Tuesday, 3 February 2015

***Review - Falling Sky by Lisa Swallow - Blue Phoenix #2 - 4.5 Stars***


Falling Sky by Lisa Swallow
Blue Phoenix #2
4.5 Love For A Lifetime Stars

Blurb - Sky’s world turned upside down when she met rock star Dylan Morgan, and exploded when she discovered his hidden past.

Four months after Sky learns Dylan’s devastating secret, she’s trying to piece her life back together. Without an explanation from Dylan, Sky has no choice but to try and forget him.

Dragged back into the life he ran from, Dylan continues to spiral downwards as he copes with his fame the only way he knows how. Shattered by the revelation Sky knows his darker past, he forces himself to return to England and explain.

Sky and Dylan reconnect, attempting to build on the shaky foundations of their summer. But the outside world continues to conspire against them.

Taking place in the epicentre of the Blue Phoenix world, Sky and Dylan’s story continues amongst the chaos surrounding the band and its members.

Falling Sky is book #2 in the Blue Phoenix Series.

I really enjoyed Summer Sky book #1 in this series, I loved how innocent and childlike Sky and Dylan’s relationship was in the start.

Falling Sky is definitely a much more mature sequel. The story is darker and much more jaded and weary than the first book.

I still really like both Sky and Dylan, which lets be honest is amazing because Dylan is an idiot!!!

I feel incredibly sorry for Sky she spends months doubting both Dylan and herself all because he isn’t mature enough to accept responsibility for his mistakes and move on with his life.

At times it feels like Sky has almost taken on a parental role for Dylan, she has to go into mean mommy mode to get him to behave like an adult.

But what I enjoyed about this book is that with the more adult undertones of this story came a depth of emotion and sincerity that I didn’t feel in the first story.

Summer Sky is all about Sky and Dylan falling in love but this book shows that true, honest love is enduring and infallible. Yes it may be tested but if it is a genuine and sincere love then it will stand hard and fast against any obstacle.
In this book Dylan and Sky are pulling along with the tide of crazy that is involved with being a rock star. As far as I can see the person at the rudder steering them all towards crazytown is Steve aka the evil one!!
He is manipulative and sly and he really gets my back up!! I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. It amazes me that it takes till right at the end for the band to realize that Steve treats them like an entity not four people with lives and emotions at risk.
Now I enjoyed the connection that Sky and Dylan had in the first book, but for me I prefer the tentative Love they express for each other in this one. As a reader I felt the chemistry but I also felt how fragile and delicate it was and how easily it could break.

I really enjoyed this conclusion to Sky and Dylan’s story but I’m really looking forward to Liam, Bryn and Jem's books. Does anyone else think that possibly Bryn may be gay???

Falling Sky gets 4.5 stars from me.