Sky Song by Sharon Sant is the first book in the Sky Song series.It's a YA fiction novel about fifteen-year-old Jacob who finds out his destiny. When his guardians (he is adopted) are proclaimed death after a bizarre car accident, he refuses to believe they're gone. No one seems to believe him so he runs off to his friend's house. Jacob has always known he isn't completely normal, with his eyes that change colour with his mood. But that he is alien, that's not something he ever imagined. Through dreams he discovers he is the new Watcher of Astrae, the one to protect the world of Astrae from the bad guys. And then there are his friends. His best friend is dating a girl named Ellen, but Jacob likes her too. His friends try to help him the best they can, but they also seem to think he is crossing the line. With no one to believe him and his strange dreams, Jacob is determined to find out what is going on and what he has to do to save the world of Astrae.
“A strange-eyed boy with no memory of his true identity or real parents, Jacob could have no idea of the mortal danger he has been in every day of his fifteen years. Now that danger has found him and suddenly he doesn’t know who he can trust and what is real anymore. All he knows is that his new identity is almost as terrifying as the peril unleashing it has brought. Caught in the universal power struggle of an ancient race of beings and a destiny demanded of him that he does not want, he must fight to protect his own life and everyone he holds dear. But when the time comes, will he be strong enough to make the sacrifices that saving them will demand?”
First of all, Sharon Sant is an amazing person. She’s helped me a lot with giveaways and grammar checks. And besides all of that, she is a fine writer. Her style is very easy to read, though I’m not sure I’m a fan of the changing points of view all the time. Not that I hate it, I’m just not sure if it’s something for me. I also thought the story was a bit slow at first. For me, the action was just starting after page 100. And the pages before that, well, I was missing some information. I didn’t know how old the main-character Jacob was untill halfway in the book. That’s not something I like; it’s keeping me from fully imagining the world and characters. But still, I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy. I want to know what happens to Jacob and Ellen next, and to me that is one of the most important things in a good book. That’s why I give this book 3 stars.