Author: Paris Singer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2015
Length: 223 pages
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Space
Age Group: Young Adults
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Wandering in the vastness of space, is the Sky Drifter; an academy reserved for the best students in the known universe. Seven is just such a student. Gifted in strategy and Sphere, he lives happily on-board with his friends Iris and Pi, taking on his rival, visiting planets for exploration and competition. Everything is the way he likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl in a red coat, who will reveal to him a secret that will bring everything he thought he knew crashing down around him.
First, let’s talk about the concept, because the concept of The Sky Drifter is amazeballs! Elite academy of space? Check. Lessons on planets and species throughout the universe? Check. And mystery girl in red? Check check check.
Seven, our protagonist, is one lucky guy. He has his best friends, spending his day acing Strategies class, plays Sphere, and enjoy life as a student in the exclusive academy. The only problem is his daily encounter with a bully who seems to just pick on him. His life is as peaceful as any student from the Sky Drifter, until he saw a girl. He started seeing strange things, and while looking for clues of what he saw, Seven slowly uncovered the dangerous truth about his past and the infamous Sky Drifter.
The book is a great combo of action and intriguing plot. The world-building is awesome, with different space species and planets. Seven’s characteristic is definitely likable, and I absolutely adore getting to know Paris Singer’s world through his eyes. And come on, the fact that his name is a number brings back a lot of pleasant memories (Four hmm…) 😉
The only problem I have with The Sky Drifter is the writing. The book would be much better if there is another round of editing. The sentences have a lot of details, but somehow I feel like that are quite unconnected. That doesn’t affect how gripping the plot is, but it sure somewhat lower my enjoyment for this book.
Overall, The Sky Drifter is an enjoyable read. I would love to recommend this book to any of my nephews, they would definitely go crazy with excitement! Fan of Sci-fi, you will love this adventure by Paris Singer.
Paris Singer was born in Brussels, Belgium. He has lived in the U.K. and in various places in Spain, where he currently resides. At university, he studied English law and Spanish law. He didn’t like it. He then studied translation and didn’t like it either. Currently, he is an English teacher in the south of Spain. He has far too many interests, he’s told, a few of which being sports, playing his old guitar, learning Japanese, painting, reading and cooking. Not a day goes by, however, where he doesn’t write something, be it under a palm tree or on a bench at a bus stop somewhere.
E-copy of The Sky Drifter + E-copy of The Skull Collector
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