Hello bookish friends and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan hosted by Shealea @ CAFFEINE BOOK TOURS. If you love sci-fi stories, lovable heroes, and all the feels, then I highly recommend you add this book and series on your TBR. Be sure the follow the rest of the tour and check out the other amazing tour hosts!
Published: September 3, 2019
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, 400 Pages
Ia Cōcha never thought she’d be working for the Olympus Commonwealth. But that was before she found out her trusted brother Einn was trying to tear apart the universe. Now, Ia, the Blood Wolf of the Skies, has agreed to help the Royal Star Force on one condition: when she finds him, she gets to kill Einn herself.
Brinn Tarver has just come to terms with her Tawny identity when the public lashes out against her people, crushing her family. At her breaking point, she starts to question everything she believes in—including Ia.
After the death of his mentor, Knives Adams is doing his best to live up to a role he didn’t ask for as Aphelion’s new headmaster. Still, with each new step deeper into war, he feels torn between his duties and the pull of Ia’s radical—sometimes criminal—ideas.
As they fight to keep darkness from eclipsing the skies, their unpredictable choices launch this breathtaking sequel to explosive new heights
A Surprising, Twisty and Utterly Exhilarating Finale
Surprising, twisty, and utterly exhilarating, Eclipse the Skies is a fantastic and emotionally moving finale that left me broken and in tears, but I loved every moment.
So, there’s a monster black hole in my heart and I’m an emotional wreck right now. Everything aches so much and I have this uneasy heaviness on my chest that just won’t go away… I don’t feel like that’s the end and I really don’t want it to be because as bittersweet and kind of fitting as it is, that’s not the conclusion I pictured for this amazing series. Just… I can’t accept that it’s over. But, alas it is and I have to say goodbye to these complex, flawed, but incredible space heroes I’ve come to admire and love.
In this thrilling conclusion, loyalties will be tested, allegiances will shift, secrets will be unraveled, and something sinister and dark might just destroy and end everything. Can Ia, Brinn, and Knives find a way to save the universe and the people they love?
I have to admit, there are some parts of this book that I don’t particularly like. I also really missed the humor and playful bantering between the characters in the first installment and wanted something a little bit more in the romance aspect of the book. Some parts are also a bit rushed and even a little disconnected. That being said, I still really enjoyed a huge chunk of this novel and I can honestly say that I had a blast racing through the finish line and watching everything unfold. The plot is filled with plenty of action, drama, tension, and twists and turns that will either break or warm your heart. The ending is something I hate and love at the same time and that’s all I’m going to say about that… definitely prepare yourself for the FEELS cause there’s so many emotions in this book and those last few pages really got to me.
My absolute favorite part of this novel is seeing the characters go on their separate journeys, learn something about themselves, and fight for what they believe in. Ia, Brinn and Knives have definitely been through so much, done terrible and amazing things, and evolved into the kind of heroes I love. They’re also very likable, relatable, and I rooted for them the entire time. I’m quite sad to say goodbye to them, but I feel so proud of Ia, Brinn and Knives and everything they’ve accomplished individually and together.
Maura Milan’s vivid storytelling is absolutely gorgeous, alluring, and impressive. Eclipse the Skies delivers a wonderfully emotional and absolutely unforgettable sci-fi adventure with all the feels I love. But this story isn’t just about fun and thrills… it’s also incredibly thought-provoking — an examination of humanity at its core, a reminder to never lose hope in the face of darkness, having the courage to stand up for justice and ultimately remembering the good and happy moments that are worth fighting and living for.
This is such a stunning and thoroughly satisfying series and I really wish there’s more.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Maura Milan currently resides in Los Angeles, where she can be found hanging out in cafes and drinking matcha lattes. In her free time, Maura enjoys watching Korean dramas and hanging out with her schipperke, Thor, who she believes should become a professional comedian.
To this day, Gilbert Blythe is her ultimate boy crush.
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