Long term followers of Chaininteraction may remember way back when I did a review of the first book in The Huntress series Sea. I definitely enjoyed reading it and it gave me a big smile when I saw the physical copies of it in my local bookshop so I was excited to have been given the opportunity to review book number two which happens to be called Sky.
Currently there isn’t one so I’m going to repeat the one from Sea
In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be a captain, before I was even born.
Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da’s missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka . . .
Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure.
So this won’t be a lengthy review because essentially everything I loved about Sea is still there in Sky. The narrator Mouse still has a hugely unique voice (though she uses ‘ent’ a lot less now which I am all for) and we have new characters being added to the series for me to fall in love with.
I actually thought the plot of this book was more coherent than the first since everything was basically set up after book one. We know who the bad guys are, we get how the magic system works, it’s all wonderful.
This book does a great job at building on the previous novel, those who are evil get even more evil, our heroine and her friends get even more plucky and brave but are also starting to grow up, facing the harsh realities of life. It’s an enjoyable read because it doesn’t repeat everything that happens in book one, rather it develops those ideas.
These are definitely more MG novels that YA but they are still huge fun to read. I’m sad I don’t have a physical copy to show you because the illustrations that adorn the pages are also beautiful (they don’t show up properly on my kindle screen otherwise I would screenshot them for you).
This is a beautiful sequel as well as being a good book in and of itself. If you need a book recommendation for a younger reader I can heartily suggest you put them onto The Huntress.
Looking forward to book #3 which I thought would be called Land but thankfully has the much more exciting name of Storm.
My rating: 4/5 stars
By the way, I received a digital advanced review copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Did you read Sea? Are you looking forward to Sky’s release on September 7th? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time