Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1) by Rebecca Kim Wells

Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)

Raised among the ruins of a conquered mountain nation, Maren dreams only of sharing a quiet life with her girlfriend Kaia—until the day Kaia is abducted by the Aurati, prophetic agents of the emperor, and forced to join their ranks. Desperate to save her, Maren hatches a plan to steal one of the emperor’s coveted dragons and storm the Aurati stronghold.If Maren is to have any hope of succeeding, she must become an apprentice to the Aromatory...

Details Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)

TitleShatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)
Release DateJul 30th, 2019
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, LGBT, Dragons

Reviews Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)

  • Mackenzi
    Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
  • Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestA girl who loves girls going off on a mission to steal a dragon in order to save her girlfriend? YES.I'm happy to say that this book mostly lived up to the hype. It had some problems, but not with the execution of the premise and more with nitpicky things that bothered me as a reader of the fantasy genre. And honestly? That's a good sign. Because if I liked the book enough to be able to focus...
  • Silvia
    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. An interesting worldbuilding and a perfect story for fans of The Dragon Prince, which was ultimately just a little too forgettable for me.This book starts with a really great premise, a QPOC girl who decides to go save her girlfriend and undertakes a journey in a very interesting fantasy world with dragons that can bond to ...
  • Lea ♞ That_Bookdragon
    1/5 I am DEVASTATED to say that I didn't like this book. It sounded so good and amazing but unfortunately I just couldn't and wanted to DNF it but it is a short book so I decided to continue reading it, my mistake. First, it did not feel like a YA book but more like a Middle Grade one. I didn't like the writing at all. When I say that I'm sad for not enjoying this book, you have to trust me. It has dragons, queer characters (the MC is bisexual,...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The BuzzI didn't know anything about Shatter the Sky except that it was about a queer girl in love with her girlfriend. And DRAGONS! Yes, I'm a dragon fan and am always down to learn dragon lore interpreted by a new author.Shatter the Sky is a neat title especially for a dragon book, even though I'm not sure the story lived up to the name. And the cover is quite ho-hum as well. I do find the colo...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Buddy Read with Nana and Faith for The Procrastinators Book ClubWhen Maren's girlfriend Kaia is taken by the Aurati to join their evil ranks, Maren decides to save her girlfriend the only way she knows how—by infiltrating the emperor's dragon fortress, stealing a dragon, and then storming the Aurati stronghold. It's impossible, but Maren is determined to be reunited with her love.This is a story that I probably would have adored 4-5 years ago.D...
  • julianna ➹
    there's kind of a love triangle in this and i'm hardcore not here for it. or am i?There's something about this writing that is really easy-to-follow and engaging, but not lyrical in the way that would let me pull beautiful quotes? Which is sad. Because I like quotes. I feel like I've said this for a lot of books, but this really just gave me that Classic YA feeling in terms of its structure and plot. I also felt like maybe this book felt slightly...
  • Jocelyn
    2019 is the year that QPOC are showing up in YA to burn the system to the ground and I could not stan harder if I tried. This dragon didn't smell like anything I recognized, I realized... Maybe the smell I'd been associating with dragons all this time was the scent of their fear. Maybe all the things I'd learned about dragons were half-truths, words misshaped by the mouths of their captors. This is a gloriously fresh take on dragons and magic and...
  • Kogiopsis
    hey quick question why the HELL did I think it was a good idea to read this seven months before it's releasedwhy did I give myself seven EXTRA MONTHS of waiting for the sequelI am suffering(or: it was really good, but I just want! more!)
  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    *3.25I am so disappointed.I went into this book having no expectations, but I was reading for the pre-established romance. The moment I read "to save her girlfriend" I wanted to read this. I would've read it if it was "save her boyfriend" or whatever because I love when characters start off the book in a relationship and we just follow them in their relationship. I love that.I also really liked the cover. And I feel like an idiot because it liter...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    The plot outline and some of the characters are really well done. But the overall flow, triggers for events and other parts of the writing were stilted, abrupt and far too convenient. RTC.
  • Crowinator
    I like this book a whole lot. It surprised me. I hope they pick a different cover by the time it comes out because I don't know a lot of teens that would give it a shot based on this one. Review to come.Previously On This Review:My ARC bills this as an "angry feminist bisexual dragon YA fantasy novel" and I can't tell if this word salad is a meaningful statement, but I guess we'll see.
  • Julia Ember
    Really enjoyed this one! Lesbians and dragons! A super fast, short read which I always appreciate in fantasy. I loved the incidental queerness of the book, and really related the protagonist who didn’t want to be a heroine, she just wanted to stay home, but hurt her girlfriend at your peril! The pacing especially reminded me a lot of the YA books I read when I was a teen, like Tamora Pierce.
  • c,
    Then let them burn. On my blog. Rep: bi mc, wlw li, Asian inspired characters (? definitely poc)Galley provided by publisherSo you want a book with a bi main character? So you want a book with no white characters? So you want a book with dragons and a quest to rescue your girlfriend from the villains? This is the book for you.Shatter the Sky opens with Maren’s girlfriend, Kaia, being taken from her by agents of the empire and forced to join th...
  • Emily (emilykatereads)
    This angry feminist fantasy with a bisexual MC who steals a dragon to save her girlfriend definitely sounds like the kind of story I'd be 100% into. This one just fell a bit short for me. It wasn't bad, it was just lacking. Maren, a homebody who doesn't want to leave her place on the mountain decides to leave to steal a dragon and save her girlfriend when Kaia is taken by the Aurati. Maren must travel and scheme to make this plan work. The writin...
  • Cindee
    I did like this book even with the few issues that I found in it for one it was just a bit too fast paced and the story focused a little too much on the MC's feelings for someone else. I liked the characters especially Maren I liked how empowered she was to save her girlfriend Kaia although she did get a bit too distracted with her attraction to Sev. I really did like how determined she was to save Kaia even from herself so she would free the peo...
  • Renata
    This is a little bit more capital-F-Fantasy than is my usual jam but I still really enjoyed it! Maren is a great protagonist and her love for her girlfriend Kaia is so beautiful ;_; This has IMO exactly the right amount of worldbuilding to be compelling and interesting but without me being like "UGHHHH which was this fantasy dialect again"? And I thought this was a unique take on dragons! Now I gotta wait for the sequel aaaaa!