/time travel book with a vague overtone of dystopia and a little bit history thrown in the mix just for fun. Whew. I’m not going to recap the entire book here, you can read the blurb/summary for that; however, I will summarize: the basic plot is that the main character, whose name is… oh, no. I seriously
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Krystle
I’ve read quite a bit of time-traveling books recently. Is this the new in thing in YA? I don’t know but it sure feels like it.

Skylar, she has a pretty name, doesn’t she? Although my friend in high school had the same name and was a he, not a she. I like how she’s so skeptical of Win at first and his abilities. Her method of dealing with her anxiety/panic attacks is constant and I thought a good way of showing this in the narrative. I really loved her desperate need to know what happened to her
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Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
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Karen’s Library
Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Time travel, aliens, sci-fi, oh my! 3 of my favorite genres together in one book. The concept was interesting and I was looking forward to reading this one!

Skylar is a teen who gets powerful feelings of "wrongness" and starts OCDing by doing math in her head until the feelings pass. She gets stalked by another teen, Win, who eventually whisks her away in his time traveling "cloth" to help save the planet and
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Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at Amethyst Bookwyrm

Thanks to Netgalley and Amazon Children’s Publishing for giving me this book to review.

17 year old Skylar has always felt sensations that something is wrong with the world and no one else notices. She manages to hide it from those she loves but she thinks she is crazy until she meets Win, and she discovers the truth, that for thousands of years earth has been an experiment of alien scientists who manipulate history. Win belongs to a rebe
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Kathy
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as part of a Goodreads First-Reads giveaway.

While not my typical genre of books (I'm more of a crime-solving, mystery & true crime reader most days) I quite enjoyed reading Earth & Sky. The story captured my attention from the moment I picked up the book to start reading. (I probably read about 1/3 of the book almost immediately).

Ms Crewe's writing and ability to depict character emotions and scenes is amazing. I was on the edge of my seat through most of the story
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Cheryl
Nov 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Another book that I was looking forward to reading. I did see a quick glimmer of hope with this book. Yet I can't remember what it was now. I barely got into this book before I put it down. The characters are uninteresting and the story is boring as well. I am sure it might get better but I had no reason to stick it out to see if this is true. Again I already stated the obvious reasons why I did not like this book. Which I will say it again for this type of story to work it has to have action an ...more
Gabi
Apr 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Aliens and time travel?

Um okay.

I liked the story I enjoyed it. I like the characters I enjoyed reading about them.

The whole concept though is a little "out there" I mean they mixed aliens and time travel together.

Yet in moving forward I liked the story enough that I'm so going to read the second book.

Don't know where it's heading but let's just hope that it doesn't start off with love drama.
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Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son (and does on occasion say "eh"), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she's spent the last six years studying kung fu, so you should probably be nice to her. She has been making up stories about magic and ...more

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