Title: Under Sunless Skies
Author: Sherry Soule
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
My Rating: 3 / 5
True love is hard. And a doomed relationship with epic trust issues and shady secrets? Even harder.
Sloane Masterson, her forbidden love with Hayden Lancaster has been a
series of highs and lows that is overly complicated by those annoying
interstellar dating laws.
But once Sloane discovers a shocking
family secret, she won’t let those lame rules get in her way—she’s on a
mission to win back her hybrid!
Too bad convincing her stubborn ex that they belong together isn’t Sloane’s only problem…
receiving creeptastic blackmail messages, Sloane’s life becomes a
real-life horror movie. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Hayden slimes
her with smelly ectoplasm and freaky mutants start tracking her every
move. Insert one more major disaster…the unexpected arrival of Sector
If she hopes to survive all the crazy with Hayden at
her side, Sloane needs to expose the blackmailer and get that potent
residue off her skin—fast. Because with Sector Thirteen’s monsters
hunting her, Sloane’s not going down without a fight, even if that means
trusting the one boy who broke her heart.
***I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***
I remember reading the first book in this series, Lost In Starlight, about 2 years ago when it first came out and I loved that book. With this book, I am not sure exactly what happened but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. That's not to say that I didn't like this book. Overall, this book was pretty good. I guess I was just hoping for more from this book but in the end I was more confused than anything.
I was hooked to the story in the beginning, but after awhile some parts just seemed to be dragging. The story did pick up pace near the end however and for me the last couple of chapters were the best part out of the entire book. I think the biggest reason behind not being able to really get into this book though was Hayden and Sloan's back and forth relationship. The strong chemistry between Sloan and Hayden was still there, but I just couldn't figure out if they were friends, dating, or something else. They seemed to just continue switching back and forth throughout the story, even though it was very clear that they both had feelings for each other.
But like I said before, for the most part this was overall a good book. There was a good amount of suspense and mystery to keep things interesting. As for the storyline, like with the first book, this one was also intriguing and held my interest, even though I couldn't help but notice some similarities to the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. My favorite part of the book, however, were the little blog posts that showed up between every chapter. They were pretty creative and fun to read and also gave insight to Sloan's character. This book wasn't what I was hoping for, but nevertheless, I will be keeping an eye out for the next one in the series!