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We Own the Sky

(The Muse Chronicles #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  78 reviews
What could you create if you fell in love with a Muse?

16-year-old musician, Sylvia Baker, has always been different. She's the only one who can see the "flickering people." When she sees a gorgeous flickering man named Vincent, she learns that they are Muses.

With his help, she finds herself creating exquisite songs that she loves almost as much as songs by her favorite ban
Paperback, 510 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by CreateSpace
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Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free digital copy of this book from the author.

I have a spoiler free video review of this book, which you can watch here:

This is a YA novel that has a unique crossover with Ancient Greek mythology to give it a fantasy feel in places. Most of the story is told from the main characters point of view, whose name is Sylvia, though we do get a few other perspectives for occasional chapters. Sylvia is a teenage girl whose mother died several years
Dee Arr
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
WoW 60-Second Spotlight Review:

“We Own the Sky” is an old story that has been given a new look. Take two people who fall in love when they shouldn’t, and then detail all the problems they both must face. This first book of the Muse Chronicles relates the story of Sylvia Baker, a young musician who falls in love with Vincent, her Muse.

It took about half the book for me to become absorbed in the plot. I struggled initially with the concept, but the introduc
Alexa Whitewolf
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For you to understand why I’m giving this a 5*, I have to preface my review with how sick and tired I am of YA love triangles and Twilight-y plots and bs rehashed to infinity and beyond.

This book was SUCH a refreshing read from start to finish! As a fan of Greek mythology since I was a child, it was a true pleasure to see one of the lesser known stories - of the Muses - incorporated into a beautiful, entrancing read! It was an even bigger surprise to see their stories depicted correctly yet wit
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
We Own the Sky is the first book in Sara Crawford’s The Muse Chronicles, and I’m excited to see where this series takes us. This first book has certainly sucked me in, and there is no doubt of me reading book two, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

Like many readers, I’m a fan of mythology inspired stories. I’m especially fond of stories that take something different – be it a mythology that is often overlooked, or an element of mythology that is little used. Sara Crawford takes the latter, providing us a
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and it reminded a little of Twilight and Harry Potter. I love both series so this book was very good for me. I enjoyed it! The book kept reading all the way thru. I think this book is for as Young Adult audience but I enjoyed it and I am not young adult any longer. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*
Nada Hosny
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
review to come
Anne (The Reading Life)
I received a free copy for an honest review.

First impressions are very important when introducing anything new to an audience, and this book definitely gave me a very, very positive first impression. We Own the Sky captured me first with the likable narration from our protagonist, Sylvia, and the first few chapters of the book gave me signs of a very promising story.

Unfortunately, after the period of a very good "first impression", it kind of went downhill from there...

This book was very easy fo
Title: We Own The Sky, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (The Muse Chronicles #1-2)Author: Sara CrawfordPublisher: Createspace, 2017Genre: YA Mythology, YA Paranormal
**I received a copy of this book from the author and my review is in no way affected or influenced by receipt of this book**
This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA's Tumblr, or my Goodreads page My Review:
ALAMW (I will post Part III soon, don't worry) had me all kinds of thrown off. I can't believe it's been a month: my birthday was
Ellie Firestone
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, admittedly, about 80% of the reason I initially decided to pick up a copy of this book was because of THAT COVER. I'm a sucker for gorgeous covers. However, I can assure you that the story inside definitely does the cover justice.

We've had plenty of stories about vampires, mermaids, and ancient myths of all types, but I can't recall ever coming across a book about the Muses. Especially not one with a modern take on Muses, where any artist who dies can become a Muse. That's right -- in this
Goth Gone Grey
A love story about music, and aaaah! Cliffhanger!

I'm typing this fast and furious on my Kindle so I can download the next book and start reading *right now.* Thank heavens - and the Muses, and the author while we're at it - that it's written and waiting.

