I received a copy of Eclipse the Skies from NetGalley. I was excited to read this sequel, but it took me a little longer than I expected to really get into it. I was about half way through before I reached a point where I really did not want to put it down.
What I liked most was the character arcs. Eclipse the Skies seamlessly picked up where Ignite the Stars left off, and I really enjoyed seeing how characters grew and changed as the story continued.
I got a little annoyed at one point because I thought some kind of a love triangle was forming. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with love triangles, I’m just not a big fan of them. Thankfully, this didn’t really turn into a love triangle, and it did add some depth to the characters.
Another thing I liked about this novel was how the narrative explored some moral and philosophical questions through plot and character decisions. If I were to ever use this in a class, I would be able to get some interesting discussion prompts out of it.
The worst thing about this book was the way it ended. I won’t go into detail so I won’t spoil it. I’ll just say this: I kind of understand the author’s choice, but as a reader, it was not what I wanted.
I like happy endings. I want to know for certain that all the main characters to survived. The end of Eclipse the Skies was hopeful and well executed, but it was not exactly the happy ever after or happy for now type ending I personally enjoy most.