I received this book for free from Gift/Purchased in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
Published by Razorbill on March 12, 2019
Genres: Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Young Adult
The Serpent King meets Stranger Things in Emily Henry's gripping novel about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event.
Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren't a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That's the case for seventeen-year-old Franny, who, five years after the explosion, still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma.
In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of friends whose experiences mirrored her own. The group calls themselves The Ordinary, and they spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. It's silly, it's fun, and it keeps them from dwelling on the sadness that surrounds them.
Until one evening, when the strange and dangerous thing they film isn't fiction--it's a bright light, something massive hurdling toward them from the sky. And when it crashes and the teens go to investigate...everything changes.
So I am still working on this and was hoping to be finished by today but this week was crazy with my husbands surgery. I am actually enjoying this book very much. I don’t like all of the characters but I do love the MC. This book has ben guessing and I am enjoying the creepy story, aliens kind of scare me.
The story is set in Splendor and takes place after a horrible event that effects most of the town. 5 Friends come together and start a fun youtube channel but things get out of control when they witness a “falling” object from the sky and their lives are changed.
I don’t exactly know how the story ends since I haven’t gotten there yet but so far I think it would be a few more twists and turns before we get to a conclusion. This is one of those stories that is hard to trust the other characters in it. I really like Franny, Remy, Levi, Nick and Sophia but I am not a fan of Arthur at all. Just find him a bit self absorbed and very mean to his sister, Franny. I get they had issue but he is just not a nice guy and I think he is very hard on Franny. I hope he changes before he gets to the end.
So far I am really enjoying this story, while there is still time for me to not like it. I am going to not rate it yet but as of right now I am pretty sure it will be a 4 star book if it keeps going as it. 🙂
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