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Skyjump by Anastasia Bolinder
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours and Bone Bear Press for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

I’ll be honest, I really wasn’t sure what the synopsis was trying to tell me, but seeing a girl climbing with no fear up a building with a group of people that seemed to watch her from the ground made me intrigued. If I’m being even more honest, that image reminded me of June Iparis from the Legend Trilogy, when her ass got in trouble for scaling a building during school and her brother had to come bail her out of detention or whatever her punishment would have been.

Ahh, the good ol’ days of being 15 and a prodigy, right June?

Well I don’t really know what Quil was climbing on – it looks like a building – but she is climbing without any sort of harness or protection, and from what I can see of her, she looks freaking fearless. Instant intrigue on her part, just from that cover alone. Plus, what did “Skyjump” even mean? I was curious. I wanted to know more. It worked in pulling me in.

Okay I was about to say “honestly” again and I’ve said that too many times today, oops.

I’m glad this is the beginning of a trilogy though, because Bolinder set this up to where I’m really, really, really having a hard time trying to wait for the second one. I mean I know I’m really bad at finishing series and stuff, but I really, really want to try with this one. The world that Bolinder created and the backstory of the Skyjumps, Earthen Bretheren and all of that was just…. wow. It also reminded me a little bit of Avatar the Last Airbender, especially since it seems like the Skyjumps are almost extinct.

The more I read books like this, the more it makes me wonder what I would do if I were in their situation. What would I do if I was one of the last Skyjumps, and had to end up being separated from my father in order to stay safe? How would I even be able to hide my true identity? Would I even want to? I have all kinds of questions.

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Reading Progress

November 16, 2019 – Started Reading
November 22, 2019 – Shelved
November 22, 2019 – Finished Reading

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