Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help–but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save. (From Goodreads.com)
Sissy: My multiple personalities had differing views about this story. There was a part of me that was drawn in immediately and was raring to read on and find out what was the cause of Skylar’s episodes of “wrongness.” When Win came on the scene and started to explain things in his rather unsatisfactory way, another slice of Sissy thought “Alien experiments and time travel? Not interested.” But the first me convinced the second to soldier on, and the third me actually ended up enjoying the whole of it, regardless of some issues.
Bubby: What, only three of you this week? The medication must be working! I found it to be a bit slow at the beginning, but once it got going, it was a wild ride to the end. I love the technology that the Kemyans possess, especially the time-traveling cloak that can also be a tent-like shelter or transportation anywhere or even a computer! It’s all in how you fold it, I guess. I don’t know if I would enjoy time-travel, but I would certainly enjoy instant transportation. I’d go to Paris for a breakfast croissant, England for a proper lunch and India for curry for dinner!
Sissy: Bubby, did you skip breakfast again? I can tell that your blood sugars are depleted by your food-obsessed time-travel scenario. What about the Louvre, Buckingham Palace, or the Taj Mahal? The time travel aspect of the story was extremely interesting, although I would never want to send myself back into hot spots of global conflict like Sky and Win had to do. That was one of the problems I had with the book–I loved the character of Jeanant, but why did he have to make everything so stinkin hard and treacherous to find? While I’m on the subject of things that bugged me–no matter how I looked at it I couldn’t buy into the Kemyan’s reasoning for continued experiments on earth. It doesn’t make any sense to me that they would stay on their crummy space station and not just colonize earth fully. Or just move on.
Bubby: It makes sense to me why they don’t colonize Earth. The experiments have degraded Earth to the point where the Kemyans think it’s not good enough for them to live on anymore. As for why they don’t move on? Who knows. Maybe there will be a sequel that explains it all. I have to say that there were several plot twists that I just didn’t see coming. I wish I could talk about them but Sissy would just yell “Spoilers!” and censor me out. Just know that they are coming. Because some of them are doozies.
Sissy: What makes me want to see this series through is the hope of a continued storyline for Noam, the possibility of a new outcome for Jeanant, and the budding whisper of a romance between Win and Skylar. By the way, I didn’t like Win at all in the beginning. Such a condescending fat head! In author Megan Crewe’s blog she includes a link that shows actors that she feels represents each character. I have to say I liked her choices and that made it easier to picture them in my head.
Bubby: Wanna see? Go HERE for Megan’s character pictures. Earth & Sky was a new spin on the time-travel story and I really enjoyed it. I have got to get me one of those cloaks!
Sissy: Earth & Sky was well written and full of action. I’m hoping the next installment will slow down for a minute and give us some more insights into the characters, some answers to my burning questions, and some historic revisions!
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