Under Sunless Skies (Starlight Saga, #2) by Sherry Soule


UNDER SUNLESS SKIES - book 2 - science fiction paranormal romance - book cover

 

The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

True love is hard. And a doomed relationship with epic trust issues and shady secrets? Even harder.

For Sloane Masterson, her forbidden love with Hayden Lancaster has been a series of highs and lows that is overly complicated by those annoying interstellar dating laws.

But once Sloane discovers a shocking family secret, she won’t let those lame rules get in her way—she’s on a mission to win back her hybrid!

Too bad convincing her stubborn ex that they belong together isn’t Sloane’s only problem…

After receiving creeptastic blackmail messages, Sloane’s life becomes a real-life horror movie. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Hayden slimes her with smelly ectoplasm and freaky mutants start tracking her every move. Insert one more major disaster…the unexpected arrival of Sector Thirteen.

If she hopes to survive all the crazy with Hayden at her side, Sloane needs to expose the blackmailer and get that potent residue off her skin—fast. Because with Sector Thirteen’s monsters hunting her, Sloane’s not going down without a fight, even if that means trusting the one boy who broke her heart.

*This series is intended for upper-YA readers, has lots of steamy romance and campy humor, and is not considered hardcore science fiction.

Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
Series: Starlight Saga, #2
Length: 330 pages
Release date: 2016-07-14

 

Teaser


My locker is my own personal space during a busy day at school. Plastered on the walls are a dry erase board, a small mirror, and photos from last Halloween with Viola and me in our zombie costumes taped to the door. Lowering my sunglasses, I check my teeth for lipstick stains, in the mirror, rubbing one finger over a red smudge on my front tooth. As I lean back, a black envelope flutters out of the locker, and I barely manage to catch it before it hits the ground.


My Opinion

This book reunites the readers with Sloane and Hayden, freshly separated – and thanks to strange events – hopefully not for long.

With Under Sunless Skies, Sherry Soule has once again created a thrilling young adult science fiction story. It is a compelling read, drawing you in as you learn more about the main characters and their dilemmas. Sherry Soule paints a clear picture of Sloane and Hayden’s mindsets while the story evolves. I was drawn close to Sloane – an invisible friend and ally. Sloane and Hayden are masterly elaborated; the other characters are of sufficient depth, also believable with their flaws and virtues. The story has a wonderful flow; it was easy to get hooked.

This is a book for you if you like the young adult genre with steamy romance and a good measure of non-dominant science fiction, believable and often stubborn characters, and a sense for justice.

The remarkable second book in the Starlight Saga trilogy!

Highly recommended!

 

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV First person – present tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content :mrgreen: – 😳

 

About the author

Sherry Soule is an Amazon bestselling author and lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s always wanted to live in a world where sweatpants are sexy, cupcakes don’t make you fat, and she could adopt every homeless animal.

Many of her books have spent time on the 100 Kindle bestseller lists and have been nominated as Top Picks in the “Best Paranormal Romance” categories.

When she’s not writing thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion, you can find her watching Netflix, reading on her Kindle (often crushing on fictional characters), or hanging with her zany family.

Connect with the author:

Amazon:  Sherry Soule

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Under Sunless Skies?  Or – if you did not yet read Under Sunless Skies – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


Book review: Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule

 

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4 thoughts on “Under Sunless Skies (Starlight Saga, #2) by Sherry Soule

  1. Looks like a guilty pleasure – the kind of book I like to indulge in once a while for pure escapism.. thanks for sharing your review and helping me discover another gem to add to my collection. Happy reading 🙂

    • You are welcome, Casey. 🙂
      I am convinced that the upcoming third book will be awesome as well. I like characters I can relate to…
      Happy reading!

    • Thank you very much, Ana. I enjoyed the first one, this one is even better. We are lucky that there are YA authors whose stories also attract 25++ readers. 🙂

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