Hold Still the Sky by Cameron McVey #bookreview

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Hold Still the Sky by Cameron McVey

Worldwide eruptions have clouded Earth’s atmosphere. The remnants of humankind live inside domed cities. Biomass guidelines strictly regulate births, copulation and food rations. Amputation of “unnecessary limbs” is viewed as a noble sacrifice. Power is generated by massive solar energy-collecting sails. Hangers are those chosen to maintain the sails at great risk to life and limb. This is the story of Kara, one of the hangers. She’s trying to have a baby.

Follow Kara, her fellow hangers and others as they deal with the stresses of life in the domes and discover the truth of the transformed Earth. By the end of the story, the world presented in “Hold Still the Sky” will be transformed. You will know the large-scale reasons behind the transformation and experience the upheaval from a personal point of view as the characters uncover the truth.

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My review:

I was blown away by this book. I admit in the beginning that I had to go back and re-read some parts but once I got into the groove I was totally wrapped up in this book. If you were a Showtime Outer Limits fan you will absolutely love this book.  I felt like I was reading old school SciFi which, in my opinion, is the best. It’s fast paced, separated into sections but they all tie together. Each character (including the robot dog) have striking personalities and you quickly get invested in the trails and accomplishments of each one of them.

Can you imagine living in a society that in order to have a kid you have to cut off your leg? They all live in domes and the can’t go over a mass ratio. Craziness. I seriously recommend this book to any SciFi fans and people who are looking to go outside their usual genre. It’s story telling at it’s best. Imaginative and some parts pull at your heart. 5 stars.



Meet the Author:

cameron mcveyI have been a fan of fantasy and science fiction ever since I can remember. Growing up I used to fall asleep listening to CBS Radio Mystery Theater and spent Saturday afternoons watching Creature Double Feature on WLVI, channel 56. Also, I collected comics and ended up doing my master’s thesis (“How Green Is Your Power Ring?”) on the structure of the modern, American, superhero comic book.

My mother is a published poet and my father a world-class educator. I caught the “writing bug” from them at a very early age. I can remember scrawling short stories on scraps of paper in my bedroom late at night when I was supposed to be asleep.

My old job allowed me to travel the world. I have been to the Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, the Taj Mahal, the Sahara Desert, Machu Picchu and countless other spots in Asia, Africa and South America. I have also traveled extensively throughout the United States and am, once again, living in the Colorado Rockies.

I have been inspired by both my travels and all the people I’ve met and worked with along the way. My family and friends have encouraged me over the years to make a living as a writer. I am now taking on the challenge of following my bliss. And enjoying every minute of it!

Keep up with Cameron on:

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About Jen

I love all things supernatural and paranormal. Coffee addict. Book lover. Wise Ass. Read the rest of my ramblings at My Crafty Life

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