Monday, April 3, 2017

Book Review: Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener

Rating: 5 Stars
This is my first time reading a book by Michelle Diener and she certainly didn't disappoint. I was really hooked with this page-turner of a story from the very beginning. There really wasn't a dull moment in the story. It picked up right in the thick of the plot but there is enough retelling of the back story to ensure you understand the whole picture.
I found myself really rooting for Taya; her story is truly a joy to read and I was longing for the chapters to be longer. Taya is an ordinary girl having a strong inner resolve to stand up for what's right. Eventually, beyond anyone's expectation, she would rise above everyone and be the unlikely key to their freedom. This is one of those books where you truly are rooting for the good people, who also happen to be the underdogs, to triumph over evil.
Garek on the other hand is a man on a mission; someone willing to risk everything and willing to take down anyone who stands in his way to get to the girl he loves. Together with Taya, they form a formidable team. Ms Diener writes their romance very delicately, and you can really feel the chemistry and the connection between the two. Great job!
All in all, I truly enjoyed reading this. For those looking for a good read, this one is highly recommended.

About the Book

Series: Sky Raiders (Book 1)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
When the people of Barit first saw the silver glint of sky craft, they felt awe. Then awe turned to fear. And they found a name for the mysterious newcomers. Sky raiders.
Garek's one year of duty as a guard walking the walls of Garamundo was extended to two when the sky raiders appeared. Two long years away from home and his lover, Taya. When he finally returns, the town is empty. While Garek was protecting Garamundo, the sky raiders were taking their victims from his hometown.
Taya can't bear looking into the night sky. All she can see is Barit, her home planet. Impossibly, the sky raiders have brought her and their other victims to Shadow, the planet that shadows her own, and looking up makes her aware of everything she's lost. Garek is out there somewhere. She knows he'll look, but he'll never find her.
She and the other captives have to find a way to escape. Without the food and clothes the sky raiders bring them from their raids on Barit, they'll starve on the almost barren wastes of Shadow. And when they've given the sky raiders enough of what they want, that's exactly what the sky raiders will leave them to do.
What Taya doesn't realize is she'll have some help with her plan. Because Garek isn't giving up on finding her. And he's even more resourceful than she could ever have imagined.
Nothing is going to keep him from Taya. Not even space itself.


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