Review: Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis

Title: Blackfin Sky
Author: Kat Ellis
Publisher: Firefly Press
Publication Date: May 14th 2014
Part of A Series?: Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: The Guardian Children's Books

Blurb Description:When Sky falls from Blackfin Pier and drowns on her sixteenth birthday, the whole town goes into mourning – until she shows up three months later like nothing happened.

Unravelling the mystery of those missing months takes Sky to the burned-out circus in the woods, where whispers of murder and kidnapping begin to reveal the town’s secrets. But Sky’s not the only one digging up the past – the old mime from the circus knows what happened to her, and he has more than one reason for keeping quiet about it.


“Nobody really believed Skylar Rousseau would accidently kill herself…”

For three months, she was dead. Three whole months, that she thought she was alive for, but actually wasn’t. And now, she has to deal with the repercussions of living in an offbeat town, being the girl that people used to be in awe of, even before she came back from the dead.

During these three months, her parents have split, her best friends spend most of their time at her grave, and he best friend’s brother, who she just happened to have a major crush on, feels responsible. And now, she’s back, like nothing ever happened- like the months of pain that those closest to her felt, never existed at all, leaving all of them to face the biggest question of all-
How is Skylar alive?

With everyone harbouring secrets, about the day she ‘died’, about their feelings towards her, and even about who she is, the only thing Sky wants now, is answers. Answers that she will have to go out of her way to get- inside a house stained with the blood of the past, inside a forbidden forest with a crazy gypsy woman, and to another time altogether…

Getting her answers, however, must happen fast. For Sky is fading out, losing time, and memories of a strange circus and sinister people plague her dreams along with wolves, fires and amber skulls.
Blackfin Sky was NOTHING like I expected to be, but EVERYTHING you would look for in a paranormal/ fantasy book. It will make your heart pound faster, your fingers flip the pages faster and your brain trying to process the mastery that Kat Ellis has managed to produce!

5 stars!

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