Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Night Sky by Jolene B. Perry

Title: Night Sky
Author: Jolene B. Perry
Publisher: Tribute Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Category:  Contemporary Romance
Release date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 247 (ebook)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Publisher
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Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.

 After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

 As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.

 But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

Night Sky will take your breath away as you learn about falling in love from the point of view of Jameson, the story's main character.  I absolutely adore contemporary romance, so when I first read the summary, I was hooked.  First of all, my favorite thing about the book is that it's told from a male's perspective, but it doesn't feel forced or unnatural.  The second and third things that sparked my interest were the facts that the boy's name is Jameson (aka, my favorite boy name ever) and Sky is Native American (which I've been loving a lot of lately).  Though the plot appealed to me from the very beginning, the story is what kept me reading.

Jameson loves Sarah, his best friend, but he's stood around for 3 years without working up enough courage to tell her.  When she gets the boy of her dreams, Jameson's lost all hope until he meets Sky.  Sky couldn't be any more different that Sarah, but that's what draws Jameson to her.  She's confident, intelligent, and honest when it comes to speaking her mind.  Because of this, Jameson falls for Sky fast, but she tells him to sort out his feelings for Sarah before they get involved, which made me like her character even more.

Things are still incredibly difficult for Jameson at school, especially since he's now lost his best friend to the world of dating.  His parents are fighting more often and it seems that what little happiness he has spending time with Sky is the only thing keeping him sane.  Though the feelings between Jameson and Sarah are still left unresolved, things begin to heat up between him and Sky.  Their blossoming relationship was perfect from the start and many of the scenes between them made my heart beat faster.

When Sky chooses not to mention a large part of her past to Jameson, things get rocky, confusing and dramatic, making you want to read the rest in one sitting just to find out what happens.  Perry did a great job with the characters and the describing emotions of each scene.  Even her style of writing made the book into something I'd want to read more than once.  Overall, Night Sky is an entertaining read filled with trust, honesty, and most importantly, learning how to love.

1 comment:

  1. Cheyenne, I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book, and saying that you'd read it more than once means a lot - thanks!