Sky by Ondine Sherman Book Summary:
After her mother's death, Sky is forced to leave her city life behind and move in with her aunt and uncle in a small Australian town. But the city isn't all that she leaves behind. Trying to fit in with her new friends means doing things she never dreamt she'd do. And falling for the School Queen's crush is the least of her worries when she's confronted by tightly guarded family secrets. Just as she thinks everything is starting to feel normal, Sky stumbles on a case of animal cruelty that forces her to make some tough decisions. Will Sky risk everything to stand up for what she believes in? Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.
Sky by Tulisa Contostavlos Book Summary:
In 2005 a South London schoolgirl huddles cold and wet on the kerb. Her bruised eye swollen shut, her schoolbag dirty and torn. Sky Beradino dreams of coming out on top—just for once—and vows that no one will keep her down forever. In 2013, a talented young actress takes a deep breath before stepping out on stage. Glamorous, confident, and beautiful, only the very closest to her know the price she has paid. Gripping, passionate, powerful, and raw, this is a novel of heartbreak and tragedy, hard work and hard knocks, courage and survival. It is the story of a young woman destined for stardom, who never gave up. No matter what. Tulisa's debut novel is impossible to put down. And impossible to forget.
Moonless Sky (Sky Chronicles) by Mike Lynch Book Summary:
It should have been easy. Hit the fuel depot behind enemy lines and get out. But when the mission goes terribly wrong, Sergeant Frank Yamane is forced to take command of the strike team but finds himself in an almost impossible situation—complete the mission knowing they have little chance of making it out alive.
A Hat Full of Sky (Tiffany Aching) by Terry Pratchett Book Summary:
The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.Something is coming after Tiffany. . . .Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself . . . if it can be done at all.
Sky Blue (Sky Blue Trilogy Book 1) by Karol Whaley Book Summary:
In 1993, with college graduation in Sapporo behind her, determined twenty-two-year-old Eiko sets her sights on living and working in the expansive metropolis of Tokyo. Her dream of exciting, new adventures in the big city gives her the strength and courage to leave behind all that she knows and loves—the familiarity and beauty of Hokkaido, her caring parents, her fun-loving older brother, and close friends—for the unknown in Tokyo. Somewhat inexperienced, Eiko could not have imagined the challenges awaiting her—setting up her living space, meeting new neighbors, managing her time, learning work culture, developing new friendships, and encountering different ideas.However, it is an unexpected tragedy that drives her to rethink all of her family’s long-held traditions and beliefs. It is this soul-searching experience that challenges her to rethink the foundation of her being, and her purpose for living—the very core of her worldview. It is this testing that could bring life-changing results.Will Eiko survive and thrive in her new life in Tokyo? Or, will the disappointments and stress lead her to escape back to the security of Sapporo? Sky Blue is the first book in the Sky Blue trilogy which follows Eiko’s personal story of courage, adventure, and faith.
Shoulder the Sky (Drumberley Book 3) by D. E. Stevenson Book Summary:
‘Consistently charming’ - The TimesRhoda, an artist from London and her childhood sweetheart James finally wed, following a lot of deliberation — particularly on Rhoda’s side. Having established her career as a budding artist, could she balance marriage and her artwork? However, her love for James outbalances her career and she takes the plunge into living the life of a farmer’s wife at Boscath farm in Scotland. James and Rhoda cut short their honeymoon and decide to start their new life in their new home. Arriving at Boscath, they employ a cook, Miss Flockie, who is exceptional in her duties and more importantly, a friend to Rhoda.Their new home, although quaint, is isolated. Rhoda finds this isolation unbearable — there isn’t even a phone — and she misses her life in London.With James away tending to the farm, Rhoda impulsively decides she will start painting again and finds she is highly inspired by her beautiful surroundings. She also takes on a young boy who is clearly a budding artist. Duggie and his sister Greta live with their mother, Lizzie — the cook at Mureth farm. Fatherless and extremely bright, Duggie finds school boring. His passion is for art but his mother doesn’t have the patience to understand this. Neither is he supported by his teachers. Can Rhoda help him find his purpose?Slowly she begins to make acquaintances with the neighbors. James and Rhoda particularly enjoy the company of their neighbours Dr Adam Forrester and his sister, Nan. Soon Rhoda and Nan become firm friends and secrets are shared.Good-natured Rhoda feels she must help Nan and embarks upon this mission as discreetly as possible. Their marriage is strong and both James and Rhoda face the difficulties of living in isolation and bad weather. They rise to the challenge …Praise for D E Stevenson‘Mistress of the light novel’ - The TimesD. E. Stevenson (1892–1973), Dorothy Emily Peploe (married name) was a Scottish author of more than 40 light romantic novels. Her father was the lighthouse engineer David Alan Stevenson, first cousin to the author Robert Louis Stevenson.
