I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Strikeforce by Nick James
Series: Skyship Academy #3
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Two brothers battle for one planet's fate
Earth is under attack by the alien Authority. Cassius Stevenson and his brother Jesse Fisher, descendants of the planet Haven’s resistance forces, are the catalyst and key to marshaling Earth's remaining resources and warding off the invasion.
But the Authority has only begun to fight. Their terrible new weapon sends Earth's defenders—Skyship soldiers, the Surface government, and an army of Drifters—into turmoil. Alliances shift, traitors are revealed, and soon Earth's last chance at salvation lies in the hands of one brother who must make the ultimate sacrifice.
In the third and last installment of Skyship Academy, Matigo and the Authority have arrived on Earth to destroy all humans and take the planet for theirselves.
This book hits the ground running and is non-stop action the entire time. There aren’t a lot of slow moments and not as much character development and drama this time around. The novel is solely focused on the plot and action as it works to resolve the war and resolve all the lingering threads. It is a race against time as Fisher and Cassius continue to discover their abilities and destiny, and fight to gather their forces before Matigo does. If you look at all three books together, they were basically building up to this book and this is the payoff, when everything comes to fruition.
Overall, it was a quick and fun read, and we get to continue following all these characters we got to know from the first book. And in the end, it comes back full circle. Unlike some other trilogies I have read, I have no qualms about how this series ends, and I think the third book is a solid bookend to the series. If you’ve read the first two, then you owe it to yourself to get this book and see how it all ends.