Hi Everyone! It’s Becky, again. I was a big fan of Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s Starbound Series, and I couldn’t wait to read the first book in their new series. Here are my thoughts on this new fantasy love story:
Title: The Other Side of the Sky
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
Summary: Nimh has spent most of her life as the goddess of her people. They live on the surface of the planet and are waiting for Nimh’s powers to appear so that she can protect them and guide them into the future. When she follows a falling star, she finds a space ship from a land built over their world, and inside the ship is North, the prince of the world above. The two pair up, with ulterior motives, but as they spend time together their feelings begin to change and grow into something that may cross their different backgrounds.
Review: This book! I wanted to love this book but I just didn’t get there. I was a big fan of Kaufman and Spooner’s Starbound series and I was hoping for another romantic adventure but I didn’t get that. Don’t get me wrong, The Other Side of the Sky had great moments that made me want to keep reading and then so many moments that just seemed to drag on. The world building of North’s world in the sky…awesome, the mythology of Nimh’s world…awesome, the development of the connect between North and Nimh…not so awesome. This great love between the main characters felt very rushed with them interacting just a few times and then they instalove. It was an okay plot point but I never found myself rooting for them. Also, as much as I liked the mythology and history the authors’ created I didn’t feel that the present storyline was as developed as their backstory. Plus, I found the palace intrigue and betrayals to be a little obvious and I would have liked a better conflict for the characters. However, if you’re looking for a nice book with a little romance and touch of science fiction you may really enjoy The Other Side of the Sky.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5