Looking for a SUPER quick read??
The Unmoving Sky by K.L. Hallam is a young adult contemporary that is perfect for any read-a-thon or reading slump.
” There is nothing darker than the woods, until you meet your worst fear.
Jackson Bower has a lot on his mind lately. His younger brother hasn’t been the same since his mother’s death. His father’s drinking is out of control. Then there’s Jackson’s girlfriend and the grief that ties them together even as it threatens to drive them apart.
He distances himself, hoping for a little perspective at the family lodge. But when their father gets drunk and dangerous, he and his brother escape into the woods.
Night creeps in, and the rains come fast. Artie slips down a ravine. He’s wounded and the brothers seek shelter in a cave, only to find someone else already taking refuge there.
A desperate man with plans to destroy their town.
Jackson must get him and his wounded brother out of the cave and over the mountain to warn everyone in time. Without getting them both killed first.”
If you are looking for a really quick read or a book to help you out of a reading slump, this may be perfect for you. With only 98 pages, I flew through this book within two hours.
We get to follow two brothers through a hunting trip with their father. This book as a whole is more of an outdoorsy read (which could also be great for any trip into the woods) without it being too dominant of the story. There is a subtle struggle with the idea of environmental issues and hunting beliefs. Of course, one of the characters happens to be a vegetarian, so we get to see that point of view throughout.
Overall, this was an ok read. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars; it wasn’t boring nor too exciting.
The ending kind of took a different turn than what I thought it would, but there was mystery behind the antagonist that made me want to continue to figure out what his story was. But since it was a short book, I felt like there cold have had a little more development before the ending. I did, however, feel like the book was overall satisfactory. Definitely a quick read.
More Book Information:
Published: 16 May 2016
Publisher: Leap Books, Shine Imprint
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
How I Read It: NetGalley eBook
**Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews are my opinion only and are not influenced.**
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