The Sky Is Yours

The Sky Is Yours

A sprawling, genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons, this debut about what it?s like to be young in a very old world is pure storytelling pleasure In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. When violence strikes, rea A sprawling, genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons, this debut about what it?s like...

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Title:The Sky Is Yours
Author:Chandler Klang Smith
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Sky is Yours
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

The Sky Is Yours Reviews

  • Blair
    Nov 23, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

  • Amy
    Jan 29, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

  • Haley
    Feb 18, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

  • Jonathan Hawpe
    Sep 23, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

  • Samantha
    Feb 28, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

  • Jenny Robinson
    Feb 27, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

  • Linda Robinson
    Aug 26, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

    I'm still kind of reeling from this book. Chandler Klang Smith'sThe Sky Is Yours starts out like a commentary on the consumerism of society. A society crashing and, quite literally, burning into oblivion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't ALL that's going on....

    Really 4.5 - this book is one of those wildly inventive, delightfully overstuffed kind of novels, where you could reasonably have pulled three or four books out of its contents if you'd wanted to. But why? Why do that when the thing we got was so fun? This book is FUN, it is strange, i...

    3.5 stars. I loved the inventiveness of this book. It's a great example of the new weird genre. Reminded me a lot of Jeff VanderMeer's Borne, but with more of a tongue in cheek tone. Two things I did not care for: Ripple constantly calling women names (wench, fem, etc). I also think he...

    I had a blast reading the wild and whimisical sort-of sci-fi/dystopia/romance satire that is 'The Sky is Yours'. What a ride. 'The Sky is Yours' is set on the post-apocalyptic, metaphorical "Empire Island" resembling Manhattan, where spoiled reality TV star Duncan Ripple is getting rea...

    Netgalley #60 Many thanks go to Klang Smith, Hogarth, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. So you know when one is a huge fan of fantasy novels and a new one is released with dragons in it so of course it has to be read? Not so much th...

    A reading experience equivalent to being tossed in the trunk of a classic limo and bounced from venue to venue, while trying to drink champagne from someone's shoe while planning the perfect murder. Wait 8 weeks after starting a new medication to read this novel. I got halfway through,...

  • Tammy
    Jan 14, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

  • Drew
    Dec 15, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

    I'm still kind of reeling from this book. Chandler Klang Smith'sThe Sky Is Yours starts out like a commentary on the consumerism of society. A society crashing and, quite literally, burning into oblivion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't ALL that's going on....

    Really 4.5 - this book is one of those wildly inventive, delightfully overstuffed kind of novels, where you could reasonably have pulled three or four books out of its contents if you'd wanted to. But why? Why do that when the thing we got was so fun? This book is FUN, it is strange, i...

  • Sarah Furger
    Feb 03, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

  • Birdie O
    Jan 11, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

    I'm still kind of reeling from this book. Chandler Klang Smith'sThe Sky Is Yours starts out like a commentary on the consumerism of society. A society crashing and, quite literally, burning into oblivion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't ALL that's going on....

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 17, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

  • Maren
    Feb 05, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    May 28, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

    I'm still kind of reeling from this book. Chandler Klang Smith'sThe Sky Is Yours starts out like a commentary on the consumerism of society. A society crashing and, quite literally, burning into oblivion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't ALL that's going on....

    Really 4.5 - this book is one of those wildly inventive, delightfully overstuffed kind of novels, where you could reasonably have pulled three or four books out of its contents if you'd wanted to. But why? Why do that when the thing we got was so fun? This book is FUN, it is strange, i...

    3.5 stars. I loved the inventiveness of this book. It's a great example of the new weird genre. Reminded me a lot of Jeff VanderMeer's Borne, but with more of a tongue in cheek tone. Two things I did not care for: Ripple constantly calling women names (wench, fem, etc). I also think he...

    I had a blast reading the wild and whimisical sort-of sci-fi/dystopia/romance satire that is 'The Sky is Yours'. What a ride. 'The Sky is Yours' is set on the post-apocalyptic, metaphorical "Empire Island" resembling Manhattan, where spoiled reality TV star Duncan Ripple is getting rea...

