London is flooded for the fourth time in ten years, on the eve of the outbreak of the First Space War. With the city locked down, sixteen-year-old Mathew Erlang is confined to his house with only his cat, his robot and his holographic dragons for company.
While Prince Valerian adjusts to marriage as well as his new title, conspiracy brews in the south among disgruntled lords who wish to separate from the north. The situation is made even more volatile by a charismatic rebel leader whose guerilla tactics are swift and brutal.
This book embodied the wonder of space and yet inspired a connectedness to the cosmos that all of us should feel. After all, we are all made of star dust. "The Truth Beyond the Sky" is aptly named. Aren't we all searching for the truth of what's out there? Whether it be a personal truth or a truth of origin?
Desperate times call for desperate measures. How much would you give up to have the basic necessities of life? Would you give up your freedom?
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
This was such a refreshing read for me. Somewhat like a palette cleanser....... if you will. I like all manner of books but, sometimes it's really nice to just sit and read a sweet story about a sweet subject. This is a great book for that.
I'll let you in on a little secret about me.....I LOVE MERMAIDS! I hope beyond all hope that some where out there they really do exist. I will straight up devour any story about mermaids. So, naturally the realistic descriptions of the mermaids in this book had me foaming at the mouth.