Earth & Sky

Earth & Sky

by Megan Crewe

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ISBN-13: 9781477847848
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Earth & Sky , #1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Megan Crewe is the celebrated author of the Fallen World trilogy and the novel Give Up the Ghost, which was short-listed for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She majored in psychology at York University and has spent much of the last twelve years working as a behavioral therapist and school aide for children and teens with special needs. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and three cats.

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Earth & Sky 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe Skylar's family tragedy when she was five losing her older brother mysteriously has changed her out look on life. She decided to not miss anything, but soon after that decision she learned something that haunted her for years, things felt wrong. She could not say why, she could not explain, but she did what she could to cope. Then the events of a class trip will change her life forever. She is able to look into the past, and save the future. This is a dynamic children's book that should be in every classroom of middle school students. The book looks not only a personal responsibility, but the responsibility of society, of science and of self. The breath and scope of the book is amazing, the characters enduring, and the story just out of this world. I can't wait to delve into the A clouded sky and start the next adventure.
booklovelounge More than 1 year ago
The start of the story did not quite grab my attention like most. I don’t read up book summaries ahead of time so I had no idea what I was in for. I thought the story was an ordinary one about a teenager — until it was not. I love how Megan creates a different picture of an alien; you definitely do not get that a lot these days (or maybe that’s just based on what I’ve read). Not quite sure about the possibility of romance but often, it strikes as weird and gross to have any such type of relationship with an otherworldly creature. Mostly because I associate aliens with ET. Haha. Read full review here: http://thebookloverslounge.com/review-earth-and-sky-by-megan-crewe/ Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
_staceykym_ More than 1 year ago
ARC kindly provided by Amazon Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review ‘Earth and Sky’ is (to be frank) yet another sci-fi novel about time-and-space travel with attractive, human-like aliens by yet another unknown author. Sadly, it did not live up to the standards of ‘Wool’ by Hugh Howey, ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth or ‘Alienated’ by Melissa Landers. I have to commend the author for her attempt at writing something that may be the next big scientific fiction novel. But this one just didn’t – quite – make it. It seemed too lack-lustre and the plot overused. It was too simple in its progression and story, that – honestly – it bored me. There were never moments where I would gasp, or cry or laugh. It just didn’t illicit those kind of emotions in me. There was this constantly remaining predictability to the novel. It was never mysterious, or anticipatory or thrilling. Have I explained enough? I have nothing against the author, but ‘Earth and Sky’ was simply subpar. The cover though! Gosh! It is literally one of the best ones that I have seen on NetGalley and it instantly drew my eye. It very bright, effective and mysterious. I loved the planet that seemed to descend or hover at the top and the swirls that seemed to be the light from stars as the earth orbits around. A third of the way into the book, I'd given up hope for this ever becoming what the author intended it to be. It just doesn't have that something to make it pop. It seemed very stereotypical and archetypical of other science fiction novels. There was also a point where I was really bored with the book...and honestly kind of desperate for it to get better. Soooo DESPERATE that I left it for A DAY OR TWO and then came back to it. I did believe that it was going to be like every other YA sci-fi novel about time traveling: and it was, but it THANKFULLY GOT BETTER closer to the middle and NOT SO BORING. It (and I) got into the rhythm of things and I was beginning to understand more, so things settled into place and became interesting and more exciting. Unfortunately, my thorough knowledge of science would know that if any other life form closer to us would be able to reach us, contact us, and have such powerful technology as the race of aliens that Win, a main character, belongs to, they would be very dangerous and powerful to humanity. Instead they just seem weak and pathetic to the reader. The problems which Win tells Skylar, another main character, they have, seem like slightly-in-the-future-Earth problems. It just really downplays all the things that I know these aliens should be able to do and really undermines them. All these alien ‘Kemyates’ can do is use time and space travel and shoot nerve guns. The characters were interesting and dynamic, but I felt we could've gotten to know them more in the time that that author was introducing the story to us. They simply didn’t act their age. Skylar, acted like a 15-year-old instead of 17, and Win acted like a 16-year old instead of his 19. It really confused me. ... read the full review at https://staceykym.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/earth-and-sky-earth-sky-1-by-megan-crewe/ ...
KatyMessier More than 1 year ago
I had some trouble getting into the story at the very beginning.  The details of the story trickle in slowly at first which left me a bit confused at various behavior from both Skylar and Win.  This made it hard for me to connect with them and the struggle they faced.  As the book progressed more of these details were fleshed out giving every element of the story more depth.  By the end of the book I felt very connected to both Skylar and Win though I did wish I’d gotten more of a peek at some of the other characters.  My favorite part though was the time travel mostly in part due to how much there was of it.  Every time jump felt very authentic and real with very significant points in history being visited.  I also really appreciated how well Skylar’s anxiety is portrayed.  While it isn’t specifically named anxiety or panic attacks it was very similar.  I became very curious about her method of coping with this and may try it myself!  I highly recommend this for anyone who is a fan of time travel and young adult fiction. This eGalley was provided free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion and I was compensated in no other manner.
