Monday, September 3, 2018

Book Review | The Sky Woman by J.D. Moyer

The Sky Woman is a new release (out September 6) from J.D. Moyer.



Car-En, a ringstation anthropologist on her first Earth field assignment, observes a Viking-like village in the Harz mountains. As Car-En secretly observes the Happdal villagers, she begins to see them as more than research subjects (especially Esper, a handsome bow-hunter). When Esper’s sister is taken by an otherwordly sword-wielding white-haired man, she can no longer stand by as a passive witness. Knowing the decision might end her career, she cuts off communication with her advisor and pursues the abductor into the mountains.

In my opinion, The Sky Woman wasn't really a scifi book although I'm not exactly sure what it was trying to be.

The Sky Woman started out like a medieval fantasy with characters Arik and Trond forging their own weapons on Earth. Truth be told, I enjoyed the beginning. I had high hopes for the plot and for the characters. Unfortunately, The Sky Woman wandered all over the place.

There were some interesting ideas in The Sky Woman, but there were so many things happening I never got to enjoy the depth of any one concept. I wound up not caring about the characters and rolling my eyes at the relationship that was supposed to be a "struggle of love".

In the end, this scifi book set on Earth that was really a fantasy with instalove and convenient plot points was a miss for me. I'd love to wrap it up with a positive so I will say at least I got to read it as a buddy read with friends.

Rating: 2/10

Review copy provided by publisher

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11 comments:

  1. Oh no! I hope your next read is much better!!

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    1. Thank you, Erica! It still made for a very interesting buddy read!

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  2. Buddy reads are great. Sorry that was about the only good thing in this one.

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  3. Maybe the author didn't know what direction to take it in and made a mess of things! Hopefully you'll have better reads this month!

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    1. I'm sure it was a case of trying to do too much.

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  4. Buddy reading makes it so much more fun!

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  5. That's so weird, because the cover is clearly marketed as sci fi. And I was actually surprised when I first saw this, since Flame Tree Press seems to be horror heavy.

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  6. Oh I did not know. Yesterday I read something similar in creepy stories

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