Teen Review: “Flame” by Amy Kathleen Ryan
In the third and final Sky Chasers novel after the Empyrean is destroyed, Waverly, Kieran, and Seth must try to survive on the New Horizon ship. Though the children may have finally gotten their parents back, something is off with them. They are completely complacent and detached toward the atrocities everyone has been made to suffer. Kieran is recruited by Anne Mathers, captain of the New Horizon, to guide the surviving Empyrean population and smooth their transition. Waverly is bribed by the New Horizon’s Central Council with a solution to her mother’s complacency in return for taking down Anne. The whole time this is happening, Seth is stuck hiding on the ship, trying to undermine Anne Mathers’ power, but he is badly wounded and getting worse. What can the three of them do? Their home is destroyed, and they have nowhere else to go, or do they? This book had a satisfying ending that wrapped up the series nicely.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 18