Monday, February 24, 2014

Emilie and the Sky World (Emilie #2) by Martha Wells - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Emilie and the Sky World (Emilie #2)
Author: Martha Wells
Publication Date: March 4, 2014

My Emilie and the Hollow World Review
My Emilie and the Hollow World Pre-Reading

A Girl’s Own Adventure in the spirit of Jules Verne

When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she’s observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. But as the Marlendes investigate further, they realize it’s a ship from another aetheric plane. It may be just a friendly explorer, or something far more sinister, but they will have to take an airship into the dangerous air currents to find out. 

Emilie joins the expedition and finds herself deep in personal entanglements, with an angry uncle, an interfering brother, and an estranged mother to worry about as well as a lost family of explorers, the strange landscapes of the upper air, and the deadly menace that inhabits the sky world

Why?: I enjoyed Emilie and the Hollow World, and although it could have acted as a standalone, I'm pretty excited that there is a sequel. I'm interested in learning more about Emilie, her family, and this mysterious Sky World. The Hollow World was unique and interesting and I can't wait to find out what secrets the Sky World is hiding.

Expectations: My expectations for this book are moderately high. I think it will be pretty similar to the first book in terms of content and pacing, only this time the new world is in the sky instead of in the center of the world. I do expect there to be quite a bit of world building and definitely more scientific discoveries. Maybe some more explanation to things that were left a little open-ended at the end of the last book.

Judging a book by its cover: I really love this cover. The colors are interesting, and I love how it's mostly blue - like the sky! It also matches really well with the cover for Emilie and the Hollow World, which is a huge bonus. I would most likely pick this book up based on the cover alone if I saw it chilling on a shelf somewhere. 


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