City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans

The Synopsis:

When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.


Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.


Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.

Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.


A girl.

She’s shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she’s doing there.

Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her.

Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry’s mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?


I am going to start off by saying that this is probably one of the most talented authors I have ever come in contact with. His grasp for storytelling left me breathless and his incredibly developed characters and plot left me speechless. I don’t think I’ve read such a phenomenally written story as this by a current day author.

Seckry’s love for Eyia is based solely on respect, friendship, and Biblical love to a friend that develops into a much deeper friendship. There is no physical desire or constant kissing between the two main characters like in most YA novels, and I found this to be refreshing in so many ways. However, that does not mean that this book was without sexual content. There were many sexual “comments” and quite a bit of detailed kissing from other characters. I believe that there was also a small amount of cussing and profanity.

So because of this I can only rate City of the Falling Sky 4 out of 5 stars, whereas I would have normally given it a full 5. It is recommended to any age group of 16 and older.

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Rayleigh GrayRayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.