April 19, 2018

#BookReview: We Own the Sky (The Muse Chronicles #1) by Sara Crawford




About the Book:

What could you create if you fell in love with a Muse?

16-year-old musician, Sylvia Baker, has always been different. She's the only one who can see the "flickering people." When she sees a gorgeous flickering man named Vincent, she learns that they are Muses.

With his help, she finds herself creating exquisite songs that she loves almost as much as songs by her favorite bands--Radiohead, M83, and The Black Keys--and she is falling in love in a way she never knew was possible. While trying to maintain her newfound friendships and her band, she falls deeper into the world of the Muses.

When the original Greek Muses wake to find a world in which the internet has given everyone the tools to be an artist, a battle between traditional and new methods of creation ensues. As Sylvia discovers how she is connected to the world of the Muses, she learns that this war may put her music, her love, her very life at stake.
 



Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy 
How I Acquired this book: Author
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author:
Sara Crawford is an author, a playwright, and a musician. Ever since she was five years old, she has lived for art in one form or another. This manifested itself as writing plays at age eight and convincing (forcing) the neighborhood kids to perform them on her driveway, auditioning for Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker three years in a row before finally landing a small role as a toy soldier, starting an all-girl band in high school, writing and producing her own plays and short films, and most recently, writing a book about a girl who falls in love with her Muse (WE OWN THE SKY). Sara has been an actress, a singer, a playwright, a songwriter, a guitarist, a keyboard player, a poet, a screenwriter, and an author of both fiction and non-fiction. She graduated in 2008 from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in English and in 2012 from the University of New Orleans with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (emphasis in Playwriting). Currently, in addition to working as a freelance writer and internet marketer, she is also a creative writing professor in the graduate program at Southern New Hampshire University, teaching online classes. She also loves to talk about books, music, and writing on her YouTube channel. For more information visit http://saracrawford.net or https://www.youtube.com/user/saracrawford.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Good but could have been better 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: Although this book did have its issues it was a pretty good story. I loved the fact that the MC falls for someone she shouldnt but it took way to long for me to get interested in the story.  I wished it would have been a little longer and a little more faster paced in places. I really loved expereinceing the world though the eyes of Sylvia she was a great character to read about. Other characters in the book fell a little flat for me so I wished that they would have been a little better formed. With deeper thoughts. The twining of the retelling of the Muses was wonderful and it really made the story stick out. I think all in all that it was a pretty good story that just needed a little more polishing. If you love Greek Mythology and the story of the Muses I would say check this one out. 

Go Into This One Knowing:  Need to be a little faster paced. 
 









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1 comments:

Danielle H. said...

I do love the premise of this story, but from your review, I'll keep my to-read pile the same and won't move this book up. Thanks for the review!

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