Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review: Sky by R.E. Palmer


Author: R.E. Palmer
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: FrontRunner Publications (January 7, 2013)
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Kindle Edition
File Size: 490 KB
Print Length: 348 pages
Publisher: FrontRunner Publications (November 29, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, R.E. Palmer. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

The story started out a bit slow. The pacing picked up after a few chapters or so. Tomas Moone has been dreaming about this mysterious girl, he called her Sky. Every time he tried to reach out to her, she would always disappear. There's a reason behind the girl's disappearance and it's connected with Shelley's story, a newspaper correspondent, working on a story of a girl in coma who suddenly woke up and killed people after having contact with her. The storyline is believable, I liked the paranormal eeriness until it became sci-fi something.

Sky is told in different POVs, I enjoyed Tomas and Shelley's perspective but skimmed through all other especially Selene's part. The storyline didn't appeal much to me and it felt like I was just reading the story because I want to know what happened with Tomas' granddad and Carly.

As for the writing style, human characters in this book repeatedly said "...errr" (confused state) in their dialogue and the author also used never ending ellipses in both dialogue and narration, thus, distracting me in reading the story. I don't know the rules on that as I don't do literary analysis in this blog but I just want to say that the above constantly annoyed me. 

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About the book:

Tomas Moone has a secret - he’s terrified if anyone finds out, he’ll lose the girl of his dreams he’s so desperate to meet. 

Selene has a secret - she fears if Tomas discovers the truth, he’ll reject her, and the last of her race will be lost forever. 

Carly has no secrets – she’s in a coma. If Tomas fails to rescue her, she will suffer an eternity of horror and torment. 

For the first time in her career, Shelley has a killer story, but she dare not tell it… no one would ever believe her. 

Teenager Tomas Moone thinks he may be losing his mind. For years, he has shared a secret, ethereal romance with a girl from his dreams he calls Sky. But suddenly she disappears, and is replaced by Selene - a dark, mysterious woman. She takes him to new and wondrous, alien worlds while he sleeps, promising power and immortality. Despite this, Tomas misses Sky and longs to see her again. When Selene appears in physical form, revealing the secret of who she really is, Tomas is stunned. Suddenly, he has a new reason for living – to save the planet, and find the girl of his dreams. But Tomas is unaware that Selene has hidden plans for him – plans that threaten him, the girl he loves and everything he holds dear… 

About the author:

R.E. Palmer R.E. Palmer was born in Solihull, England. After ten years as a computer programmer, he left to train as an Alexander Technique teacher to follow his main interest - sports performance. From an early age, he loved to read and soon developed a love of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. After writing a number of short stories since his late teens, he finally completed his first novel in 2012; SKY.

You can follow the author on twitter @r_e_palmer, or visit his website at for updates on the sequel.


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