So the main reason I read this book is because of just how pretty the cover is and it was constantly staring at me on my shelf so it was time to see if the contents is as good as the outside suggests
In a world broken by war, a team of young warriors is willing to sacrifice everything to save what they love.
The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death—transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara.
The legendary Strikers, Mara’s elite fighting force, are trained to stop them. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable.
Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope.
Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that considers their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another and who are determined to push Karensa back at all costs.
When a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?
Taken from goodreads
Instantly the first thing that jumped at me about this book was that the main characters spoke using sign language and I instantly loved this as it not only shows the world that sign language is a silent communication but that even if you are from different parts of the world it can still be used to talk. Loved this.
The story itself starts off so well and made me really excited to get into the story more as I found myself thinking this is a very attack on titan vibes but as the story progressed I found it to be extremely easy to guess what is going to happen next which is a bit of a let down.
Character wise, it is a mix bag. Talin once again starts off great but then it feels like she is just repeating the same thing again and again to the point where I wanted to skip whenever she was thinking something. The mysterious prisoner is someone who I wish we got to know more about during the book’s journey but it looks like we will have to wait for the sequel to find that out.
Do not get me wrong here the book is pretty damn good and when I got into it I did enjoy it but with Marie Lu starting to get a bit of a following as a fantastic author I just sort of expected better. I really enjoyed her Young Elites series as it was dark and twisted but for me Skyhunter seemed to be a bit safe.
4 out of 5.