Eyes Ever to the Sky by Katie French
Publication date: April 9th 2013
Publisher: Katie French Books
Number of pages: 194
Series: The Sky Trilogy (1#)
Source: From the publisher in exchange for review via Netgalley. This is my honest opinion.
Date finished: 2nd November
When Hugh wakes up in a smoldering crater—no memory, no clothes—a single thought echoes in his head…trust no one. Frightened and alone, with no memory of who he is, he stumbles upon a grisly murder scene and is fatally shot. He wakes, only to find he can heal himself. He has superpowers, and he’s going to need them.
Desperate and bleeding, Hugh stumbles upon fifteen-year-old Cece, who’s got enough troubles of her own. Between caring for her bipolar mother and trying not to get evicted from her run-down trailer, Cece may be the only person struggling as much as Hugh. Drawn to Hugh, Cece finds a love she’s never known. But when the real killer—a man-hunting beast—chooses another victim, Hugh and Cece realize they must unlock the clues to their past if they have any chance at a future.
For me, Eyes Ever to the Sky is a hard book to review. It’s not that I didn’t like it but it just didn’t tip the scales one way or another.
And what do I do when I have trouble reviewing?
Things I Liked:
– I liked the cultural side of Cecelia and her mother. There aren’t many books I can name with a character background like this one.
– Cecelia (or CeCe) was pretty strong. She wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself and be brave, not matter how much pain or trouble she was in.
– I felt a lot of sympathy for Cecelia and her mother.
– Perfect story length.
– Nice last paragraph.
Things I Didn’t Like:
– The cover. The two people on the cover make it look like Eyes Ever to the Sky is set in the 50s.
– I’m a little confused as to what Hugh is. Alien, yes, but the ending confused me.
Eyes Ever to the Sky is a nice story. If in future I come acrosss the opportunity to read a sequel, I’ll probably take it.
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Goodreads author bio:
Katie French imagined herself an author when her poem caught the eye of her second grade teacher. In middle school she spent her free time locked in her room, writing her first young adult novel. Though her social life suffered, her love for literature thrived. She studied English at Eastern Michigan University, where she veered from writing and earned an education degree. She spent nine years teaching high school English. Currently she is a school counselor, doing a job that is both one of the hardest things she’s ever done and the most rewarding. In her free time she writes, reads great books and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children. She is a contributor and co-creator of Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to erasing the boundaries between traditional and non-traditional publishing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. You can find her at www.katiefrenchbooks.com, at www.undergroundbookreviews.com or on Facebook.