Sky Stone by Scarlett Van Dijk
Sky Stone by Scarlett Van Dijk is the first book of the Sky Stone Series and listed on Amazon as a Young Adult, fantasy novel. Young adult? The classification confused me most likely because of my personal mission statement: to fight off adulthood until my dying breath. Enlightened by Google, I now know that a young adult is a person in their teens or twenties. Vague much?
Next stop, my reading history and holy adolescence – my library is chock-full of teen angst. Well pimple me purple and break out the Clearasil.
Flipping through the titles, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, Percy Jackson, I realized why these YA books made the cheer team. The threesome. I just love the threesome: Dark, disturbing and death. I’m down with the three D’s and so is Scarlett Van Dijk.
Sky Stone fuses my YA library into a cohesion of all my desired D’s. It has that “fight for your life” feel. That “dig your nails in or die” mentality. Top that dystopian sundae with a kick ass Sky Guardian cherry and Scoop – there it is.
Skyla leaves her not so pleasant 21st century life for a medieval realm where Kings hunger for power, men fight to protect what is theirs and the women know their place. The setting is perfectly primitive. The trusted and the traitor. The Prince and the pauper. The mundane and the magic.
Skyla is a Sky Guardian. This means many things but my two favs are: she wears a cool stone necklace that talks and everyone worships her. And can she ever fight. Damn this girl brings the blood. She’s got mad skills with a bow and arrow and she can manipulate fire.
Hmm…Katniss Everdeen – The Girl on Fire. Katniss is the Mockingjay. Skyla is the Phoenix. Katniss is from District 12. Skyla is from a foster home. Skyla kicks ass with a bow and arrow. Katniss kicks ass with…see the similarities? May the odds be ever in your favor.
In every good story, the characters take a break from the three D’s and add a fourth. Desire.
Amidst the bloodbath, Skyla and Aaron fall in love.
Hmm…Tris & Four – voted sexiest duo to survive an apocalypse but wait…a motion has been filed for a recount. Skyla and Aaron win by a narrow margin, just squeaking by the Divergent deuces.
Aaron is the perfect guy. Supportive but not smothering. Protective but not possessive. Sexy but…but nothing. Just sexy.
Sky Stone by Scarlett Van Dijk is straightforward fun for the young whippersnapper or adulthood slaying mid-lifer. The book is well written for the intended audience. The characters are convincing and keep the pages turning. Suit up prepare to fight – Sky Stone brings the light.
Buy this book at Amazon.