Sunday, 8 July 2012

Book Review - Night Sky

Title: Night Sky
Author: Jolene Perry
Publisher: Tribute Books
Release Date: 21 Feb 2012
ISBN: 1477436820

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. 

My Review
I was part of the blog tour for this but I didn't get the book in time to read, so I added to my list, and I've finally got round to it. 
Jameson is in love with his best friend, but she's now got herself a boyfriend. He's devastated until he meets Sky, the girl who is now living opposite him, she is exotic, mysterious and sweet, Just what he needs. He is star of the swim team and spends most of his time either in the pool at school or his pool at home, his parents both work in a casino and so are night owls. But then his parents split up and secrets with Sky come out. Jameson has to try to decide what he really wants and make it through the rest of senior year.

This isn't my usual sort of pick, but a combination of the beautiful cover and some sort of pull got me hooked in. It's only 247 pages and a really quick read. Once you start it's hard to stop.
I like Jameson, he's sensitive, sometimes immature, caring and thoughtful. He really tries to look after his mum when his dad splits, and he does his best to protect Sky and even Sarah. It's unusual to find a book like this written from the boys point of view, but I really liked it, it gave it a fresh feel and style. 
Sarah is a bit of a flake. Google eyed over a boy for so long she can't see what's right in front of her or what her new boyfriend is really like. Typical love sick teenager who doesn't realise what she's missing until too late.
Sky is great, so mysterious and sparky. She really brings Jameson out of his shell and makes each page fresh. But things get complicated with her and I found her dishonesty hypocritical as that's all she asks from Jameson, but everything becomes clear, and I did actually like her. 

The plot is fast paced and there is always something happening to grab you in, but it's not too much to throw you like some books do. I actually really enjoyed this book and glad I read it.

My Rating

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