Book Review: The Huntress – Sky (Sarah Driver)

* I have been given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Publisher: Egmont

Pages: 384

Release Date: September 7th 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Seek the scattered Storm-Opals of Sea, Sky and Land, before an enemy finds them and uses them to wield dark power. . .

The trail of the Storm-Opals takes Mouse further than she has ever been before. With her little brother Sparrow and friend Crow alongside her, she stumbles into the world of Sky, where fortresses are hidden amongst the clouds, secret libraries (skybraries) nestle atop gigantic icebergs and the sky swirls with warring tribes and their ferocious flying beasts. Can they solve Da’s message before it’s too late for their ship, their tribe and the whole of Trianukka?

Review:

I loved the first installment of The Huntress and was excited to dive back into the world and see what would happen next for Mouse, Sparrow and their friends.

Sky picks up where Sea left off, with Mouse, Sparrow and Crow escaping on the back of a terrodyl and setting off to find the next Storm-Opal. They encounter Sky Tribes, a Skybrarian and his helper (one of my favourite parts of the book!) and a community who love in a slime-covered marsh with poisonous frogs. They new friends along the way, encounter some new enemies and an old one too.

Sarah Driver’s world is so rich and detailed you can’t help but fall in love with it and feel completely invested in the story. Again, the dialect Mouse speaks in really helps to bring the character and world to life, as well as feeling completely charming too. I loved the new character of Kestrel: her plot and character development were really fascinating (and sometimes tragic) to read.

The story never really breaks in its action, moving quickly from one drama to the next as Mouse and her friends travel all across Trianukka in a desperate bid to save it from an eternal winter. If you’ve not read this series yet then now is the perfect time to get stuck in, with two books already out and the third hopefully following soon! I think it’d be a great one to read aloud to younger readers, or to just enjoy all to yourself.

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