‘The Sky is Mine’ blog tour review// ft. emotional connection and empowering songs

The Sky is Mine Review

Hello!

How are you all doing? Today’s post is part of the blog tour for The Sky is Mine by Amy Beashel and I am going to be writing a review for this powerful book! This post also has an empowering song recommendation from Amy which she has specially selected! There will be song recs on each stop of the tour so make sure to follow along! There isn’t really much I need to say as an introduction so let’s skedaddle!

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Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Rock the Boat) in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own and no one else’s. 

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The Sky is MineThe Sky is Mine

by Amy Beashel// No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She’s about to change all that…

In a house adept at sweeping problems under the carpet, seventeen-year-old Izzy feels silenced. As her safety grows uncertain, Izzy knows three things for sure. She knows not to tell her mother that Jacob Mansfield has been threatening to spread those kinds of photos around college. She knows to quiet the grief that she’s been abandoned by her best friend Grace. And, seeing her mother conceal the truth of her stepdad’s control, Izzy also knows not to mention how her heart splinters and her stomach churns whenever he enters a room.

When the flimsy fabric of their life starts to unravel, Izzy and her mum must find their way out of the silence and use the power in their voices to rediscover their worth.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars)

Trigger Warnings
  • Rape
  • Coercive behaviour
  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse
  • Blackmail
  • Abortion

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My thoughts

The Sky is Mine is an incredible, thought-provoking book. It covers many deep topics such as rape and domestic abuse which are discussed very well throughout the book. This is a powerful YA contemporary which gripped me from the very first page.

This book is so well written and there is so much emotion packed into this story! I was invested as soon as I started reading. I don’t know what it was exactly but I immediately connected with Izzy and I was genuinely rooting for her! This connection made the book so much more to me and gave me all the feels!

Amy Beashel’s writing is captivating and emotional and she manages to tell this story in such a way that it has a meaningful impact while also having some soft moments to stop this from becoming overwhelming.

The friendship in this book really pulled through! Izzy and Grace’s friendship was really heartwarming and really showed the importance of having friends you can rely on. Rowerboy is also quite sweet and I enjoyed the interactions between him and Izzy – it was incredibly sweet and helped to stop the book from becoming too heavy!

The Sky is Mine is a beautiful story about being in control of your life and learning to love yourself. It is an important story that everyone could benefit from reading.

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Amy’s song recommendation

Try by P!nk is my go-to song in every moment – and there are many – in the writing process when I’ve doubted if the ultimate goal is worth the ongoing torture. And, god, is there torture. I appreciate Try is a love song but the idea that flames, burns and pain are a necessary consequence of a desire that will not kill me is basically what gets me sitting at my laptop each morning. Being the emotional sadomasochist that I am, the song also offers catharsis in that it makes me cry every single time I hear it. Hence my kids, Monty and Dolly, playing it if they’re feeling particularly spikey and want to see me weep! 

You can find the whole playlist over here!

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The Sky is Mine was published on 6th February 2020. You can visit its Goodreads page here and buy a copy from here*.

Chat With Me

What do you think of ‘The Sky is Mine?’ Have you read it? Is this on your TBR? What are some thought-provoking books that you love? What is your favourite read of the month so far? How’s life treating you? Divulge your secrets!

Hugs!

Kerys xx

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