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Sky Stone

(Sky Stone #1)

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Sky Stone is the first book of the Sky Stone series written by Scarlett Van Dijk. It is classified as a young adult, fantasy novel.

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In a medieval land torn apart by war, a crazed king seeks divine power. Skyla, a seventeen year old social outcast from the 21st century, is stripped from her home and transported to this land where magic is a part of everyday life. With
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Paperback, 214 pages
Published July 27th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 25th 2014)
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Billy Buttons
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was entered in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Sky Stone
Author: Scarlett Van Dijk
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 26
Stats
Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 9/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 26 readers:
26 would read another book by this author.
26 thought the cover was good or excellent.
26 felt it was easy to follow.
26 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
23 felt the author’s best skill was ‘speech’ and ‘developing a character’
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A.J. Flowers
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
"Sky Stone" is like a mix of Lightning Thief and Hunger Games. It has that "chosen one" feeling with a slight Disney flair. I would have liked to have seen this story take on more of the gritty side of young adult, because without that, "Sky Stone" read a little young to me. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of war and battles and excitement, but that's not what I mean when I say grit. Even Aladdin had harems, swords, and beheading. Skyla just seems a bit young for her age, which made it satisf ...more
Nikki
Teen Skyla is chosen by a sky stone and transported into a world that has been separated from the 'Outside'.

I love the cover of this book and the author clearly has a firm grasp on the world she has created, however the story is light on plot and character development. As the main character, Skyla's actions are purely reactive to her situation and stuff just seems to happen without any real drive to the story. I was confused about why a character with established archer skills, kept being given
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Danielle Rhudy
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this book to read and review. The story follows Skyla, a special girl, as she traverses a different world to find her special place in that world among magic. The story has great characters and a good plot, but there were a few things that seemed to be lacking just a bit for me. I felt like the plot was a little rushed and didn’t move quite as smoothly as I wanted it to. The characters were all well developed, but the story line just felt squashed together to get from ...more
Vicki
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-fantasy
A fun read that has a young girl being transported to an alternate world. They needed someone to save them and Skyla comes from the 21st century into this middle ages world.

I liked the world that Ms. Van Dijk created. It was well crafted and interesting. I think it was for a younger age group as it had a Hunger Games type of feeling.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Skyla doesn't fit in at home, although you are never really given a reason why. She is fostered and has weekly psych visits which she feels that she doesn't need. One day, just as she's about to go on such a visit, she sees a flash of light and follows it. She is then transported to a different world, with war and betrayal the only constant.

Completely written from Skyla's perspective, this comes across as a young tale, which is not surprising considering the author was only fifteen when she star
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Richard Kiefer
I thought it was very well done.

Skyla's a misfit who's different from the others, but doesn't know why. Following a light one day, she finds herself transported to another world. A world embroiled in war, conflict, and, most importantly, a world where she doesn't just fit in, she matters.

Given in the first person, this story has a strong young persons voice. It's well-written, has a fresh perspective, and is packed with adventure after adventure, love, magic and conflict.

If you're into light, f
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Ame Terra
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sky Stone by Scarlett Van Dijk is the first book of the Sky Stone Series and listed on Amazon as a Young Adult, fantasy novel. Young adult? The classification confused me most likely because of my personal mission statement: to fight off adulthood until my dying breath. Enlightened by Google, I now know that a young adult is a person in their teens or twenties. Vague much?

Next stop, my reading history and holy adolescence – my library is chock-full of teen angst. Well pimple me purple and break
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Scarlett Van Dijk was born in 1993 in Geelong, Victoria, before relocating to South Australia with her family. Her love of writing grew during her time at Wilderness School, with her first novel, Sky Stone, begun at the age of fifteen. After graduating high school, Scarlett entered the University of South Australia studying the Bachelor of Medical Radiations (Medical Imaging), completing the degre ...more

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