This book is a love song, in free verse, to art in all forms but with a strong lean and extra affection towards music. Song and artist references are scattered through the text like gleeful confetti, some real and some only alive within the nar
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this! I'm not much into YA anymore but this surprised me! It was like Percy Jackson & the Olympians and The Mortal Instruments had a baby and produced We Own the Sky! I loved looking up all the songs and bands that were mentioned throughout the book, and have now been introduced to so much new music! I'm really proud of Sara and can't wait for the next book to come out!
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am new to Sara's writing style, I love the cover, totally pulled me in right off. I was sent a copy from the author for a honest review, I think it needs to be said if you have issues with content about suicide, depression, u should know there are bits in this read about those health conditions. I've never had an issue reading about those sort of thoughts, not that I would want to read them daily. Sylvia, you just feel for 'cause of her upbringing dealing with her mother overdose, her father a ...more
Jennifer G
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sylvia is a tortured 16 year old musician. Depressed to the point of suicide, music is her only salvation. Vincent is an Earth muse, created by one of the original Greek muses to inspire art. Both are at their end when they enter the other's life. Now beautiful music and love are within their reach. With Vincent by her side, Sylvia finds confidence, creates music, makes friends. However, danger follows close behind Vincent's arrival. One of the Original Muses, Clio has a vendetta that may destro ...more
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
We Own the Sky, by Sara Crawford, is a young adult romance inspired by music and the Greek Muses. This blending of art & mythology immediately piqued my interest, even though I am not an oft reader of teen romance. I am, however, both a writer & singer that appreciates stories that celebrate music and creativity. And this story certainly does that.

Protagonist Sylvia is a teen for whom music is a both a passion and a refuge. She lives with her father, a talented musician himself, who is
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebies

We Own the Sky is a breath of fresh air in the world of YA paranormal romance, breathing originality and creativity to the concept of Art (music) and Muses that is both intriguing and imaginative, fueling my love even more for Greek Mythology.

Sylvia, the main character, is a young teenage girl who once battled depression after the death of her mother. Living only with her father, who was also musically attuned, music runs deep in her bones and became her all-consuming passion. Then she met Vinc
Paige Green
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/5

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Recommended Age: 15+ (some sexual references)

Pages: 510

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Synopsis: 16-year-old musician, Sylvia Baker, has always been different. She's the only one who can see the "flickering people." When she sees a gorgeous flickering man named Vincent, she learns that they are Muses.

With his help, she finds herself creating exquisite songs that she
The concept of this book was the only thing I enjoyed. I enjoyed the exploration of Muses, Greek Mythology and what it means to make art. I agree with the message of the book that it is important and vital to humanity and to our individual souls. However you make and discover your art is a beautiful thing.

That being said, I did not like the remainder of the book. I thought the story was weak and VERY Twilight. Like almost spot on. Supernatural guy falls for a supernatural girl, leaves girl for h
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it

We Own The Sky


Sara Crawford

My " in a nutshell" summary...

Sylvie has had a rough young life...but her love for music seems to help her. It keeps her steady. It keeps her sane. Then...she begins to see “flickering people” in particular turns out to be Vincent...her own personal Muse. When he is around Sylvie sings better, plays better and is a totally unique performer.

My thoughts after reading this book...

This book was enjoyable...the Muses have their own life when not with
Happy Booker
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
We own the sky is a young adult book about a sixteen-year-old girl. Sylvia Baker loves music and has the ability to see flickering people. Due to her nature being this way, she meets Vincent and realizes that he is, in fact, a muse. As she understands more about him and the muses, she falls in love and that is when the story takes an interesting turn.

Sylvia also suffers from depression which swayed the story towards a different dimension. It added depth, meaning and made it more relatable. Sylvi
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
*This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*
This is the story of 16 year old Sylvia Baker, whose life has been hard with her mother’s death, her father having been in rehab and now focusing on his music career and Sylvia’s depression which put her in the institute for a while.
But feels better when she is solely into listening to music, and when she joins the chorus group in school she feels the music inside her until she starts seeing the “flickering people” who know one can see but
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sylvia is a teenager with a very special gift, or is she crazy? She’s always seen flickering people, her imaginary friends. As the story starts both she and the reader have to question what is really going on with the depressed teenager. Turns out those flickering people are muses and there is a really good reason she can see them.

