Review: Sky On Fire

Apr •  28 •  2013
Review: Sky On FireSky On Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Published by Feiwel & Friends on May 28th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
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The world hasn't ended...yet.

In this sequel to MONUMENT 14, the group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two. Most of the kids are making a desperate run on their recently repaired school bus for the Denver airport where they hope to reunite with their parents, be evacuated to safety, and save their dying friend.

But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters, and not all the kids were willing to get on the bus. Left behind in a sanctuary that has already been disturbed once, the remaining kids try to rebuild the community they lost. But when the issues are life and death, love and hate, who can you really trust?

A heart-pounding race against time, I really enjoyed this book!

So the plot goes back and forth between the kids that leave and the kids that stayed behind at the store. If you have not read the first book, I suggest you do. Told from different point of  views, each set of kids faces much trouble ahead of them. The plot never fails to give good entertainment and within the first few chapters, the reader has a good feel for plot. I really like that in this book you can really tell the growth difference. In the first book, all of them were scared and unsure what to do. In this book, the situation has forced them to grow up. They are no longer scared but know exactly what do. They don’t take any chances.

Now, the  love interest between Dean and Astrid gives the reader time to move away from the craziness of the world and enjoy some teenage love drama. I can imagine in that time and place, how hard it would be to be in a relationship on top of all the other secrets as well. Both of these characters had to grow up quickly and in that, they play grow up parts. Sometimes their relationship is not even a teenage relationship but that of grown adults. Given the situation that their in, I think the author did a great job in creating an atmosphere where the kids aren’t kids anymore.

Sky On Fire is a great sequel that opens the reader eyes to the harshness of the world. Featuring a great plot and worthy characters who put everything they known behind them, Sky On Fire is amazing and compelling.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!



  1. Farah
    Apr 28, 2013

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one! I know my sister, Juhina, really enjoyed it as well! Sounds interesting! Great review!
    – Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  2. Candace
    Apr 29, 2013

    I have heard some good things about this series. I think I might have the first book, I’ll have to check!

  3. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Apr 30, 2013

    Great review. I enjoyed this one better than the first one. I found myself getting bored reading the first book, where this one, since we get the outside too, it kept my interest more.