Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban
264 Pages
Reviewed on 03/04/2020
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

“The height is easy, the climb is hard; the thought is consuming. The jump is soul.” In SkyJump (Book 1) by Anastasia Bolinder, sixteen-year-old Equila ‘Quil’ Deshion is always on the move with her father, Paxton, due to their secret identity as Skyjump descendants-a race that the world thought to be long gone-and fear of being found out by their enemies, the Earthen brethren. Her father enrolled her at La’ket, a prep school, while he keeps traveling for his own personal mission. Sad but determined to do well, Quil tries her best to fit in while keeping her family lineage a secret. She makes friends but also enemies; the danger that has been haunting her life and her legacy might be lurking around nearer than she thought.

The cover art by Niken Anindita is beautiful and majestic in its own way, easily capturing the essence of the story. The charming illustrations by Bolinder also elevate the reading experience of this imaginative tale. Her uniqueness aside, Quil has the typical teen desires to make friends, do what she loves most (in her case, skyjumping and turning into her liberating Skyjump beast form), and being with the boy she likes. SkyJump is clearly targeted for YA and perhaps slightly younger readers but as an adult, I enjoyed the originality of the concept and story premise. There is still lots to discover about the mysterious Skyjump people themselves, and Book 1 is a good start for the series. All in all, an interesting fantasy tale from Anastasia Bolinder.