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Where the Rock Splits the Sky

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Where the Rock Splits the Sky

Earth’s rotation has been at a standstill for years. Creatures from another world threaten daily life. A mysterious area where the laws of physics mean nothing covers part of the US. This is the world that Megan lives in. With her aunt dead, her father missing  and a group of otherworldly outlaws after her, Megan teams up with her best friend and ventures into the unnatural land. They are quickly joined by a young lady from a town that was abducted by the strange beings from another world... and things only get weirder from there. 

Gone are the female hero stereotypes --- here comes Megan! She sees a problem, hops on her horse and sets out to fix it. She’s fearless and nothing can slow her down. Not once does she worry about her hair being in place or if she looks okay. In fact, any mentions of her appearance are far and few between. Megan is a great role model for girls because she ignores the status quo and does her own thing. She shows that there is no standard on heroes except that they know how to get things done.

For readers that are ready to have their heads spin and love every minute of it

Aside from the obvious differences to other YA novels, WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKY has --- ready for it? --- no love triangle. Zip. Zero.  No form of romance challenges at all. Just this once, life-or-death problems don’t need to share the spotlight with cliché YA issues. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love seeing characters find that special someone. There is nothing wrong a little wooing, but the change of pace is nice.

WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKY is like nothing I have ever read. It somehow manages to take cowboy stories, missing person mysteries, post-apocalyptic tales and alien invasion books and wrap them into one heart-pounding novel. Readers will question everything and leave no detail unnoticed in this fast-paced story about survival, family and destiny.

For readers that are ready to have their heads spin and love every minute of it, WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKYis exactly what they are looking for. The adventure and twists in Megan’s world will keep them hooked ‘till the very last page. 

Reviewed by Lexibex V., Teen Board Member on March 25, 2014

Where the Rock Splits the Sky
by Philip Webb

  • Publication Date: March 25, 2014
  • Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken House
  • ISBN-10: 0545557011
  • ISBN-13: 9780545557016