I remember that I found part of part one - a sample of the first chapter - in a charity shop and was immediately attracted to the illustration of Ryushi on the front cover.
Unfortunately, I have since misplaced that original version, but I do now have all nine parts. The first part of Broken Sky was a good introduction to the series and to the characters.
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I lik This review may contain spoilers. I liked leaning about the world - and I remember being absolutely fascinated by the concept of spirit stones. I always thought it would be so cool to have some of my own. Anyway, I also like the illustrations that worked as an intro to the characters in each segment. I think Ryushi and Elani are my favourite characters, but I like the whole contrast between how Kia and Ryushi deal with everything that happens.
I also really liked Hochi's and Gerdi's relationship. Broken Sky is a series I'd definitely recommend for people who like this sort of genre. Myself included. Sep 16, Amy N. Man, what a blast from the past. I don't know if I totally finished this series, but I definitely went through the ones I did read like hotcakes.
My memories of it are so scatted, I barely remember what it was about a war? So, I don't know how my younger sel Man, what a blast from the past. So, I don't know how my younger self would feel about the fact that I still watch anime every day haha. Jun 20, Chandrica rated it really liked it Shelves: ya-fantasy , epic-high-fantasy.
I remember scoffing at this book as my brother brought it home from the school book fair.
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I looked down upon it from my high horse of "intellectual reads". I was 12 then and considered myself quite the book elite :D One day, I stumbled upon this by accident when my brother was not at home, mind you. It was a very good read! The anime influence was very palpab I remember scoffing at this book as my brother brought it home from the school book fair. The anime influence was very palpable, and I loved it all the more for it. I do not know if I would like it the same way now, probably not.
But as a 12 year old, this was a much needed challenge to my reading arrogance. So thank you, brother. Since you are not on goodreads, its safe to express my rare appreciation for you here. Started reading, couldn't stop. Nov 16, Dan rated it really liked it. This is a bit of a guilty pleasure. I read this book series when I was 11 and loved them all. It holds up too, excellent action fantasy. Apr 24, Teigan rated it it was amazing. Even more awesome than from what I remember as a kid.
Creative world, and lots of fighting and action, highly inspired by anime. Oct 17, Shayla rated it liked it. I've been trying to read this book since I bought it in , 17 years ago! I keep starting it, putting it down, and forgetting about it- not that it isn't an interesting or good book. It's just not page turning.
The story is a steampunk blend of magic and technology. It reads a lot like 90's anime adventure which based on the cover is probably why I picked it up in the first place. After the initial setup, the book moves along faster so if you can get past the first section it is more worth it.
It definitely leaves you on a cliff hanger and with some unanswered questions. I'll read the second one because I bought it too. The story is definitely more for upper elementary grades and might be a tad too young or simple for the middle schoolers who are used to stories like Attack on Titan and darker anime. Feb 25, Taja S rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites , completed-series , read-over-and-over-again , my-childhood , hidden-gems. First of all, don't let the cover turn you away.
The story is so amazing and the covers really don't do it any justice.
I found this in a library when I was about 14 and I almost didn't take it because of the cover. So I read it, and all the other 8 books in the series.
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And I fell in love with it! The world in which this is happening is insanely interesting. When a person is born, th First of all, don't let the cover turn you away. When a person is born, they get special stones planted in their backs. Once the stones are in, they turn a certain colour which tells you what kind of powers you have. Also, the more money you have, the more stones you can buy for your children and their powers are increased with each stone. These stones are actually working like a bridge between the energy that flows in earth, and your natural abilities.
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The story itself revolves around a brother and a sister. Kia and Ryushi. Kia has earth elemental stones and her brother has air. They each have six of them because their father is quite wealthy. They live on a dragon farm, away from the city. They are quite sheltered from everything so they have no idea their father is a rebel against the unfair king. One day, the farm is attacked and their father is killed so they are forced to flee. They learn shocking truths about the king, their familly and the world they are living in.
Suddenly, they are thrown into a head spinning adventure. Apr 01, Brenda rated it it was amazing. A lot of questions were cleared up get the impression this series fosters curiosity? Or why is Kia so negative toward Calica? I must give a lot of credit to this author. He knows how to tease bits of information into the story, bits that beg for clarification, for details, for expansion, and in his own time provides the pieces as he feels fit to share. Aug 07, Ekaterina rated it liked it. It seemed slower to me compared to the previous books, but the last page was sooo exciting with the new love story starting and all!!
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It was engaging, concise. Weatherly didn't bother with flowery prose and complicated similes. The strongest tool in her arsenal was her wording. Seemingly normal sentences turned out to mean a great deal in the future. Eg: When I finished the book, I hated the twist at the end, because I felt like it came completely off-field. But now that I've let it sit, I've realized that the signs were there all along.
Little word choices. Minor details that I didn't pay close attention to in favor of bigger more pressing details. Do I still hate it, regardless? You betcha. Pacing was an issue. There were some slow bits in the middle and it took a long time for the book to get to the Complication and the Body of the story - which actually isn't the problem I have. I think the time spent building the story was great - except that then the author went and bloody rushed the ending. Such a crime, because that buildup was great.