Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sky2 - Detritus Machine (Post-Apocalyptic Thriller) Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

A little about Sky 2 Detritus Machine:

The Sky series continues.

Ten years before the events of Sky1, Nick embarks on the assignment of a lifetime, descending deep within the World to Ground 42, the city of Muldoin. In this city, personal space is shockingly restricted and scarcity governs all aspects of life.

Nick's job is to investigate recent government policies that are more brutal than any the world has seen. Then, people start showing up. People who don't belong there. Men who wish only to perpetrate violence on the repressed population. A woman searches for a life without killing while the city aches for release, shuddering with anticipation of open rebellion.

This is the legend of Muldoin, the story of Nick and Anna.

I love that this takes us back in time, a prequel, or a flashback (Thinking LOST again) to explain what happened in Mudoin before the events in Sky 1 Foundation, which of course you can learn more about here. It is talked about and we learn about Muldoin in the first book, but reading Sky 2 explains a lot more. It draws you in and makes you understand much more of the motivation of these characters and what drives them. Why they choose the paths they did, and how they got to be where and who they are in book 1.  

I have enjoyed books 1 & 2 of this series, and enjoy the characters. I care about them. I hurt for them when they hurt. I root for them. 

Something else that struck me in both books was the class system or not that I will really comment, but it was not lost on me the haves and the have nots. The wanting to live higher, wanting to better their place in the, "World." Move to a higher level. How people above 100 looked down on lower levels, even if they came from there.  Not sure where I am going with this, but I found it interesting, metaphorically speaking. Or maybe a slight commentary on our world today. Or maybe even just me totally reading into things. I know this is shocking, but it has been known to happen once or twice before. :D

Another odd thing, because I am an odd kind of gal, every time I read, 'Moudin,' I thought of LOTR and hobbits and dwarves. Not magic and dragons, but it was strange. It must have been the Mordor thing, not really even close, other than both start with an M and have an O in them, but I every single time I read it, I though of my Preccccciiiiioooooooouuuuusssssssss, and that I really wanted the One Ring. I know, silly, right? 

A great big THANK YOU & Shout out to William Amerman! Thank you for allowing me to read, review and giveaway your books to one of my readers. I was already loving the series, but finding out you are from Houston made them all that much better! Although I was born in CT, lived in CA, my family moved to Houston when I was in Kindergarten, and I lived there (30 something years) until I moved to Nashville a few years ago. Houston will always be my home, no matter where I am now. 

I really enjoyed Sky 2, and am looking forward to Sky3!  

And now, for the giveaway!  One lucky reader will WIN Sky2. Definitely read Sky 1 first, and if you are double lucky, you might win it too over HERE.  

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