Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe

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Title: Earth & Sky (Earth & Sky #1)
Author: Megan Crewe
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Pages: 304
Source: ARC won on Goodreads thanks to Penguin Canada

Overall: 3.5 Stars

Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has always been haunted by fleeting yet powerful feelings that something around her has gone wrong. Those impressions have never seemed to reflect anything real, and have only earned her stares and whispers behind her back. But after she meets a mysterious boy named Win, she learns an unsettling truth: we are not alone on Earth. In fact, visitors from beyond the stars are manipulating our planet and the essential fabric of our world; life as we know it is starting to unravel. And Skylar—and her heightened awareness—just may be the key to our salvation. 
My Thoughts:  
Time travel! Aliens! I didn't expect Megan Crewe's Earth & Sky to be such a fun and adventurous read. The plot description is purposely vague and I hadn't read any reviews previously, so I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began reading it. Time traveling can be so complex and go right over my head, but I think Megan Crewe explains it in a way that isn't confusing and you'll be able to understand.

What if Earth and its inhabitants were part of some grand experiment? For thousands of years, aliens have observed Earth and manipulated time, testing how humans respond to different events and situations. Skylar has never been able to shake a certain feeling of wrongness, but when these inexplicable impressions come, she finds comfort in the stability of numbers and counts in her head to calm herself down. 

But everything changes when Skylar meets Win and learns that she's sensitive to shifts in time. Win is part of a small group of rebels trying to liberate Earth, and he needs Skylar's help to find the pieces to a weapon that will finally set Earth free from the aliens' machinations. Win's charismatic leader has left clues in the past on how to assemble the weapon, but Sky and Win will need to race through time to find the pieces before the Enforcers intercept them.

I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel, The Clouded Sky! To my immense relief, Earth & Sky didn't end in a cliffhanger, but there's still much to come for Sky and Win in the future. With such an intriguing concept, Earth & Sky is a thrilling, fast-paced introduction to the trilogy. If you like YA science fiction novels, you might want to give this one a try.

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