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Blackfin Sky

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Blackfin Sky

What happens when Sky, a strange, 16-year-old girl dies.... and then walks into school three months later as if nothing's changed? Throw in secret-keeping parents, an old circus, some kooky neighbors, a new boy with compelling gray eyes and a best friend who might be slightly more than a best friend, and you get Kat Ellis's BLACKFIN SKY. This is definitely the most original storyline that I have read in a while, and I loved it!It is the perfect combination of humor, romance and adventure, and it has something for every reader to enjoy. Whether it’s with the characters, the town (which is a character in and of itself), the writing or the plot, I guarantee that YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE. It's inevitable. And just like in any interesting relationship, this book will lead you on an emotional roller coaster full of unexpected twists and turns. The characters are super easy to relate to, and when they're feeling happy or sad, so do you. This goes to show how detailed and vivid Kat Ellis's writing is, making the novel all the more enjoyable. The fact that this is her debut novel makes it even more impressive. 

Whether it’s with the characters, the town (which is a character in and of itself), the writing or the plot, I guarantee that YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE. It's inevitable.

Overall, the story is chock-full of mystery and suspense, even up until the last pages. How does Sky come back from the dead? Why doesn't she remember where she went? And what are her parents hiding from her? If you want to find out the answers to all of these questions and more, read BLACKFIN SKY. I promise you won't regret it.

Reviewed by Cheritta J., Teen Board Member on December 10, 2014

Blackfin Sky
by Kat Ellis

  • Publication Date: May 14, 2014
  • Genres: Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Press Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1910080004
  • ISBN-13: 9781910080009