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
This book had tons of interesting things going on, and I was interested till the end! It did go a bit slowly at times, but because there was a lot of different ideas going on, it kept me reading. There's time travel, going to different countries, and a puzzle to be solved, lots of fun stuff to read about, and the little tidbits of history were enjoyable to read. I was definitely intrigued in the whole sci-fi aspect of this book, it was a great blend of the futuristic and the past. I went with 4 stars instead of 5 because I think the characters were a bit flat, and I just didn't connect with either of the main characters. Skylar was a bit too emotional for my liking, and she overreacted to certain situation; some of it was justified, but a lot of it was just too much, and it made me feel as if she is really fragile, but luckily there were bursts of strength she would show every now and then, but I still couldn't quite connect with her. Win was fine, but I felt he was a bit boring. I hope in the next book, there will be more character development because I really want to care about the characters in the book I'm reading. I will definitely read the next book! The adventure and all the action really draw me in!
StephWard More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars 'Earth & Sky' is the fantastic first book in what promises to be a phenomenal science fiction trilogy. The story follows our main character Skylar, or Sky, as she goes about her normal teenage life as a senior and dealing with incredibly powerful panic attacks that happen when something around her feels "wrong." Nothing bad has ever come after these attacks, so Sky has found a way to cope on her own and appear normal in front of everyone - including her parents. Sky's world is turned upside down when she meets the mysterious and seriously cute guy named Win - who can finally explain what's happening to her and why she gets the attacks. Apparently the Earth has been a place for alien scientists to conduct various experiments that manipulate time. It's been happening for thousands of years and the Earth is beginning to show the effects of the experiments - it's very existence and reality is slowly unraveling right around everyone. There is hope though, in the form of a rebel faction of aliens who want to free the Earth and its people from being mere test subjects. Win happens to be a member of this alien rebellion and is on Earth to help find a weapon that their leader has left somewhere in Earth's time and space that will stop the scientists once and for all. Win needs Skylar's help to find the weapon and stop the experiments - before the world literally falls apart. I found this book to be a truly refreshing breath of fresh air for the YA science fiction genre. There are so many books out there right now that seem to be blending together, but this one takes concepts and aspects of science fiction that aren't normally written about and melds them into a unique and enthralling novel. I don't normally read a lot of science fiction, especially ones that have to do with aliens - mainly because I usually can't connect with the alien characters or I can't immerse myself into the story. I encountered neither of those problems with this book - it actually had the opposite effect on me. I was drawn into the world the author created right from the beginning and I didn't come back out until the very end. The Earth setting in the book is just like our world today, so everything in it and about it was completely familiar to me and put me at ease immediately. I think that had a lot to do with the way I responded to the alien aspect of the story - I slid easily into the book at the beginning, which is just Sky's normal life - just like anyone's now. When Win was introduced into the story and the real plot of the book was revealed, it just didn't seem like that huge of a leap for me. I think another reason that I could get into the story was because the aliens looked just like normal people, and the concept of time travel is nothing new to me as a reader. No matter the reason(s), I was surprised at how much I identified with the characters - human and alien - and how I readily accepted the plot about aliens. Speaking of the characters, they were all very realistic with distinct personalities and traits. I loved Sky as the main character because she was realistic. The daily problems of high school, friends, family and others - and because she suffers from intense panic attacks. This aspect of her character really resonated with me because I myself suffer from panic attacks, so I could easily empathize and identify with how she felt and what happened during them. The entire story was incredibly well written with a fast pace but an easy flow that has the reader inside the book without them even knowing it. I loved getting to know all the facts and details about Win's planet and his people - everything from their history to how the scientists manipulate Earth in experiments and how the rebels are planning on stopping them. There's a lot that builds up during the book that foreshadows what's going to be happening in the next couple books - and I can't wait to see where the story line will go! I'm already dying to read the next book in the trilogy so I can continue on the adventure alongside Sky and Win. I very highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction, fantasy, time travel, aliens, and those looking for a unique and mesmerizing first book in a series like nothing else out there. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
An interesting YA read about a looming presence that saw Earth as an experiment, Earth and Sky was an enjoyable read. It had a couple of issues but, overall, it was a good read. First, let me start with what I liked about the book. I liked Skylar's character. She was perceptive and braver than she gave herself credit for. Overall, I liked her. Win was also great. He was charming and I liked how he learned to respect humans as fully capable people as he spent more time with them. He was sweet and likable as well. The romance was light, more like a potential for romance, as Sky and Win got to know and mutually respect each other. I really liked the overall idea for the book. The idea that an alien group would use the whole of Earth as an experimental zone was interesting and it definitely had me curious enough to stay interested throughout the story and be interested to see what happens next. However, the were some problems that brought down the book. First,  I didn't feel like I fully got to know the characters. The book was so focused on