Broken Sky

Broken Sky

L. A. Weatherly,

Broken Sky

(Broken)

Usborne, 2016

ISBN 9781409572022

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Who Wrote It?

L. A. Weatherly wrote her first book, about a fox and horse who were best friends, when she was five years old. Since then, she’s gone on to write over 50 books for children and teenagers, including her bestselling Angel trilogy. She’s originally from Arkansas, but now lives in Hampshire with her husband. Broken Sky is the first in the Broken trilogy.

What's It About?

Amity is a teen pilot, battling in one-on-one combat to maintain peace in a world where war has been replaced by dogfights. But when Amity discovers the organisation she works for is corrupt, she begins to question everything. In this society of double agents, suspicion and betrayal, nobody is quite what they seem... including Amity's first love.

Fact File

Lee tries to write a certain number of words every day; some days are more successful than others!

She says American people think she sounds English, and English people think she sounds American!

Her favourite childhood authors were Judy Blume, Lloyd Alexander and Tove Jansson.

Her books have been translated into over 10 languages.

To find out more about L.A. Weatherly, follow her on Twitter: @LA_Weatherly, or visit her website, www.leeweatherly.com

Your Reviews

Fatima from Co-operative Academy of Leeds:

This book has made me cry laugh and make my heart flutter with the romance, the book will keep you on edge and will shock you.

You will fall in love with the character Amity. I can't wait for the second one.

Fatima gave Broken Sky 5 out of 5 and now plans to read 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.

Millie from King James's :

I found this book a bit predictable but other than that it was quite good. I loved how Amity's character was described and how her personality was, because it kind of something I always fantasise about and I liked thinking what I would do next in that situation.

Millie gave Broken Sky 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.

Shona from Brigshaw High School:

Broken Sky is amazing! Amity is such a relatable character who has the determination to do anything. I love the 1940's setting and would love to fly in a firedove. A story of passion, love and determination, it is a must read.The 2nd and third books in the series are even better

Shona gave Broken Sky 5 out of 5 and now plans to read 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.

James from Cardinal Heenan:

The book started off quite slow but then the story line got interesting after a while. It wasn't the book for me however it was a good book.

James gave Broken Sky 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.

Katarina from Prince Henry's Grammar School:

I loved this book and how it was set in an alternate timeline! The betrayal, confusion and raw emotions were really powerful and kept me hooked the whole time. The characters were interesting, the plot line was awesome and the seperate but related narratives added even more interest to the book. Some of it I found slightly confusing and I feel like the book could have been a bit longer. But over all, it was brilliant.

Katarina gave Broken Sky 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Trap by Alan Gibbons.

codie from leeds east academy:

I READ THIS BOOK NOT THINKING I WOULD LIKE IT BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST BOOK EVER! WITH THE READING I DO, THE AUTHOR- L.A.WEATHERLY- IS THE BEST AUTHOR I HAVE EVER READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY. THE WAY THE BOOK HAS MANY DIFFERENT TWISTS MAKES IT A GREAT ACTION THRILLER. I WOULD DEFINATELY READ IT AGAIN AND RECOMEND IT TO EVERYONE I KNOW.

codie gave Broken Sky 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.

Emily from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:

I seem to be one of the only ones that didn't love this book. It was okay I guess, I just found it quite slow. Nothing really exciting happened for the first few hundred pages, and I lost interest quickly. The plot itself, however, was good, and I believe that if this book had been shorter and more to the point, it could be a highly enjoyable book, and I would have given it a much higher rating. So, basically, this review is to say that it has an interesting plot, but could have greatly improved if it was shorter and less slow.

Emily gave Broken Sky 3 out of 5 and now plans to read 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.

Tabitha from King James's School:

This book has become one of my favourite books. It gripped me right from the start and I couldn't out it down. I had cried 3 times before page 250 and then I proceeded to switch between laughing and crying the entire way through. I felt like this book was constantly one step ahead of me and it kept surprising me the entire time. I didn't see any of the twists coming-I can normally guess what is going to happen and want to grab the character and make them notice.

I felt I could really get inside Amity's head and understand how she was feeling about the loyalties to Peace Fighting and how she struggled to believe that anyone would betray those. Also, I loved the way that we had the love story between her and Collie and hearing about their backstory. After the ending of Broken Sky, I really want to read the next one in the trilogy and find out what happens.

Tabitha gave Broken Sky 5 out of 5 and now plans to read 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough.

Ciara from Cardinal Heenan High School:

I really liked this book as I like the genre of alternate realities. I feel that the ending ruined the book a bit because it seemed a bit forced and it was generic. The story arc was brilliant up until the end however I didn't understand the use of the term Discordant at all.

Ciara gave Broken Sky 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.

Tessa from Cardinal Heenan High:

I really enjoyed this book as it was written very well. The genre it was written in, before reading this book I was not into, however I am a changed reader. I enjoyed the twist at the end and will read the rest of the books in the trilogy.

Something I did not like was that all the settings and areas were complicated to get my head around.

Tessa gave Broken Sky 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.

jack from crawshaw academy:

amazing. Tense. exciting! These words basically sums up broken sky! The story is about a post world war 2 world that has taken a slightly different route to there life. first there's collie, she's a peace fighter who stops at nothing to help the western sea board. then there's Kay. she lives in the N.S where everything is ruled by a dictator. War has been banned and everyone strives for harmony. the only problem is that discordant are being rounded up by the N.S for ruining the peace. and collies best friend is a discordant.

this book wasn't what I was expecting at all. the blurb is very vague and mysterious..

the only reason I gave this book a 4 is due to the slow start of the novel. I struggled to get into it but once I did I didn't stop!!(until id finished the book at 6;30 am)

jack gave Broken Sky 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.

Phoebe from King James's School:

This book was incredible. If I could give it a six I would; I found it honest, daring and so true! I related to Amity and hated Hendrix and I found the characters so real, almost like they stepped off the page

Phoebe gave Broken Sky 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Trap by Alan Gibbons.

Cameron from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School :

I thought this book was very original as i haven't read any like this before. I thought the it was well written and I can't wait to read the next one in the series as I want to find out what happens after the great twist at the end.

Cameron gave Broken Sky 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Call by Peadar O'Guilin.