Review: The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

Title: The Sky So Heavy
Author: Claire Zorn
Publisher: UQP
Genre: Young Adult, Apocalypse
Links: Book Depository | GoodReads | Amazon


For Fin, it’s just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class, and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe, Lucy. Only it’s not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated.

Why I picked it up:

I was really excited to read this one. I rated The Protected by Claire Zorn 5-stars, so I was really interested to see what The Sky So Heavy was all about.


This book had a seriously realistic feel. It wasn’t dramatic or over the top, it was just an honest account of what could happen if we descended into a nuclear winter. There was no glamour, just a cold hard reality.

Trying to save yourself and your family isn’t crazy. People will try to hold on when their world starts to tilt, they will grab onto whatever is in reach.

This novel certainly wasn’t a feel-good novel. It was rather bleak and depressing, but I have to give the author credit for writing something really gritty as opposed to glamorising the whole situation like a lot of apocalypse novels do.

I enjoyed this one. I don’t think it was as good as The Protected, but still enjoyable.

My Verdict – 3 stars

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

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