Sky Blue (Sky Blue Trilogy) (Volume 1) by Karol Whaley Book Summary:
In 1993, with college graduation in Sapporo behind her, determined twenty-two-year-old Eiko sets her sights on living and working in the expansive metropolis of Tokyo. Her dream of exciting, new adventures in the big city gives her the strength and courage to leave behind all that she knows and loves—the familiarity and beauty of Hokkaido, her caring parents, her fun-loving older brother, and close friends—for the unknown in Tokyo. Somewhat inexperienced, Eiko could not have imagined the challenges awaiting her—setting up her living space, meeting new neighbors, managing her time, learning work culture, developing new friendships, and encountering different ideas. However, it is an unexpected tragedy that drives her to rethink all of her family’s long-held traditions and beliefs. It is this soul-searching experience that challenges her to rethink the foundation of her being, and her purpose for living—the very core of her worldview. It is this testing that could bring life-changing results. Will Eiko survive and thrive in her new life in Tokyo? Or, will the disappointments and stress lead her to escape back to the security of Sapporo? Sky Blue is the first book in the Sky Blue trilogy which follows Eiko’s personal story of courage, adventure, and faith.
Shoulder the Sky: A Novel (World War I) by Anne Perry Book Summary:
In the firmament of great historical novelists, Anne Perry is a star of the greatest magnitude. First there were her acclaimed Victorian mysteries, sparkling with passion and suspense. Now readers have embraced this bestselling new series of World War I novels–which juxtapose the tranquil life of the English countryside with the horrors of war.By April of 1915, as chaplain Joseph Reavley tends to the soldiers in his care, the nightmare of trench warfare is impartially cutting down England’s youth. On one of his rescue forays into no-man’s-land, Joseph finds the body of an arrogant war correspondent, Eldon Prentice. A nephew of the respected General Owen Cullingford, Prentice was despised for his prying attempts to elicit facts that would turn public opinion against the war. Most troublesome to Joseph, Prentice has been killed not by German fire but, apparently, by one of his own compatriots. What Englishman hated Prentice enough to kill him? Joseph is afraid he may know, and his sister, Judith, who is General Cullingford’s driver and translator, harbors her own fearful suspicions.Meanwhile, Joseph and Judith’s brother, Matthew, an intelligence officer in London, continues his quiet search for the sinister figure they call the Peacemaker, who, like Eldon Prentice, is trying to undermine the public support for the struggle–and, as the Reavley family has good reason to believe, is in fact at the heart of a fantastic plot to reshape the entire world. An intimate of kings, the Peacemaker kills with impunity, and his dark shadow stretches from the peaceful country lanes of Cambridgeshire to the twin hells of Ypres and Gallipoli.In this mesmerizing series, Anne Perry has found a subject worthy of her gifts. Illuminating the murderous conflict whose violence still resounds in our consciousness–as well as the souls of men and women who lived it–Shoulder the Sky is a taut, inspiring masterpiece.From the Hardcover edition.
Sky Lily (Sky Whale Trilogy) (Volume 1) by S. E. Fearon Book Summary:
One morning Lily Newman sees a whale in the sky! Despite her grandmother’s assurance that people who see sky whales are destined for great things life goes on as usual in her sheltered mountain village – that is until her path crosses with Viscount Odin Fairchild. Suddenly Lily is thrust into a world of kings and queens and a kingdom in turmoil. Where will her convictions lead her? And can she find the courage to discover whether people who see sky whales really are destined for greatness?
A Sky Unbroken (The Earth & Sky Trilogy) by Megan Crewe Book Summary:
The rebels have been disbanded, their plans ruined. Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of Earthlings, into a living museum—a human zoo—on the Kemyates’ space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any move Skylar makes could result in the extinction of her people—but giving in means losing any hope of freedom.Meanwhile, Win returns home and evades punishment by pretending to be loyal to Kemya. But he can’t bear knowing that Skylar is imprisoned or watch his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council’s lies about Earth. He must bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings freed—even if it means openly challenging his world’s rulers.In this final book of the action-packed Earth & Sky trilogy, neither Skylar nor Win knows they are about to uncover an even deeper conspiracy—one that could push the future they’re fighting for completely out of reach.
Until the Sun Falls from the Sky (The Three Series) (Volume 1) by Kristen Ashley Book Summary:
Leah Buchanan’s family has been in service to vampires for five centuries. Even so, Leah wants nothing to do with her family’s legacy. But when she’s summoned to her Selection by the Vampire Dominion, under familial pressure, she has no choice but to go. Lucien has been living under the strict edicts of the Vampire Dominion for centuries but he’s tired of these ancient laws stripping away everything that is the essence of the vampire. So he’s taking it back. This is because Lucien has been watching and waiting for decades for Leah to become available for a Selection and he will not be limited with what he can do with her. He will have her, all of her. Therefore, Lucien is going to tame Leah, even if he gets hunted and killed for doing it. What neither Leah nor Lucien expects is the strong bond that will form between them, connecting them on unprecedented levels for mortals or immortals. And what will grow between them means they will challenge their ways of life and their union will begin the Prophesies which makes them one of three couples who will save humanity…or die in the effort.
Tiffany Aching 4-Book Collection: A Hat Full of Sky, The Wee Free Men, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett Book Summary:
This collection includes all four Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchett's beloved and bestselling Discworld series.The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring—Spring won't come.I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .
Sky / Finding Sky: Encontrar a tu alma gemela puede ser muy peligroso / Discovering Your Soulmate Has Never Been So Dangerous (Finding Love) (Spanish Edition) by Joss Stirling Book Summary:
When Sky sees Zed, the bad boy from her new school, she cannot get him out of her head. He communicates with her with his thoughts and reads her mind. He is tormented by his past and future danger. Sky begins to have paranormal experiences which enable her to discover her true identity. She must now decide whether to accept both her new life and love.