the action that I didn't get enough of the characters. Also, it was a little unbelievable that Sky would so quickly agree to become a renegade time-traveler. Maybe it was because I didn't know her character well enough to believe it but it just didn't strike me as realistic. The biggest problem, though, was that there were too many holes in the world building. It was a great idea but the explanation just didn't convince me. For example, apparently this had been going on for many years. While the aliens had originally intended to colonize the planet and just do a few experiments to make sure it was stable, they decided against it when their experiments started to have consequences. But, they continued their experiments. Why? Why did they continue to poke around at humans? What purpose did it serve? Why even bother? The only explanation I got for that was that the Kemyans (the aliens) were very set in their ways and didn't like change. But, I didn't feel like that justified why they would continue pointless experiments for many, many years. And there were a lot of other plot holes that just didn't quite fit. And that really brought down the book because I wasn't able to fully believe in the situation.Though I liked the story, I didn't believe in it. Despite this, I did enjoy the story overall. I was curious enough to keep going and I'm still curious to want to know what happens next. I hope that we'll get more solid explanation and characterization in book 2, because I think this story had a lot of potential and I hope it meets it. Earth and Sky was an overall good book. There were issues that brought it down but I was still able to enjoy it. I don't know if I would recommend it but it is worth looking up. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
Let me ask you this…What would you do if you somehow ended up with the ability to feel when something in the universe changed? Like something felt so very wrong… like the placement of a plant, or the placement of a sign or building felt off somehow? And you couldn’t quite figure out why? For 17 year old Skylar, this is her reality. Still dealing with the disappearance of her brother, Skylar has these feelings where things in her life are just wrong, which in turn gives her these panic attacks, and where one of the only ways she can calm herself down is by counting by threes using beads she received from her brother all those years ago. On a field trip to the court house, Skylar chances upon a cute, mysterious boy (Win) that may end up having the answers that she has been searching for. But she never thought that the reasons for her panic attacks had anything to do with aliens and their reasons for screwing around with the lives of humans on earth. And because of her “special” ability, she may be the key that Win needs to solve the different puzzles left by his people; a puzzle that will reveal where a new piece of their technology that is needed to save earth. But in order to find these pieces, Win and Skylar must travel back through time while evading a constant alien threat looking to thwart their plans in saving earth. Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe was a read that took me a bit of time to get into. I think it may have been the simple fact that the main character, Skylar, was selfish and stubborn (at times). I did, however, enjoy the character of Win. I liked his inquisitive nature when it came to humans and their ways, like how even the common cold fascinated him. I adored how much he wanted to protect Skylar, and how, regardless of how difficult the situation was, he always thought of her life first. The scenes where both Skylar and Win were running for their lives were written well. They were chalk full of action, which kept my interest in the book. I do wish that more information revolving around Win’s home planet was discussed. Bits and pieces were revealed throughout the novel, but I was craving more. I wanted to know more about the life out there, I wanted to find out more about the people. I wanted to know more about the scientists that decided to study earth and start messing with the timelines. Maybe the info was in the book, and I just missed it. Overall, Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe was an interesting read that could have been great if more information was provided about the actual threat and more info on why Win and Skylar are being pursued, and other things (which I can’t reveal as it will totally spoil the ending). I would recommend this book to fans of YA time travel.
Kaylexanna More than 1 year ago
Earth and Sky gives us a different type of protagonist - one I couldn't exactly relate to in some ways, but whom I liked nonetheless. Skylar is definitely different from a lot of other YA protagonists, and I liked that a lot. She's definitely an unlikely hero in this story, and I liked seeing how she dealt with all that the story threw at her. There is a love interest, of course, but no love triangle (Can I say YAY?!). Win is interesting, and he definitely isn't without his faults, and I liked that a lot. While I wasn't particularly attached to him, I did think he was likable despite some of the downright frustrating or rude things he does, so that was a plus. He may not be the most interesting love interest in YA, but I definitely thought he was on the more likable side of things, and I didn't hate the romance. It isn't overbearing, and there is no insta-love, either, so between the no love triangle thing and that, the romance gets quite a few points in my book. Like other time travel stories, you may need to just throw aside your doubts and enjoy the ride. There were definitely times when I was a bit confused about the time travel aspect and how things would be affected or changed in the present, but eventually I just had to take things at face value, and this book is definitely more enjoyable that way. That said, while a couple of things did throw me a bit, I didn't have too many issues on that front. I wish we had gotten to learn a little more about Skylar's life in the present, because by the end of the book, the details from the beginning were a bit fuzzy, having not really been reinforced since early on. I also wanted to know a lot more about the specifics of what was going on and why, but I got enough that it didn't bug me too much. I thought the technology used in the book was fairly unique and kind of fun, and I didn't feel like too much of the science-y stuff went over my head, so that was good. This book was definitely a fun ride, and I am really looking forward to reading the second book in the series ASAP! (I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)