Review: Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann

Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann
Series: Night Sky (# 1)
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 496
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. Scared that the weird dreams she’s been having about Sasha are real-and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. When a mysterious girl with extreme butt-kicking abilities roars into town on a motorcycle and, well, stalks Skylar things get even weirder. Super-girl Dana tells Sky that she also has abilities – that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter. A hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on.

Dana and Milo, her dangerously hot yet oh-so-forbidden partner in crime, want Sky to join them in their mission – to mold Sky into the ultimate weapon. She can sense there’s something about her abilities they’re not telling her. But the only way to save Sasha and stop other girls from being taken is to embrace the weird…and fight Destiny.

Review: I truly loved this book. After reading the first chapter, I knew it would be difficult to put it down. Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann take readers to a whole other world. They test beliefs of reality and dare you to guess what will happen next.

Skylar seems to be a typical teenage. She is very likable. I love characters that begin weak and grow as the story continues. That is definitely what Skylar did. Her best friend, Calvin, it hilarious. I loved him! To me, there is nothing better than having a friend that is faithful enough to stick with you through anything. Although it is a challenge for him, that is exactly the kind of person he is. I wasn’t sure I would like Dana or Milo to begin with. However, they quickly proved to be completely awesome. I’m not completely in love with Milo though. I really hope there will be another book because I think Milo has yet to show his personality.

I think the storyline was great and all the characters were great, but I wish the authors would have been a little more creative when naming places like the stores. The book was easy to read. It is definitely geared more towards the younger audience. While writing, the authors were kind enough to throw in definitions for some words that the reader may not know. It also bothered me that they used a replacement word and clarified that the real curse word was used instead. However, there weren’t many curse words used throughout the book.

Overall, I loved the book and I really hope another book will be coming after Night Sky. I feel like, although this story wrapped up well, there is still more to be told.

Favorite Quote: “I’ve had several with…Skylar has entered a few of my dreams before. Two or three. Or five.” He cleared his throat. “Five total. Give or take.”

 

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