Book Review: Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann


About the Book

Destiny has chosen Skylar.
Now it might destroy her.

Skylar is a girl with extraordinary power. A girl with a mission to use her Greater-Than gifts to stop the makers of Destiny from getting people hooked on their deadly drug. But Sky is still mastering her new abilities, and her first mission to destroy a Destiny lab leaves her best friend addicted to the drug. For a few days Cal will be able to walk again – until it kills him. Time is running out for Sky to save the world without sacrificing her friends, to become truly Greater-Than…

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann have written a pulse-pounding novel set in a near future both fantastic and frightening.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book.

Skylar lives in a dystopian world, although this book never explains what happened for it to get that way. She is special because she is a Greater-Than, which means she has a hormone in her blood that can be used to make a drug called Destiny. This drug can make old people young but it is instantly addictive and very expensive. So, even though she has special powers, she always has to be on the look out for those who want to kidnap her for her blood.

It was difficult for me to relate to these characters but I’m not sure why. I’ve read plenty of books that had teenagers that I was able to relate to, even got attached to, but it wasn’t the case in Wild Sky. I did enjoy Calvin, his chance to walk again, and how things ended for him. His attitude was great. It was really difficult for me to trust that Garrett was on board and would keep their secret.

There was a lot of action and some twists. I’m sure there will be another book and it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Lacey.

I think I may have enjoyed Wild Sky more if I’d had time to read the first book in the series. I recommend reading Night Sky first if you decide to read this series.


About the Author

(from Goodreads)

32638Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

Published since 1993, Suzanne is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in suspense romance genre. She has been on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and has received many awards including being named Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three times. She has also received two RITAs and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

When Suzanne isn’t writing, she’s busy making music. Formerly the lead singer and songwriter for an original Boston rock band, she is now vocal arranger, director, and lead alto of the eight-voice a cappella group Serious Fun. She is one of the founders and volunteer organizers of Natick’s Appalachian Benefit Coffeehouse, raising money for the Cabell/Lincoln Country Workcamp, which rebuilds housing for the poor, elderly and disabled in West Virginia. She is a proud member of PFLAG — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She is also a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign, and MassEquality. A firm believer in civil rights for all people, she has fought hard to bring equal marriage rights to all citizens of her home state, Massachusetts.