The world as we know it doesn’t exist anymore. Humanity has retreated to the skies after being almost obliterated by the deadly Ghost Virus. Man-made islands floating in the troposphere house those that survived. The System, a new form of government, now controls and regulates everyone’s lives in an effort to preserve the human race. Skyla Deep is not your average orphan in this sky born world; abused, neglected and in need of something the System doesn’t offer…freedom. Desperate to live instead of merely exist, Skyla runs away. She aligns herself with one of the notorious sects who control the outer edges of the islands. There’s just one problem. On an island this small you can only run from the System for so long. As events escalate, Skyla will come to question all that she’s been taught to believe. She’s always felt the System wasn’t what it claimed to be, but wonders just how deep their treachery runs? And with the Ghost Virus making a reappearance on the islands, will humanity survive? - Amazon.com
I was lucky enough to get to read this amazing book because my sister Kristen works with this author and I couldn't be happier that she does because I would be seriously missing out on a good book. But I'm a huge fan of dystopian and was excited to start it and trust me when I say that when I actually DID start it, I literally could not put it down. There's so many twists and turns and it kept me going wanting to know more and more! Every new character introduced was interesting and had secrets and I want to know more of everyone and everything and where Skyla will end up because this book had a VERY intriguing cliff hanger to it. This was a really good start to a series that had more to come and I can only imagine what Skyla will have in store for us! There's not much I can think to say that doesn't include a spoiler and I wouldn't want to ruin anything so you'll just have to read for yourself.
A. E. Field has just became one of my new favorite authors seeing as I'm already addicted to her writing and am craving more. I can't wait for book number 2!