    Netgalley #60 Many thanks go to Klang Smith, Hogarth, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. So you know when one is a huge fan of fantasy novels and a new one is released with dragons in it so of course it has to be read? Not so much th...

  • Karen Heuler
    Feb 28, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

  • Katy
    Feb 08, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

    I'm still kind of reeling from this book. Chandler Klang Smith'sThe Sky Is Yours starts out like a commentary on the consumerism of society. A society crashing and, quite literally, burning into oblivion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't ALL that's going on....

    Really 4.5 - this book is one of those wildly inventive, delightfully overstuffed kind of novels, where you could reasonably have pulled three or four books out of its contents if you'd wanted to. But why? Why do that when the thing we got was so fun? This book is FUN, it is strange, i...

    3.5 stars. I loved the inventiveness of this book. It's a great example of the new weird genre. Reminded me a lot of Jeff VanderMeer's Borne, but with more of a tongue in cheek tone. Two things I did not care for: Ripple constantly calling women names (wench, fem, etc). I also think he...

    I had a blast reading the wild and whimisical sort-of sci-fi/dystopia/romance satire that is 'The Sky is Yours'. What a ride. 'The Sky is Yours' is set on the post-apocalyptic, metaphorical "Empire Island" resembling Manhattan, where spoiled reality TV star Duncan Ripple is getting rea...

  • Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
    Feb 26, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

  • Eric Taxier
    Jan 31, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

  • Meigan
    Nov 29, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

  • Nicholas Kaufmann
    Oct 12, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

  • Faith
    Jan 24, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

  • Kristen
    Feb 24, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

  • Kara
    Aug 29, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

  • Gary
    Jun 21, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

  • Samantha Colwell
    Feb 02, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

  • Lena
    Jan 10, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

  • Roxy Bruss
    Mar 04, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

    Alright, I received an ARC through Goodreads. Things I liked: the cover. Yeah, that's about it. And I didn't even love the cover, I just kind of liked it. If you like horrible characters that do crappy things, this is the book for you. If you like worlds where women are only ...

    The nitty-gritty: A big, bold, and chaotic futuristic story where the absurd is commonplace, dragons patrol the skies, and everyone has a chance at redemption. Grub and Morsel told me on another occasion that one day soon, Duluth will take them to touch a dragon--it seems this is a ...

    I'm still kind of reeling from this book. Chandler Klang Smith'sThe Sky Is Yours starts out like a commentary on the consumerism of society. A society crashing and, quite literally, burning into oblivion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't ALL that's going on....

    Really 4.5 - this book is one of those wildly inventive, delightfully overstuffed kind of novels, where you could reasonably have pulled three or four books out of its contents if you'd wanted to. But why? Why do that when the thing we got was so fun? This book is FUN, it is strange, i...

    3.5 stars. I loved the inventiveness of this book. It's a great example of the new weird genre. Reminded me a lot of Jeff VanderMeer's Borne, but with more of a tongue in cheek tone. Two things I did not care for: Ripple constantly calling women names (wench, fem, etc). I also think he...

  • jenni
    Mar 11, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

  • Christina Sparks
    Dec 23, 2017

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...

    People move through Chandler Klang Smith?s new novel like they?re being swept down a river?rushing, bumping into things, being redirected constantly. The world they live in?Empire City?is not a pleasant world, and the people in it aren?t particularly pleasant either and in ...

    Delightfully weird and incredibly unique, The Sky is Yours tells the story of three teens, Swanny, Ripple, and Abby, who are navigating a twisted, broken, burning world. Empire City has been under siege from a pair of dragons that circle the sky and light fires on a whim, but that?s ...

    Review from Hello Yellow Room. Feels like: if The Princess Bride were a reality television show starring the whole cast of Peaky Blinders and Jersey Shore. Sounds like: ?Hung Up On You? by Tate McRae Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLO REVIEWS Playlist Why? Roving adventure ...

    This is a very difficult review to write. I REALLY wanted to love this book. The concept and world it works within is adventurous, mystical and exciting. Unfortunately even though it was an intriguing world, the characters could not hold my interest, or should I say I wanted the dragon...

