Chasing The Valley: Skyfire by Skye Melki Wegner

Skyfire Chasing The Valley Book Three
Written by Skye Melki - Wegner
Published July 1st 2014
400 Pages
Thank you to Random House
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What if you achieve everything you’ve dreamed of, and it turns into a nightmare?

Danika and her crew of refugees finally reach the Magnetic Valley. Will it be the safe refuge and land of freedom they had imagined? When a runaway girl is shot down before their eyes, Danika and her friends realise that this new land is no paradise. They must try to fit in at all costs, even if revealing their secrets will mean a death sentence.

The conclusion to the Chasing the Valley trilogy will reveal explosive surprises and terrifying new dangers.
Danika has endured the Alchemy Bombs that killed her family, her escape over the walls of Taladia, the kite among the stars, the fire, the railroad and the desolate landscape that still threatens to leave the crew stranded amongst the barren land. The Borderlands, the Smugglers deception and the Catacombs flooding, and now the group of refugees are on the brink of reaching the Magnetic Valley, needing now more than ever to escape the cruel tyrant King Morrigan and find freedom. The entire country seems to be a mix of blackened rock and ice, until the sky bursts into a terrifying reign of fire.

In the village of Vindurn, a proclivity determines where you reside, but those with temporal proclivities aren't welcome. Lord Farran is a messiah, a man who rarely makes an appearance and relegates himself to a workshop, high upon the Skyfire Peak. The lowly peasants scrounge for Firestones, which are traded for food. But it soon becomes apparent that the refugees are not welcome, especially for those with Proclivities that revolve around time, Daylight, Night and Dawn. But escape is futile, as each night at midnight, the earth cannot be trusted, the only safety is within the village that resides high in the treetops.

Lord Farran demands respect, his motives and authority are not to be questioned. But what is he hiding up in his mountain laboratory where he conducts experiments? Answers will be found in the death of a villager and the testament she leaves behind. But is their effort all in vain? As the conflict between the territories is brewing, is this one war that even Danika can't end?

Kelly's Thoughts

I absolutely adore the Chasing The Valley series, it's an incredible fantasy dystopian fusion series that is not only engaging, but simply magical. It follows the story of Danika, who lives confined within an oppressive reign of a tyrant, until her family is taken from her. Living life on the streets and seeing the poverty and destruction, has created a tough and passionate heroine. She has nothing to lose, and wants the freedom she so desperately deserves. Along with Lukas, Maisy, Teddy and Clementine, Danika has no choice but to forge forward, into an unknown land with nothing but an old Smugglers song to guide their way. The Magnetic Valley represents their chance to finally be free of oppression, but they are entering a world that offers no safety, especially to those from Taladia.

Skye Melki Wegner is a formidable storyteller, weaving a unique world that readers can immerse themselves in and I'm an enthusiastic advocate of her debut series. A brilliant Australian author, her words take on a unique enchantment that paint a vivid picture of the world that Danika attempts to endure. I not only fell in love with her world, but the characters that are unique and well developed. Each book in the series, Chasing The Valley, Borderlands and Skyfire are all among the best Australian young adult novels that I've read, not to mention internationally. I don't often completely and utterly fall in love with any book, not to mention an entire series, but Chasing The Valley is not only worthy, but it's simply phenomenal and I'm sad to have to say goodbye.

I can't recommend this series enough, I've even got my name on the back cover.


  1. YAYY! I am so happy to see your name there! :D

    I actually haven't heard of this series but after your review, I need to check it out.. I am worried though because if it's available only in the AU it'll be a real pity for us international folks :/

    Fantastic review, Kelly!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  2. YEAH! CONGRATS ON THE BLURB KELLY! You deserve it! <33

    This sounds like such a wonderful series though! I love the thought that went into building the world. I haven't heard of it before, but I'm with Rashika - I'm definitely going to check it out! Hopefully it's available in the US too!

    Thanks for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  3. I saw that you were quoted in my copy and was like I KNOW THAT BLOG and felt really proud for some reason haha

    I love this series! And seriously, Skyfire was such an amazing conclusion. I really hope they do publish it overseas, because it deserves a lot more attention :)

  4. Every time I see you mention this, I just want to read this even more. And like OMG YOUR ON THE BLURB AND THAT IS JUST SO DAMN AWESOME! So know I definitely have to read it. Lovely review Kelly!


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