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Sky Ghosts: All for One

(Sky Ghosts #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  415 ratings  ·  124 reviews
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For centuries, Sky Ghosts have been hiding their differences from humans, living among them in secret. For every one of them who uses their power for the good of mankind, there are ten who prey on the weak and try to avoid justice. They're called Sky Beasts, and the war between them and the New Yo
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 369 pages
Published 2015 (first published December 7th 2014)
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Alexandra Engellmann It's a series. Unfortunately, there's been a big gap between books 1 and 2, but now an updated, improved edition of book 1 is available (titled Sky Gh…moreIt's a series. Unfortunately, there's been a big gap between books 1 and 2, but now an updated, improved edition of book 1 is available (titled Sky Ghosts: Initiation) and book 2 is coming out in March 2020.(less)

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Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The image on the cover is really good, but if you feel you need even more awesomeness along the same lines have this one:

A guy walked late at night on the streets of Brooklyn when he saw a woman being harassed by a group of men. Before he realized what is going on the woman killed the troublemakers with her katana and disappeared into thin air. Sometime later this same guy and his friend were ambushed by another group of men trying their best to kill them. Luckily a couple of sword-wielding wom
Sarah Elizabeth
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This was a YA fantasy story with lots of action, but I found it quite confusing.

The characters in this didn’t really appeal to me all that much, and I found it really difficult to pinpoint how old they were. Once I’d worked out that they were all 17+, I did think that they were maybe a little immature, as they came across as quite a bit younger than 17.

The storyline in this had quite a lot of action, but I found it confusing. I couldn’t really work
Dec 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Thanks to the author for providing me a copy for an honest review.

This book gets it right in the end. Good finale, good action, good eventual character development, even a nice celluloid ending. I was consistently reminded that I was probably reading a video game script during the last 40% of the novel, and that's not a bad thing in my estimation. There's some pretty good video games out there. We have firmly established that the Sky Ghosts are superheroes battling the other super group, the Bea
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it
As soon as I read the book's tagline 'The Avengers meets Shadowhunters' I knew I had to give it a try!

I was immediately intrigued by the book's foundation concepts - the idea of an elite group of gifted warriors called the Sky Ghosts who protected the city from the Sky Beasts.

Also...any book featuring badass women who fight with katanas is already off to a great start.

However, although the concepts were fresh and exciting there were times where I felt they should have been further explained and
*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*

I read the original version of this book in 2015 and it was one of those books that just stuck with me. I have been checking back looking for future books and then I was contacted by the author with the chance to read this updated version with extra chapters. I was excited to go back into this world of Sky Ghosts & Beasts.

It was every bit as good as I remembered. I still loved these characters. I love the sisters and how they relate to each other and
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Feb 27, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sad bcs i expected much more.

There's a lot of action, but nothing relevant happened at all. I felt like the main characters were just rambling all the time, and there was not a strong plot or character development at all.

All the characters were too perfect and unrealistic, so i wasn't caught up by the story.
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I like that the author doesn't make romance the central point of the story, there are other elements involved in it that make it quite a well developed, action packed and very intriguing plot. The suspense was nerve wracking in a very good way and not predictable. The dialogue was natural, too natural which made the setup of the story more inviting, fresh and very charming read. All the characters were flushed out skillfully. I read the unedited version and the now updated version. Alexan ...more
Lindsay Bassett
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
If you’ve read any of my other reviews out there on books, you’ll discover I have a thing for characters. This book has four major characters that really shine, and a few minor characters that also manage to shine. Though most of the characters are equipped with supernatural abilities, none of them are outrageous geniuses or flawless superheroes. They are all very human in their thought processes and decisions.

I say four major characters, but it could be argued that the main character of this st
Belart Wright
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for reviewing.

Review Update

There has been a major update to the book since I last read it at the beginning of January. The contents have been cleaned and tightened and the plot more focused. The ending has also been tweaked. If you have an older version of the book just contact Amazon Support ( and ask them to update your copy. They're really quick about it too. For all new buyers you'll automatically have the
Xen Randell
3.5 stars.

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

This was actually not bad! Not that I expected anything bad, but I usually don't read YA, so you must always take my reviews of YA books with caution. Either way, I liked the book! There were a few things I wished were different, but overall I did like it.

Possible spoilers ahead!!

I liked: The idea of people flying. No wings. Just flying. I usually DON'T like superhero shit. If you'll excuse my language. I like fantas
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is something new and different. I liked it. I think this style of writing is very engaging. The author pulls you in from beginning to end. I like the action, heart, sexiness, romance, and the humor. I would never guess the author's first language is not English. This is a great book. You should differently check it out. See what you think!

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This book is something new and different. I liked it. I think this style of writing is very engaging. The author pulls you in from begi
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Very refreshing and full of fun, action, and subtle sexiness that I wish more authors knew how to write about!
Complex characters, unpredictable plot, entertaining dialogues, and a simple yet interesting world. UF fans will love it.
S.K. Gregory
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An action packed novel featuring Jane and Pain, two sisters with powerful abilities who work as bodyguards. Armed with katanas they rescue two guys from their enemies and are then charged with protecting them. Strong characters and a great storyline that will keep you hooked. Recommended to fantasy and action fans.
Kelly Clare
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sky Ghosts (All for One) by Alexandra Engellmann.

I received a copy of this book for review.