    I....still don't know what I read or whether I liked it. It didn't seem to have a point? I have to think on this one. I will say that the characterizations were interesting. Definitely fully fleshed out, but not all that easy to root for since they were kinda dickish, but I still enjoy...

    I give up. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and cover of this book but from almost the moment I began reading this book, I was at a loss. I don't think I have ever disliked a book so much so early on while reading. I hate the characters, the world doesn't make any sense nor anyth...

    I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at this novel thanks to an ARC from Penguin Random House! All the promise that Chandler Klang Smith showed in GOLDENLAND PAST DARK is both confirmed and built upon impressively in THE SKY IS YOURS, an epic adventure tale set in a richly imagined world...

    5 star is not enough. This book was an amazing ride. At the risk of sounding like Stefon from SNL, this book has everything: dragons; family secrets; genetically modified creatures; political intrigue; love triangles; meditations on climate change and how humans interact with their env...

    This cover is fantastic...but that's really all I can find positive to say about it. This is a DNF, and to be honest, I didn't get far. I found Ripple completely appalling, and when he sexually assaults an intellectually disabled or mentally ill girl in the first 50 pages and doesn't u...

    The Sky Is Yours is crazily creative and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I really just loved everything about it from the quirky and interesting characters to the authors wonderfully inventive story telling abilities. It's one of those books you get hooked on and are sad when...

  • hannah ✧/ᐠ-ꞈ-ᐟ\ (on hiatus)
    May 29, 2018

    These reviews are my least favorite to write. And I've had two of them in one week. The Sky is Yours is a very creative and well written book. This is actually the entire reason I gave this book one star. I really tried to like this book, but I just couldn't. I didn't like any of the c...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/23/... It?s rare that I find myself at a loss for words about a book, and while I?m sure I can come up with any number of adjectives to describe Chandler Klang Smith?s The Sky Is Yours, I doubt even that wou...

    Often laugh out loud funny novel with manic prose and devilish plotting - echoes of David Foster Wallace. Couldn't get into the characters at all, but I managed to get through most of it rather merrily before realizing I didn't care about anything that was happening. May write a longe...

    The Sky is Yours is an outrageously colourful fantasy that might take place in the far future, or it might be set on another planet or in an alternate universe. Empire Island has reality TV, video streaming (the 'Toob') and phone-like devices (the 'LookyGlass') alongside flying machine...

    It is really hard to describe this book, and too much description would probably spoil it anyway. Just know that it is decidedly weird with extremely imaginative world building. I had a difficult time getting into the story due to strange speech patterns and invented words that initial...

    "From below, the dragon does not resemble a living thing. It is an oppression, a ceiling on the world." This book is really hard to describe but here goes: Jane Austen meets Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in an early post apocalypse setting with dragons. This was one of ...

    It was really impressive how quickly I hated this book. Absolutely could not stand it. This review is in exchange for a free copy received from bloggingforbooks.com. ...

    Obviously I'm biased, but regardless: this book is an IQ test for your soul. ...

    Wow! This is a very bold, fresh, hilarious, sad and smart combination of literary satire and apocalyptic Scifi. It manages to combine elements of a futuristic Austenesque marriage plot with a Vonnegut/Saunders style blackly humorous take on virtual reality TV celebrity culture, and a s...

    A completely unreasonable fantasy novel ft. a cacophonous alt-Manhattan island and a pair of perplexing hyper-objects in the form of DRAGONS complete with oligarchical mansions the size of city blocks, a (quite literally) incendiary penal colony bent on lawlessness and potent hallucino...

    The Sky is Yours is a deeply, deeply flawed book. It has all this potential and a promising start but it falls flat. This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I thought I was going to love it, and in the beginning I was loving it but then it just failed me so much. I wish I h...

    "Beneath our city lies another city, carved into the earth, a city of hollowness, a city of emptiness, a city of negative space. Its skyline will never be revealed, not until that time in the future when our society's final resting place is excavated and disturbed by a more advanced s...