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Series: Sky Chasers #2
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on July 17th, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
Waverly and Kieran are finally reunited on the Empyrean. Kieran has led the boys safely up to this point, and now that the girls are back, their mission seems slightly less impossible: to chase down the New Horizon, and save their parents from the enemy ship. But nothing is truly as it seems…Kieran’s leadership methods have raised Seth’s hackles— and Waverly’s suspicions. Is this really her fiancé? The handsome, loving boy she was torn from just a short time before? More and more, she finds her thoughts aligned with Seth’s. But if Seth is Kieran’s Enemy No. 1, what does that make her?
In one night, a strange explosion rocks the Empyrean—shooting them off course and delaying their pursuit of the New Horizon—and Seth is mysteriously released from the brig. Seth is the most obvious suspect for the explosion, and Waverly the most obvious suspect for releasing him. As the tension reaches a boiling point, will Seth be able to find the true culprit before Kieran locks them both away—or worse? Will Waverly follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk? With the balance of power precarious and the clock ticking, every decision counts… every step brings them closer to a new beginning, or a sudden end...
Waverly has gone off to the dark side. Quite literally she seems to lose her humanity in this book and I couldn’t help but cringe when she did those ghastly things. Maybe being on the ship with no adult supervision has finally made her go a little crazy.
Seth doesn’t seem as evil in this one than the last book. I quite liked reading his viewpoints. I actually pitied him knowing that he was trying to help the ship and not destroy it.
Kieran seemed like he was brainwashed into believing all the things he was doing was right. I didn’t understand why him and Waverly were at such opposite ends. I do believe that Kieran is an adept leader and he did his best to become the captain when everyone needed help, he was there to take charge and I admire that in him.
There’s a lot of vengeance trying to be sought in this book and I’m not sure it bodes well for the people of Empyrean. All it does is create more violence and more evil acts. I was appalled at what some of these teens were doing. Their minds are unhinged and aren’t thinking clearly. They are desperate to help their parents and are doing everything in their power but torturing people is not the way to do it. I fear this will cause an avalanche of emotions that will make it harder for them to get over.
Great story and I really can’t wait for the last book!