Imagine a world which has 405 days a year, 45 days a month, 9 days a week and 32 hours a day. Feels horrible right? Or will you enjoy living long years as above? You may have various views over this. Do comment below and let me know. But here we are talking about juan Zapata’s Sci-fi Novel ‘Golden Skies‘.

Thank you Digital Reads Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of this wonderful book in return for an honest review. Golden Skies is the first book in the series of Juan Zapata’s Sci-fi triology. Let us have a look into the blurb of the story.


As a boy, Malik watched an army of religious zealots swarm his home town, slaughtering his people and running his beloved grandfather through with a black sword.

Nine years later, Malik still believes there’s peace…somewhere.

At least that’s what he tells himself as his body is ripped apart by whips at a conversion camp. That’s what his best friend whispers as he frantically creates new force technology and jetpacks to rescue Malik.

Yet when war bursts through the skies and the sky troopers, assassins, and heroes fall, when the world comes crashing down, Malik Zzoha stands amidst the sands to lead a band of friends and revolutionaries to face his tyrannical, zealot father, determined to free the people he loves.

My Review

Well narrated piece of work by a young writer. When you read this book, the scenes will pop up infront of your eyes. Juan’s narrative is very strong and impressive. Me as an avid reader always love to read such books.

Characters are developed in such a way that the reader will literally start to hate villains and love the good hearted ones. Every character is important in this novel. They have their own roles to play. The hero is not shown as a supernatural being. The author has chosen a very practical approach while describing the protagonist, Malik. You will feel Malik’s struggles to rise up for the truth he believes in. He is nothing without his friends, relatives and well wishers.

Some torture scenes have been elaborated very intensively. I am that sort of person who skips torture scenes even in movies. I appreciate the writing skills of author to the core.

First half of the novel was very gripping. After that it was almost predictable. But that will not stop you from reading the entire book. Even though we can foresee the end, there will be always a curiousity as of how situation may take turns.

My Rating


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Author : Juan Zapata

Juan Zapata is a senior at Alabama A&M, expected to graduate in December 2018. He majors in Criminal Justice and is a member of the AAMU Honors Program. Born in Mexico, Juan came to the United States at four years old. When he is not writing, Juan likes to play For Honor and pretend he’s a knight, laughing with happiness at his victories and nearly having aneurisms when defeated.

If you wish to know more about Juan, check this Interview with Juan Zapata by Shalini.

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