As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom o ...more
As this was the main element of last battle at mines probably the author used it. (less)
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The Skylighter by Becky Wallace
Book Two of the Keepers' Chronicles
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Rating: 3 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) int ...more
It was such a lovely ending to this strong, debut fantasy duology! I just loved getting to know these characters, their quests, and how they all came to work together. I just love it when an awesome cast of characters really forms this epic bond and this book was a perfect example of that. Everyone gets tangled up in one another and your heart just really goes out to all of them!
I didn't feel AS invested as I had in the ...more
I could kick myself for waiting so long to read this! It's a wonderful end to the duology, with old and new characters to love (the women in this story are sooo amazingly complex), sweet romances, and almost nonstop intensity. I can't wait to read more in the future from Becky Wallace!
What a great ending! I didn't realize this was a duology until I was getting close to the end and it seemed like the story was actually going to wrap up in this book, so I checked and yep, this is the conclusion. Hallelujah for duologies! I love when an author keeps their story concise and clean and doesn't try to stretch it ...more
The Skylighter by Becky Wallace is the conclusion to The Keepers’ Chronicles duology. It picks up exactly where The Storyspinner leaves off and things have gotten pretty intense. I’ve been hearing that you’ll enjoy The Skylighter most if you re-read The Storyspinner prior to jumping back into the world. Luckily for me, I read The Storyspinner last month so the details were already very fresh in my mind and I wasn’t at all confused when I began reading. I’m ...more
*Beware of Spoilers from The Storyspinner*
The Storyspinner was one of my favorite reads from last year. It just has that special something for me where I knew it was going to be a long time favorite. The Skylighter has kept pace with it's predecessor, The Storyspinner. This uniquely crafted, action filled tale has an enormous scope due to all the characters point of views. Although the pace feels quite jumpy at times do to multiple points of view, each character's' story has enough action th...more
This book BROKE MY HEART... mended it... SMASHED IT AGAIN... then warmed it up and fixed it... THEN MADE ME CRY OUT IN DISTRESS/HEARTBREAK/FEELINGS. Becky Wallace really played through my emotions all throughout it. :')
Review to come!
The Storyspinner last year was one of my favorite books, easily a 4.5 stars read. I loved the setting, the multiple POVs and the story was rich, complex and very much captivating. The Skylighter was one of my top 5 most anticipated titles of the year. I couldn't wait to be reunited with cast and see how Becky Wallace wrapped up the story. While overall, I was satisfied with the story, I didn't think it lived up to the expectations I had.
- The characterizations was as with the first book fantas...more
If you love a strong heroine, a non-triangle romance, magic, and a well-developed plot, this book (and series) is for you.
At the end of The Storyspinner, the author left her readers in a dreaded awe state. I’m not going to spoil the first book, but I’m just going to tell you, there are some mouth-dropping moments and you will immediately want to read the second book.
The Skylighter p ...more
The Skylighter is non-stop action, but you really need a re-read of The Storyspinner to enjoy it to the fullest.
Plot: The Skylighter picks up right where The Storyspinner ended. Do you remember what happened? I barely did. From there, The Skylighter picks up speed and we're introduced more into the Keepers involvement with politics in Santiago. This book was very much The Keepers novel which was very interesting and at times emotional, but yet I felt that more of this storyline should ...more
Not to say that the book was a disappointment because it was anything but! It was action filled with a few extra twis ...more
Author: Becky Wallace
Release Date: March 22, 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Rating: 5 Stars
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy for an honest review.
I love this series and this is the final book so I am going to do this review as spoiler free as possible. I do not want to ruin either books as I loved them both so much!
The Skylighter is fantastic, with fantasy, romance, and magic !!! ...more
The only complaint I will voice aloud is how I really don't like the covers for either of the books. They are too cheesy and don't really do a good job at conveying the plot of the books.
It was a pack of romance and action. I didn't like the way that the love triangle was handled. I could see that coming but I forced myself to not believe it but I can't blame the author since it added a good deal of mystery.
What I disliked the most was the battle. It was too small a battle to consider much. The enemy was plotting for 10 years and yet he lost the battle very eas ...more
The main problem, I think, is how short this book is. Basically everything felt rushed: the plot, the romantic resolutions. On the one hand, it did actually make the book pretty impossible to put down since something intense was always happening, but I think the novel could have benefit ...more
The Storyspinner was by far one of the best books I've read in 2015. It wasn't perfect particularly in the world building and plot but its characters, the ships, the classic fairy tale feel and the premise certainly compensated for what it lacked. So it was only expected that the second book, Skylighter, was one of my awaited books this 2016. And what can I say, it was still wonderful but I wish that there was more.
Considering that the Keepers' Chronicles is a fantasy and that ...more
One of the most brilliant things about this book is the world. It's such a unique and interesting world that feels familiar and creative at the same time. In this book we learn more about the history of the world and the magic. It was so amazing to see the elemental magic in affect and tha ...more
UPDATE: I've finished it -- perfect yet realistic ending. Wouldn't mind a Dom novella, or another book, though. (The prettiest of pleases)
The characters have grown more complex, the stakes raised, the romance more swoony. All the points, 100%, 10 points to Wallace.
I'd recommend this series to any fantasy book lover, any age.