Blog Tour, Review, Casting & Giveaway: Broken Skies by Theresa Kay
Blog Tour, Review, Casting & Giveaway:
Broken Skies by Theresa Kay
Bookcrushin is super excited to be a part of the Broken Skies blog tour in conjunction with Itching For Books. In this post you will find all the book info, a spoiler free review, our dream cast and a cool giveaway!
Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1) by Theresa Kay
Category: Young Adult, Dystopian, Aliens
Publication: March 14, 2014
Purchase: Amazon, B&N
Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.
In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell’s world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.
Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken Jax’s brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple.
Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that’s she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales down his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.
In this world where alien and human are at odds, the connection forming between the two has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.
A few weeks ago on a cross country flight I decided to dive into one of the 5 books I had to read for this here blog. With no in-flight wi-fi I couldn’t recall a thing about any of the books so I chose what book to read based on the cover. The bad ass red head won out. Having no idea what to expect from Broken Skies I was taken on an epic ride, which found me glued to the pages until the plane’s wheels touched down in San Diego.
If you read this blog you know I have a thing for aliens. When not watching reruns of Ancient Aliens or watching Star Crossed I am devouring books that feature otherworldly creatures. But a lot of what’s out there has been done already so imagine my utter amazement when this book takes the alien concept and turns it on its head! I don’t want to give too much away but take an alien/human love story (already a win in my book), set it in a post apocalyptic type society, feature a strong but damaged heroine, sprinkle in a compassionate but secretive male lead, add in suspense, drama, shake and you have the wildly entertaining Broken Skies.
Jax is an interesting female lead. She’s tough, a tomboy and doesn’t wan’t to be forced into any subservient female role. She wants to wear jeans and hunt and hang out with her twin brother. When Jax’s brother is kidnapped and she stumbles upon a strange alien boy named Lir her world is turned upside down. What starts out as an unlikely alliance blossoms into an aching love story that put me on a roller coaster of emotions.
Lir was complex and so very alien. Stoic one minute, passionate the next, eerily beautiful with bright green hair, and beautiful jewel like scales down his back. Even though he was an alien in every sense of the word he still felt human to me.
There were times I wanted to shake both characters for their many miscommunications but it was all part of the intensity of the story. I didn’t want it to end and when it did, on a gut-wrenching cliff hanger, I found myself frantic to find out the release date of book two (sadsies, it only says “expected 2014” shakes fist at sky).
Broken Skies is unique and sets itself apart from the herd. I think you will all love it. But don’t take my word go see for yourself.
I had an easier time casting Jax but Lir was HARD I mean there aren’t any green haired scaly boys out there so I chose a model whose looks can only be described as otherworldly. Enjoy
Jasmine “Jax” Mitchell: 17 1/2, hazel eyes, long-haired vibrant red-headed spit fire.
I chose actress Karen Gillan:
Jace Mitchell (twin) to Jax: Shaggy red hair, hazel eyes, built.
I chose model Jake Hold
Steliro “Lir” Vestra: Angular face, short and messy curled tufts of green hair with gold tips, lean with broad shoulders, emerald green eyes.
I chose Danish model Mathias Lauridsen (no he doesn’t have green hair but he has the angular features, and the hair style)
Author Bio: Theresa Kay
The only person she knows who had a subscription to Writer’s Digest at eleven and was always excited to write research papers, Theresa has been putting words to paper since a young age. She writes predominantly in the sci-fi and urban fantasy genres. Residing in central Virginia, she juggles two kids, a husband and a full-time job in addition to her writing and in her free time she reads almost anything she can get her hands on.
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