See how it all begins…
In this pulse-pounding prequel to the Night Sky series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann, Skylar has her first brush with Destiny. She’s about to meet a boy who will change her life—and a girl who wants to end it.
I know her.
Know her from inside the dreams. Inside those terrible, murderous, bloody dreams. I’ve heard her-screaming, her voice mixing in an awful chorus with all those other girls. Little girls.
That’s what one of the little girls keeps saying, in the dream that is not just a dream. Please, God.
But I know better. There’s no escaping this fate. This is destiny.
I must kill Skylar.
Skylar Reid is the new girl at school. Her mom just moved them to Florida—aka The Land of the Living Dead where the average age of her new neighbors was seventy-five—to start over. Skylar is not a fan of the change or her total lack of friends. Until she meets Calvin, a funny, sarcastic boy who doesn’t let being in a wheelchair stop him from verbally shredding their preppy classmates. Skylar’s just about to decide her new school’s not a total loss when an odd girl wearing an oversized trench coat in the murderous Southern heat declares, “You’re one of us.” And then tries to kill her.
This is the prequel to Night Sky, the new series by Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter, Melanie. Suzanne Brockmann has written one of my favorite series so when I heard she was writing a paranormal YA with her daughter, I was intrigued.
This novella introduces Skylar Reid, the new girl in school. She’s struggling to fit in and make new friends but when she makes friends with the school outcast, Calvin, things are looking up until lives are threatened and Skylar tries to keep things from going to shit.
I thought this short story did a great job of introducing Brockmann’s new series and it was filled with everything that makes a great suspense novel, great. Skylar shows a lot of promise, something that I’m looking forward to reading about in the coming books. I think this is a great new avenue to get some Brockmann goodness and like always, she delivers a compelling story with a cast of characters that aren’t easy to forget. I’m definitely intrigued for more and am looking forward to reading more.
Grade: 4 out of 5