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, LGBT, Young Adult, Dragons

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

  • Mackenzi
    Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
  • 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.
  • Sami
    Every so often, a book comes along that hits all of your favorite things and knocks it out of the park. For me, Shatter the Sky is that book.Dragons? It's got 'em. Queer POC protagonist? Check. A world reminiscent of AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER? You got it! Wells has sharp, nuanced political commentary and a fast ypaced plot full of intrigue and deception that will delight fantasy fans everywhere.
  • Kathy Temean
    Great new debut fantasy YA. Dragons, a girl, and a boy twist - hard not to love this book. I'm impressed by how the author gives us a fantasy story where all the characters are so well defined that it is easy to keep everyone straight. No need to look back to figure out who's who. Also, Rebecca never over does description and does a great job weaving it into the story.The main character faces adventure, intrigue, and fulfills her destiny without ...
  • Ren
    haven’t read the book yet but five stars because I trust Rebecca Kim Wells with my life
  • Lizzy_Someone
    (This review is based on an advanced reader's copy provided by NetGalley.)3.5 stars rounded up. While not earth-shattering, this was a solid, enjoyable, quick read. It has a similar feel to Of Fire and Stars (a book I wasn't very impressed with), but this book is better: more creative, more intricately plotted, more unpredictable. I will say the plotting is not exactly Dickensian - I feel like many readers, especially adult readers who are deeply...
  • Olivia Farr
    SHATTER THE SKY follows, Maren, who has been raised in a small mountain town. She and her girlfriend, Kaia, have big dreams of leaving and carving their own path. First, they must get through a ceremony with the Aurati of the emperor, who had conquered the country in which their town resides, and who frequently take girls from their village for unknown reasons. Kaia reassures Maren- but then, Kaia is taken. Maren plots to steal a dragon and save ...
  • Aly
    Ok sooooo I don't really (or almost never) like books that have dragons in them. Is that weird? I just don't seem as interested.But this book. THIS. BOOK. I may actually start to enjoy books that involve dragons just because of Shatter the Sky.Just take my stars. TAKE THEM. I only have 4.25/5 to offer, but that's way more than I expected to give. So. The book. Can I just start this off by saying I appreciate just how outwardly queer this is? It d...
  • ☄ ari
    This review is based on an ARC I received from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.3.5 stars. This was fun! Think, a super diverse high fantasy with dragons and a bi mc who is one of very few who can communicate with them. The first half was pretty slow paced but the second half was considerably more exciting and that ending was very cool and makes me excited to see what will happen in the sequel.I liked the mc & the world & the drago...
  • R
    Shatter the Sky was an intriguing young adult LGBTQIA fantasy novel that contained the following : kingdoms controlled by a tyrant, fulfilling prophecies, young women ripped from their homes and loved ones, a daughter of dragons, and of course, dragons. It was also a story of love. When Kaia was taken from her home, her heartmate Maren was determined to do anything to get her back. Undeterred by the mounting dangers that awaited her in her quest ...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) You had me at sapphic adventurers and dragons. But Shatter the Sky is even more than that. Not only is it a series opener (and you will immediately scream for book two), but it is a story about confronting hardship and change. We've seen so many adventurers who have braved dangerous odds for the ones we love and seeing it fueled by f/f...
  • Danielle Stinson
    I read this book in two sittings. It was an amazing, gripping, heart-squeezing read that left me breathless for the sequel. SHATTER THE SKY had everything I love about fantasy. Amazing characters, high stakes, and fully realized, creative world that I was able to sink into bit by bit. RKW does a brilliant job making us fall in love with Kaia and Maren in just a few pages before she turns their world upside down. I was fully invested from the firs...
  • Allison Suzanne Riendeau
    Rage and dragons and scents and romance and tyrants and prophecies!I received an ARC from the author via Twitter...and once I started reading I couldn't put it down! I read a great deal of fantasy, and it can be a rare thing to find a novel that truly pulls readers out of themselves and into the created world on the page. Shatter the Sky does just this, and I whole-heartedly agree that this title is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo! Wonderful to...
  • Stacey
    This book was enjoyable enough to read however it felt like the same thing I've read a hundred times before. It was a pretty by the formula story. There were some dragons which I always appreciate and this was a book that had a positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community. There can never be too many of either of those things in my books. Still I wasn't swept away by this by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Jeremiah Stratton
    I recieved and eARC of this book for an honest review.This was a pretty decent entry level YA fantasy book. In the original posting for it it did mention that this was a LGBT+ friendly book, however it wasnt really a big thing in the book. THe main character just happened to like men and women. It was not a deal.A bigger review will come after the book is published3.5 stars rounded up to 4