Review: The Endless Skies by Shannon Price

Author: Shannon Price
Publisher: Tor Teen
Released: August 17, 2021
Received: NetGalley

3 1/2 kitties

The Endless Skies is the latest novel to come from Shannon Price, so you better believe I snatched it up as quickly as I could manage!

The people of Heliana have always lived a healthy and peaceful life high above the sea. These people, known as the Leonodai, are winged-lion shapeshifters, and Rowan grew up proud to be one. She’s trained her whole life for a chance to prove her worth and find a place for herself.

Only, disaster is about to strike her people. With disaster will come a terrifying revelation, and it will force Rowan to make a choice. Help her people, but risk all that she’s worked for, or stay silent and watch as those around her suffer.

The Endless Skies is such a creative take on shifters and magic, and for that reason alone, I think I will always cherish this book. The characters and plot were strong and intriguing, though I’ll confess that I’m desperate to know more about the world around them.

I’ll admit that it did take me some time to get really invested in the story at hand. I’m not sure why I struggled. Maybe it was the way it was all introduced? Maybe because I got distracted looking for more details of the Leonodai and the rest of their world? I couldn’t say.

By the time Rowan had to make her impossible decision, I was more invested in what was happening. Thankfully. I love the debate that rose up from her plight and sympathized with the internal struggle she faced here.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Endless Skies and consider it to have been a novel worth reading. While I won’t say that it was my favorite, it was still very solid, and I would come back if there was a sequel.

Thanks to Tor Teen and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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