December 17, 2021

Skyhunter (Skyhunter Duology Book 1) by Marie Lu

Skyhunter (Skyhunter Duology Book 1) by Marie Lu

Rating: 4 Stars

Release Date: September 29, 2020

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Roaring Book Press

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Skyhunter was one of my more memorable reads of 2020. First of all, without reading a word of the story one immediately notices that the cover is gorgeous (both the jacket and the inside cover). My favorite cover of all of Marie Lu’s works. I thought the sprayed edges on the hardback were cool too. 

The novel is set in a dystopian world, and Lu lives up to my expectations from previous reads. There is more of a science fiction aspect to this series than some of her other books, as the “Ghosts” factor heavily into the events of the novel. 

I really liked Talin and Red. Talin is our main character (and we see the events of the story from her point of view) so we get to know her fairly well. The mind-to-mind conversations were cool, and I feel like they allowed Talin and Red to connect on a level that her main characters from the other series can’t. It was cool to see the use of sign language in the book. I also really liked Adena and Jaran as secondary characters. 

I really enjoyed this read, and I’m looking forward to the second installment in the series so I can (hopefully) get some of my questions answered. 

About the Book

A Quiet Place meets Attack on Titan in this unputdownable, adrenaline-laced novel.

Strikers are loyal. With unparalleled, deadly fighting skills. With a willingness to do anything--including sacrifice their own lives--to defend Mara, the world's last free nation. But to the very people she protects, Talin is seen as an outcast first and a Striker second.

No matter what others think, Talin lets nothing distract her from keeping the evil Federation and its army of haunting, mutant beasts at bay. Until a mysterious prisoner shows up and disrupts Talin's entire world. Is he a spy? A product of the Federation's sinister experiments? The clock is ticking for Talin to unravel the prisoner's secrets and discover whether he's the weapon that will save--or destroy--them all.

Explore the chilling realities of war and the power of hope in Skyhunter, with slow burn romance and nonstop action that will have you racing to the end.

About the Author

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways

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