What’s it about?
“Under the cover of night, unseen in their black gear against the black sky, there are Sky Ghosts – warriors and assassins, who have been hiding among humans for centuries, revealing their supernatural abilities only to the human elite. They are bodyguards of the highest level and protectors of their cities at night, when they hunt those who chose the dark side, Sky Beasts.
In New York City, there are two fighters that Sky Beasts hate more than anyone – Jane and Pain, two sisters who don’t think twice about beheading a Beast or two. One night, they save two boys from their enemies’ blades, and since that moment, their lives are effectively ruined. The whole Sky Beasts gang is now after them, and not only the boys are in danger, but everybody the sisters love and care about.
As a war threatens to break out, the main mystery remains unsolved: why would the Beasts hunt two ordinary human boys?
Sky Ghosts: All for One is the first book in the Sky Ghosts series that won’t leave indifferent fans of sword fighting, fantasy romance, and the woman warrior genre.” -Goodreads Synopsis
My Review of Sky Ghosts: All for One
Let me just say YAY! Strong female characters! I absolutely love it when a female character is ready, willing, and able to kick butt at a moment’s notice. There’s been an upsurge of this type of character lately, and all I can say is its about time!
This was a hard book for me to review. I discovered, after committing to review it, that it was, essentially, just not my style book. Alexandra Engellmann definitely has talent. She writes in a way that makes sure each scene is fully-fleshed out in your mind. This is not a bad thing. Not at all. Unfortunately, it is not my thing.
I am one of those readers, I have already admitted this and will continue to, that does not do well with books that give me tons of description. It is one of the reasons I don’t like to read Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, etc. Give me too much information and my mind gets overloaded. Next thing I know I’m staring at my belly button, wondering if it needs a good swabbing.
Overall, the author did a solid job with this book, but I do think it needs a bit more tightening up. The pacing seemed a bit uneven. The characters initially seemed a bit shallow, but I think she fleshed them out a bit better later on. In the beginning it was like there was either a lot happening, or there was nothing happened. However, all in all it was a good read, and I’m sure it’ll appeal to many readers out there.
Title: Sky Ghosts: All for One | Author: Alexandra Engellmann | Publisher: Independent on Kindle | Pub. Date: 2014-12-7 | Pages: 360 | ASIN: B00QQABR5U | Genre(s): Fantasy & Young Adult | Language: English | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2015-10-1 | Source: I received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.