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2314. Humanity has failed to colonize space. After expanding horizontally for centuries, all of Earth is covered in one giant city. The only way left to go was up, so they built towards the sky. Then, one hundred years ago, a meteor hit Earth, annihilating a region formerly known as Europe. The death toll was staggering, but that was not all. That was when the changing beg ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published January 9th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Ann Andrews
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I like to read books that take a creative stance on how the future of the earth might play out. Lots of books, television shows, and movies have tackled this topic, but every once in a while I stumble on a unique concept that makes me fall in love with the genre all over again.

Sky High is a fast paced and straight to the point work that left my heart racing despite the questions circling around my head. It has a Brave New Wor
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Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary |
Sky High by Helge Mahrt is a well-written look into a future in which we neither managed to expand to other planets nor did we blow ourselves to bits and now exist in a post-apocalyptic world. It was kind of refreshing to read a different scenario for once. It is, disturbingly, also too easy to see a potential reality in the world which Helge Mahrt gives us. “Progress” is inevitable and humanity’s growth as a whole makes rabbit breeding look slow.

I guess my issue with this book is that, ultimate
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Kate Campbell
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 I received a free copy of Sky High in exchange for an honest review.  Earth came to near destruction after a meteor hit Old Europe.  While billions died, others still remained and forged their way into a new world.  Within the very beginning we are thrown into the futuristic and action packed life of Mark Deloite.  Mahrt does an excellent job of world building.  Mark's journey takes him throughout Skyreach - a city of endless spires and beyond.  When I first started reading Sky High, I could te ...more
On My Kindle BR
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

When I started reading Sky High, I did not know what to expect in terms of complexity because I have never really read books categorized as "YA science fiction." I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that the plot and setting are quite complex and intricate.

The action in the book begins almost immediately, but Mahrt manages to fill readers in on Earth's history and explain the pertinent issues before thrusting readers in
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J C Steel
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helge Mahrt’s Sky High opens in a future where the Earth has been completely covered by cities. Only the very peaks of the highest towers, the Spires, offer a view of the sky. Because there is nowhere else to go, the government enforces genetic selection, neutering those with genetic defects, but fostering those who show signs of developing some extra-sensory perception. Mark Deloite is a nobody, living with his mother so far down in the city he’s next to the crime-ridden Bottoms – but the gover ...more
Dionne
At first when I first started reading I was thinking I'm going to hate this, but as I read on, I found myself truly completely captivated by Mark. He's such ham! he he. But I loved him. He can do so much for himself and practically help to support his mom. Such a great son.

His discovery of his 'powers' was great too. He couldn't believe he had any at first but then grew used to them since he met the girl from space.

I would recommend this book in a heart beat. Great story!

And as a side note, this
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Daniel Quilter
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book. The premise is very interesting and the world building is very well done. I enjoyed the characters, and I was impressed with how difficult it was to predict the twists and turns of the plot. The action is frequent and interesting. There were some points where the dialogue was awkward and confusing, but for the most part it flowed pretty well. Overall I enjoyed this story and I'm looking forward to any sequel
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Helge
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Obviously I love my book. :)
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The YA Dystopian ...: Sky High by Helge Mahrt 4 28 Feb 05, 2016 10:16PM  
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Helge is German, married to a Spanish woman and living in Madrid. He has a full time job at a big IT company, which is quite demanding, and is trying to find time to write whenever he can.
His interest in writing sparked very early, when he was still in primary school. He would get little comic strips of four vignettes and had to write stories that matched the images. He was amazed by the possibili
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