If I had to use one word to describe the book Skye Falling it would be honest. This book felt so incredibly honest. Despite maybe the plot being a slightly far fetched concept; it felt very raw and real.
📚 Book Review 📚
Title: Skye Falling
Author: Mia McKenzie
Publisher: Random House
Out today! 6/22/21
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
When Skye was in high school her classmates voted her “Most Likely to Be Single” instead of “Most Ride-or-Die Homie”. That stuck with her. She’s been moving through life on her terms ever since. Coming out at 23. Donating her eggs at 26 because she was broke. Working for a traveling company so she can avoid people and relationships.
When Skye is not traveling for work she’s back in Philly staying with her only friend Viva at her B&B. While she’s home for what’s supposed to only be a two week stopover a 12 year old girl tracks her down. 38-12=26 You do the math.
Vicky’s mom Cynthia was Skye’s camp friend and the woman she donated eggs to 12 years ago. Her Mom passed away two years ago and Vicky just found out about Skye and tracked her down. Skye’s first instinct was to bail on Vicky, but for some reason she begins to realize she has no one in her life and maybe it would be nice to let people in. They form a friendship that they both desperately need.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ok, so Skye’s a little immature. This is written with a lot of slang and internal dialogue. It deals with race issues and includes several LGBTQ+ characters. So yeah, it’s a beautiful #ownvoices book and maybe it wasn’t written for me or you, but you know what maybe it was? I love the growth of Skye. Adored Vicky and her Aunt Faye. I just was hoping for a teeny bit more in the ending!