My Thoughts in Bullet Points... Take Back the Skies

Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Author: Lucy Saxon
Edition: Bloomsbury Paperback
Released: 5th June 2014
Series: Take Back the Skies #1
Pages: 378 approx.
Links: Goodreads | Author's Website | Buy the book!

The storms will set her free. Freedom will set her world on fire...

Catherine Hunter is one of the lucky ones. Fourteen years old, a daughter of privilege, she doesn't need to fear the Collections which rip other Anglyan families apart. But she longs for escape - before her dad can marry her off to a rich government brat and imprison her forever.

So Catherine becomes Cat, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. But the ship's small, courageous crew have secrets of their own. As they brave the storms that fill the skies between islands, Cat must choose: loyalty or freedom; family or truth; love or battle? Let the skies decide.

I've decided to spice things up today and give you a shorter, and hopefully sweeter, review. My reviews usually turn out awful heavy (even if I don't always mean them to!) so what better way than to break up my usual chunks of text and give you something quicker to read for a change?

Let's get right down to it!

  The book was a breath of fresh air. The premise was so unique and I fell in love with it.
  Skyships are just the coolest thing to put in a book. K?
  I adored the main character, Cat. She was relatable and courageous, not to be walked over.
  I LOVED the group of people on the Stormdancer. The relationship dynamics were just the best.
  I am SO excited for the rest of the series.
  It's going to follow different characters from the same world. How cool is that?! And so awesome!

X  Sometimes there was too much arguing (and apologising afterward) between the same characters.
X  The ending didn't get that much of a rise out of me.


So, there we go. What do you think? Is this a format you'd like to see more often? I think I'd be happy to use it again! ^^

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID. Basically. I really liked the book although I know some people hated it because I loved the premise and the characters and I love when girls have to disguise themselves as boys..don't ask why. I just do. :P

    1. YES. *high five* The premise is AWESOME, how could anyone hate it?! And whenever girls dress up as boys in these kinds of books, it always leads to some eventful stuff! :D

  2. I've never seen this book before! 0-0 The cover is beautiful, ohh my gosh, and the book itself sounds really interesting. I love when there's a courageous and relatable main character, it makes the book soooo much better.
    Can't believe I've never heard of this book before, now I want it!
    - Cambrie @ and so the book begins

    1. The cover is just as beautiful in real life! You should check this one out!! :D


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