Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Release Date: May 18th, 2013
Feiwel & Friends, 224 Pages
Source: Bought the audiobook
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Monument 14 #2
Follow up to: Monument 14
Voice Actor: Todd Haberkorn
The world hasn’t ended…yet.
Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.
Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once…
Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected…
A very short review, and more a review of the actual medium of the work, but here goes:
I enjoyed Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne. I’m not super great with listening to audiobooks very well, so a lot of imagery suffers & characters sound a lot different than I imagine. Nothing wrong with the writing, but I like reading it rather than narration. I am loathe to even give a rating because this series is great…the narrator was a bit weird. One of his characters sounded like Merle from The Walking Dead.
If you want to see what I thought of the first book in the series, Monument 14, you can check it out here.