I received an ARC of Hear the Crickets from Start Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
3.8 / 5 Stars
Skyy’s a freak. She’ll tell you so herself. Her past – a mystery. Her future – uncertain. Having spent most of her life avoiding humans in an effort to conceal her wings, she wants nothing more than to end it all, leaving behind the solitary life she’s been forced to live. But numerous attempts to die have proven immortality is both a curse and a nuisance.
She now lives out her days in self-imposed seclusion to stay hidden from the world. But that quiet way of life is shattered when mysterious siblings arrive and reveal a destiny which sends her running for the hills. When an earth shattering discovery is made in the Badlands, history and science collide furthering the mystery behind Skyy’s past – and her future. Skyy will need to embrace her fate and confront an evil so ancient, only a miracle can keep the world from ceasing to be.
First of all, the title didn’t give any sort of hint towards what kind of mythological, supernatural battle super novel I was about to crack open. This book was enticing. I couldn’t put it down. The descriptions were so detailed and well laid out that it was like watching a movie play in my head – and honestly, those are the best kinds of books, aren’t they?
Skyy is a kick-ass character. There is literally no other way to describe how amazing she is and the kind of power she brings to this read. Sean is a fantastic asset to build her character development, Dorian is a great leading male, and Lillith was a great balance to keep everyone grounded and not too far-fetched.
There were a few moments that seemed to come out of no where – emotions that seemed to just pop out of thin air. But as I continued to read, I realized that Sheldon was thorough and brought all of these issues back up eventually and explained how they came to be.
I adored Sheldon’s writing style. I thought it flowed fantastically and kept me reading. I love the ending as well, and am excited for the next installment of Skyy’s adventure!
Yes, definitely. A quick and fast-paced read that will make you want more!
Hear the Crickets is expected to be released on January 7, 2016.