Sky to Sea is the second book in the series, Crimson Sash by Amanda Marin. I would highly recommend reading the first book, North to Nara to enjoy Sky to Sea fully. Marin has created a beautiful world for the backdrop of this dystopian book. Her characters just fly off the page. This story is about Neve and Micah. They are living in a shelter for refugees as they are trying to get citizenship before they are deported back to the Nation.I have found myself flipping through the pages as I wanted to know what lies ahead for Neve and Micah. It was a roller coaster for sure. I love the twists and turns. What will happen to Neve and Micah? Will they be trapped in between the worlds or will they be able to gain citizenship to live in New Republic?
I will be the first to admit dystopian is not my go-to read genre but once I had read the first book of the Crimson Sash series I knew that I would need to know more and be back again with Amanda Marin and her fabulous collection of characters that we get to know and love in this series. These books are romance but geared to young adults so most of the romance is pg at best so that can be a nice refreshing change of pace if you read a lot of erotica or dark stuff normally.
I really enjoyed reading about Neve and Micah and really I just fell in love with them as a whole. These two are some strong young adults with old souls I felt as I was reading. They kept me engaged and I never found myself overwhelmed with made up jargon or over detailing so that is also a plus with these books. Sky to Sea was probably my most favorite yet and I honestly can’t wait to see what we will get with the next book. I will be back again for sure!
Sky to Sea (Crimson Sash Book 2) By Amanda Marin
5 ++++++ Stars
WOW!! I loved the first book of this series but I think this one was even better, I have become so emotionally invested in all of these people …I’m not normally a huge dystopian fan, and also not a huge YA fan, but let me tell you if taking YA and dystopian and throwing them together gives me this? Im sold. Throw in some awesome clean romance and I’m done.
Not sure how to explain this author’s style of writing except smooth and with feeling because I felt it all. I’ve even got the whole picture of their room, the park, everything described in this story I saw it clear in my mind. I was literally transported into the story. It was awesome!
Neve and Micah might just be 2 of my favorite characters ever. They were both just so sincere…I just can’t say enough about this whole book. Simply amazing! You truly have no idea what is going to happen or why from one page to another and I could not put it down!
This is a continuing storyline, although it may be possible to read this as a stand alone i do not recommend it and it’s so good you won’t be sorry reading them in order. It does not end in a holy moly throw your kindle kind of way, but does end where you feel like you wont make it till the next is released. Not sure what is in store for Neve and Micah but I know I’ll be one of the first in line to find out!!
Sky to Sea by Amanda Marin is the second book in her Crimson Sash series. This is a YA fantasy series that includes sci-fi, drama, action and adventure. I was unsure about this book but gave it a chance after reading the synopsis and I can honestly say I am glad I took the chance. This book is about Neve Hall and Micah Ward who are trying to prove themselves to gain citizenship in the New Republic. Will they gain the citizenship? What does the future hold for them? The story is written great as are the characters and I recommend reading this series in orders.
OMG this author is amazing! She makes me really *feel* the emotions of these two. I am totally involved in their plight! I want them to have a hoppy ending. Just not sure that is going to happen. So every time it goes south for them…my heart plummets I am scouring my mind to see what can be fixed or changed so that doesn’t happen. Then everything just seems to go right and my heart soars! Happiness! But inevitably down… down we go again.
If you can’t tell I really empathize with these characters. The writing is so smooth I can’t believe how easy I get caught up into this story. The characters draw me in and really don’t let go. I think about them even when I’m not reading. I love these two!
This epic YA fantasy has all the marks of a hallmark series. This second book continues to explore a romance in a dystopian world that somehow resonates loudly to today and I believe will ring true to readers of all ages. Neve and Micah are strong characters that I’m thankful to have had another chance to travel through their world with. Marin does a beautiful job writing their story and I love her easy way of telling an epic tale. Loved it from start to finish.
reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Sky to Sea by Amanda Marin is the second book in the Crimson Sash series. This is a wonderful YA/dystopian story with the main characters, Neve Hall and Micah Ward. Neve and Micah are trying to prove themselves in the New Republic so they can gain citizenship. But the best things are not always easy. The two are quickly put to the test amid the New Republic and the Nations relationship becoming explosive. I highly recommend reading the books in order to get the full story and enjoyment out of this series. This is well written and the characters are great. I really want to know more of Neve and Micah’s story and am awaiting the next book in the series.
Micah character is very well written. Alot of the information about the setting in which they are in are done in a large section of text. Neve is a very caring person and adores Micah. This has a very interesting story line but can take some time to get into. Once you get going it’s a very heartfelt story that reaches home.
Sky to Sea by Amanda Marin is the is the second book in the Crimson Sash series. This series does need to be read in order to fully understand what is happening.
It had been a while since I had read book one but I found it really easy to pick up from where it left off. I soon found myself immersed back into the characters and their stories.
This book was well paced and exciting. You really have to feel for Neve and Micah. They really thought they had found the place for them to be safe and happy and instead they find themselves mixed up in more turmoil.
The author has done a great job with the continuation of this series and I can wait to see what comes next.
Sky to Sea: Crimson Sash- Book 2 by Amanda Marin is a YA dystopian romance that is filled with suspense and action, fear and longing, love and suffering. Amanda paints a vivid and clever picture of the world she has created and her character building is spot on.
Neve and Micah are learning to live a new life after escaping from the Nation. They build their lives on the hope that they will be given refugee status and are doing everything they can to make that happen. But they continue to live with the horrors and the pain and suffering they were dealt before reaching New Republic and now must seek help.
Unfortunately life is never that easy and they find themselves in danger of once again being in the clutches of the Nation.
I look forward to the next book in the series.
Reviewed by @jennadb