The author’s cleverness left me reeling after finishing this book. In fact, it struck me immediately. She has seamlessly changed the POV between several characters. This creates a situation where the reader already has an inkling of what the protagonists are about to encounter, allowing the author to lengthen and draw out the ‘big reveal’. The reader is simultaneously satisfied, but eager for more. I reall
Daniel Chong
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: An action-packed fantasy thriller
Sky Ghosts is an awesome fantasy thriller fills with actions and romances. Under the cover of night the mystery unfolds. Hidden among humans, mythical warriors and assassins emerged in the sprawling city of New York to wage battle. The story began when Jane and Pain, the protagonists engaged in a brawl of sword fighting with their nemesis. They emerged victorious and decided to save two boys. But little did they know that their spontaneous act of kindness could unravel their lives. From there, t ...more
Amber Rose (Rose Reviews)
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
I received a free copy of the book for an honest review.

The amount of detail Alexandra Engellmann put into each character is amazing! I could easily picture each character in my head, as if they were standing right in front of me, and I felt like I had known them forever. The story is so different from anything else I've read, even though I initially thought it would be the typical "angels and demons" story authors usually write, but this was refreshingly different and so so good! I am obsessed,
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review.)

The characters were okay, but I did think some of them acted younger than what they were.

This wasn't an awful read, but I did find it incredibly hard to follow at times - Especially at the start. It was confusing, and quite jumpy, and due to that, there was quite a few times where it bored me.
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The characters and the scenes are well-written and very interesting.
I absolutely love the book! I can't wait for the next one, I'm really curious about who the people in the epilogue are!
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It always pains me to give a lower rating to any book, whether it is independently or traditionally published. I know first-hand how writers can pour their heart and souls into their works, so I will refrain from shaming it. There is definitely potential in Sky Ghosts, however there is much work to be done.
Let's start with something positive! I did enjoy Pain's character, and I can understand how she distances herself from people she loves in order to not hurt them. I wish that had been more of
Levi Walls
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hey you. Yeah, you. Are you staring at me? Cause if you're staring at me, then that means that you have eyes. If you have eyes, why are you not reading the story about me and my friends? If you're not using your eyes and your brain by reading my story, then you're just an overgrown mouth-breather. You don't want to be that do you? So go read my story.

These words would be spoken by one of our main characters, Pain (she was given that nickname for a reason), if she was going to be the one to tell
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kobo
The story is exciting, full of action sequences and comical interludes. The plot kept my attention throughout. Engllemann is a very visual author. She makes everything so very easy to picture and to become part of. I loved the way that the history and mythology of the sky ghost was developed and presented. There were a few times that the plot dragged as the author filled in the background info, but it picked up again quickly. The action and suspense really ramped up at the last 1/3 of the story. ...more
Alan Kleinberger
This is a fast-paced, fanciful page turner, sure to appeal to any fan of strong women kicking butt - and who doesn't enjoy that? The story concerns a secret society of superhumans known as the Sky Ghosts - the name derives from their ability to fly. They operate as a high level security force, and are matched up against a sinister force of evil types, led by a rogue former member of the Ghosts. The lead characters are a pair of young sisters who are among the elite warriers of this force, Jane a ...more
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Alexandra Engellmann. This is book 1 of the Sky Ghosts series.

Jane and her sister Patricia are sky ghosts and they fight against the evil beasts in their city. When Dave and Chester are confronted by a couple beasts Jane and Pain stop them and take them to their headquarters to find out why the beasts want them. Can they keep the boys safe and learn the truth or will evil win against them.

This was a very well written story and I rea
Annalyse G.
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sky Ghost Review

This book is amazing. It keeps the tension and boringness/ info loaded parts perfectly balance. It doesn't make love the center of the plot. It has great family and friendship bonds. It has a FANTASTIC world. Also the characters transition perfectly through it- 5/5 ⭐️ definitely recommend.
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this. With its interesting characters and writing, it's impossible. Five stars and worth the time in reading.
I was given a copy of this to review by the author.

I’m a big fan of Urban Fantasy, and despite not being in the first flush of youth any more, I enjoy reading Young Adult fiction, so I was very happy to review this for the author when she was looking for readers. It also didn’t hurt that the premise sounded a bit different to the obvious witches, vampires and werewolves (or my pet beefs - “half” vampires and “half” werewolves: sorry guys, you either are or you aren’t!), and it has a striking cov
Joe Jackson
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sky Ghosts: All for One was a thrilling ride from start to finish. Our heroine(s) kept giving me flashes of familiar characters: Buffy Summers, Faith (also from the Buffy series), River Tam, Beatrix Kiddo (aka "The Bride")...if you're a fan of ass-kicking female leads in the vein of heroes* like these, you may find what you're looking for in the character of Patricia, AKA Pain, and her sister Jane: a consummate sword-fighter with virtually no equal.

And yet, as impressive as Pain's martial prowes
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sue Davis
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
This starts with Dave a generous , if possibly bored ,rich young man who might be a little to curios for his own good. A young woman who at there first meeting you don't find out who she is but discover her own type humor. A week later you meet Jane she is Patricia's (Pain- pain in A**) little sister, among friends they are al
This book was a total surprise for me in a very pleasant manner. I hadn't read anything by the author before, so wasn't quite sure what I was going to think of her writing style but the synopsis was intriguing and I decided to give it a go - and I'm very glad I did! The story concerns groups of paranormally talented people who call themselves Sky Ghosts and their equally talented enemies, the Sky Beasts. When the sisters, Jane and Pain (real name Patricia but no one called her that!), discover t ...more
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Alexandra Engellmann is a self-published author and artist. At ten years old, she was allowed into the adult fantasy section of her local library, which might have scarred her for life. At twelve, she started learning English from Eminem's songs, which did not please her teachers. At eighteen, she got the first glimpse of a story that later became the Sky Ghosts series. Ten years later, having qui ...more

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