Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Review - Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

Title: Take Back the Skies
Author: Lucy Saxon
Pages: 496
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK&ANZ)
Release date: 5th June 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She’s one of the privileged – she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever.
So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat’s world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all . . .

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK&ANZ) and Lucy Saxon*

2/5 stars

Catherine Hunter, daughter of a government official, runs away from home before her father can marry her off to gain more power.
 Disguising herself as a boy, Catherine, now Cat, stows away on a skyship.
Will Cat be able to escape her government past?

I was looking forward to reading this but I have to say that I was very disappointed.
The writing style seemed very young despite the dark themes. 
The characters were okay but I wasn't gripped at all throughout the book and found it a bit boring. 
The plot was rather predictable and some things that happened seemed way too easy. 
Some things also didn't make sense, for example, why didn't Cat run away earlier if her father was so bad to her?

Overall this was an okay but disappointing read.