ARC Review: Torn Sky-Tracy Banghart


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cooltext1889161239 copyThe end is near . . .

When Aris Haan brought down Safara’s biggest war criminal, she’d thought it was a turning point in the war. Victory was on the horizon, as was a peaceful future with her Promised, Milek.

But a deadly new threat has emerged: a Safaran bomb that could wipe out all of Atalanta in one catastrophic blast. Aris is tasked with finding the weapon before it is completed, a mission made more difficult when she starts to suspect that there is a Safaran spy in her unit. Friendships are tested, loyalties are strained, and suddenly Aris no longer knows whom she can trust.

In the epic conclusion to the Rebel Wing series, Atalanta’s fate rests on Aris’s shoulders. Can she find the bomb before it destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?

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***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley & Alloy Entertainment

+++Contains triggers: Violence, torture

Torn Sky is an action-packed, anxiety-inducing conclusion to the Rebel Wing series. Full of shocking moments, epic battles, and heartache, Torn Sky is irresistable.

PROS:

  • I didn’t think it was possible to love Aris and Milek more than I already did but they’re incredibly adorable together. The chemistry has evolved into a blissful warmth and complete acceptance of each other. They’re playful and sweet, and a little feisty. Their connection has solidified into a beautiful forever kind of love. 
  • The violence is graphic and sickening, the emotions poignant and occasionally overwhelming. The pain of watching someone you love suffer, it’s excruciating. You can feel every tear, every punch, every slice of the knife deep in your heart. This might be too intense for some readers, hence the trigger warning.
  • Adrenaline is high, edge of your seat, trembling in your boots kind of anxious uncertainty. The future is unstable and the price higher than ever before. From the very first few pages there are surprises around every corner. Some of your favorite characters might not make it to the end. The shock is raw and brutal, scenes move fast and so much happens in a short span of time that the book feels too short.
  • Dysis plays a prominent role. The inner workings of her mind are clear and torn. Despite her pain and suffering, Dysis refuses to be beaten. She’s fierce, loyal, and a total BA heroine. You see a softer, more feminine side coupled with her dominance and it’s heartwarming to experience. Her budding romance is just what I was hoping for after the last book. Everyone deserves a happy ending. Also, crazy hot chemistry.
  • The harrowing effects of PTSD made Pallas’ life more of a waking nightmare than an unstable reality. Pallas is a complex, heartbreaking character.
  • The final fight scene. Seriously, anxiety for days. I was an anxious, terrified mess. Talk about down to the wire.
  • The ending was bittersweet and reminiscent of Les Miserables “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.

CONS:

  • The POVs flipped so often that I felt like there wasn’t enough of each character. I would have loved more of Aris and Milek together. Or Aris at all. And maybe a masculine perspective. The POVs alternate between Pallas, Aris, Dysis, and Galena. 

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Happy reading, 

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