Together with her muse Vincent, who has really been there for her in more ways than she imagined, she makes some beautiful music and finds her will to live. There were
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this book to review :)
I liked the story and some of the characters. I just wish there was more showing as opposed to telling, and I wish Sylvia would have brought us into her head more, explaining everything that would happen inside her when she made music with Vincent. I think I would have liked their relationship more if I got more feelings about it from her.
The story was definitely intriguing, and there we parts of the story where the writing f
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a lot of thought so strap yourselves in, its a long one. Like really long. Like actually.

**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Objectively this books is probably closer to a 3.5 but I rounded it up because I did enjoy this book greatly. This books was unlike anything I usually choose to read but especially for the first half of the book I found myself weirdly obsessed with this story. It was very likable and the plot flowed easily. This was very much a s
Bonnie Dale Keck
Kindle Unlimited, saw the review and if it the story had given off twilight vibes to me it would not have gotten a 4 but much much worse, and as far as no teen angst uh hello yeah there was which is why toward the end it got dropped from a 5 {by the very end ended up a 2}. The parts here and there dragging wouldn't have done that and since there is no 1/2 would have otherwise left it at the 5, but just too much of the angst and the dragging parts and huh moments such as when the one guy asked th ...more
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read a few books are centered around Greek mythology. Some have been horribad, some have been eh, and others great. We Own the Sky falls into the great category. I thought that it was a different and original take on the myth of the Muses.

We Own the Sky’s plot is original and sad at times. Sylvia is a 16-year-old musician who happens to see flickering people. That bit of information she keeps to herself because of her past mental health issues. So when one of the flickering people talk to
Feb 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received a complimentary copy of this book for free to give a voluntary honest review. This review contains only my own thoughts and opinions of this book. As much as I am grateful for this opportunity I gotta say, this book did not do it for me. At. All.

We Own the Sky is basically a huge insult to any artist out there. I mean, sure. The idea behind the whole Muses theme is interesting and different and usually I’m all for originality and uniqueness. However, this book takes the word “talent”
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Trigger Warning: This book deals in themes and story elements involving drug and alcohol abuse, mental health and suicide. If any of these themes are triggering be warned this review and book involves them.

An incredible YA series gets a jump into a rarely used part of Greek mythology in author Sara Crawford’s We Own The Sky, book one in the Muse Chronicles series. Here’s the synopsis:

What could
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Content/Trigger Warnings: suicidal thoughts/attempts, imbalanced power dynamic in a romantic relationship*

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

In We Own the Sky, the first book in The Muse Chronicles, we meet sixteen-year-old Sylvia. For her entire life, she’s lived through music, an attribute passed down from her rocker parents. Her mother overdosed when she was young, and her father struggles with addiction. Sylvia has some demons of her own- she’s s
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on my blog, Sav Scribbles.

Thank you to Sara Crawford for sending me a finished copy of WE OWN THE SKY for free. This does not affect my review or opinion in any way.

WE OWN THE SKY was a whole jumble of thoughts and concepts that I have a lot to say about and can’t really sum up in a hook sentence so here goes nothing, y’all!


First off, the concept of WE OWN THE SKY is really cool. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Muses before, and I really like how thoroug
Lanette Rodgers
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was sent a digital copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review:

I haven’t read a ton of urban fantasy. I get worried about that genre that the magic or fantastical elements will feel forced on the characters and the reader, but the magical elements in We Own the Sky were really well done! It didn’t feel forced at all.

This was so much fun to read! It was so different and original, and I love the treatment of Greek muses in this story! It really did Greek mythology and muses just
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Sara Crawford is an author, a playwright, and a musician. Ever since she was five years old, she has lived for art in one form or another. This manifested itself as writing plays at age eight and convincing (forcing) the neighborhood kids to perform them on her driveway, auditioning for Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker three years in a row before finally landing a small role as a toy soldier, start ...more

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“And it hits me that I don’t care if it’s true. I want it to be true. I want to live in a world where there are immortal spirits that help us to make art. I want to live in a world that is as magical as Ancient Greece when everyone believed in mystical gods and goddesses. I want to live in a world where art is connected to things that are spiritual—things we can’t even understand as humans. Because that’s how I feel about it. Art is divine.” 0 likes
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