Night Sky by Jolene Perry
Genre: YA Romance
Published: February 21, 2012 by Tribute Books
Stand Alone or Series: It’s a loner.
Source: I received a copy in e-book format from the author.
Where can you get it? These books are available in paperback or e-book. Try Smashwords or Amazon.
What’s it About?
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.
What made me want to read it: Who doesn’t love a book about unrequited love?
What I thought…
I thought it was really good! I absolutely loved the main character Jay. It’s not often you get a male protagonist in young adult literature, I’m always interested in reading books where there is a strong male voice. Jay is authentic, it’s like I was inside the head of a teen.
Jay has two love interests, but there never really is much of a love triangle. I was seriously worried about Sky there for a while, I didn’t like her right away. I think this seemed for an overprotective feeling for the MC. I think she make my “Mama Bear” come out a bit in the begining-I’m sure it has everything to do with my mothering two boys of my own. This book does deal with some serious issues like, abuse, rape, and divorce. It’s not a dark novel by any means, these issues were handled well, and in a way that wasn’t graphic or that could make a person uncomfortable.
It takes place in Las Vegas and since I used to live there it was cool reading about streets and places I’d visited. This is a great story, I’m sure you’ll enjoy too!
I received this novel as part of the Night Sky blog hop. Please visit the other blogs on the tour.