The Other Side of the Sky is the first book in the duology by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman.
Two worlds, two hearts and a choice that will shape their fate forever.
Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate unknown technology. But North believes his sky island is sinking. Its engines are failing, and the key to saving his home is to venture to the place the engines were first created.
Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the surface, responsible for providing answers, direction – hope. But in the midst of the surface’s worst crisis yet, a mist that spreads madness and poison, doubts have arisen among the people about Nimh’s divinity. She must find a way to manifest her power – before she is overthrown, and all is lost.
North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined – though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose to either save their people, or succumb to the bond that is forbidden to them.
Kaufman and Spooner have created a world with such complex characters, who even though come from different places, have similarities between them.
I truely can vision both the Skycity and the world below where North and Nimh come from respectively. I love that Kaufman and Spooner have created such rich locations for the two main characters Nimh and North with great friends.
Both Kaufman and Spooner create such a strong relationship between North and Nimh and the changing dynamic is seen throughout the book.
The twists and the mystery has me intrigued for the book two and I can’t help but want to know what happens next with the cliffhanger that they left us on.
I recommend this book to those who loved the Starbound trilogy and the Medoran chronicles as they are similarities that can be drawn between both series.