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April 18, 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Night Sky by Jolene Perry review

Hey guys! Welcome to Maji Bookshelf for today's Night Sky Blog Tour! I was so excited when I saw that Jolene Perry has yet another book that is out and I just HAD to get my hands on it, and let me tell you, I finished it in less than a day! not convinced? well, scroll down and read my review and I'm sure I'll change your mind then! 

Before the review, here is a bit of the 411 about Jolene! 

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Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.


She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep. Check out my review of The Next Door Boys Here

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Night Sky
Publication date: March 1st, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Boooks
Challenges: Contemporary
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Challenges: Contemporary, SARC
Source: Publisher / Blog Tour
Format: Digital Copy
Pages: 247
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 was such an emotional and heartbreaking contemporary, I fell in love from the first page, and to think that this is told from a male POV! One whose heart was just broken because his girl best friend, Sarah, who he's had a crush on for three years just got together with a guy, well, that isn't him, and to rub salt on the wound, he helped. Don't worry, the story isn't about Jameson, the male protagonist, lusting after his best friend and trying to win her somewhere, so you can exhale now. Not only does Jameson gets his heart broken on that night of the dance, it gets hit by a full on force, a girl called Sky. She is everything Sarah is not; tall, tanned, older, honest, and at the same time mysterious. 
As Jameson spends more time with Sky, he falls for Sky hard but at the same time has unresolved feelings for Sarah. I liked how Jameson's character wasn't superficial, meet a new girl, forget the old one. I also liked how he doesn't follow the usual prince syndrome many of the male characters in books do. He is sincere, isn't afraid to show his emotions, is a filial son and cares for his parents. I know how many readers are starting to get annoying with the neglecting parents, but I loved the relationship between Jameson and his mom. As for the relationship between Jameson and Sky, it was honest, personal, and raw. Sometimes when i'm reading their scenes, I feel like i'm intruding on their private moments. I loved how their relationship progressed, and Jolene Perry did an amazing job at keeping the readers hooked while at the same time not going over the top with the drama. My only small problem with the book was how everything wrapped up quickly, I wished we had more time to resolve the 'problem' and reach the happily ever after. Other than that, I only have good things to say about this book and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a realistic contemporary that would give your heart a great work out! ;) 
4.5 musical notes!

4 comments:

  1. I adored this one too! Wonderful review, Juhina :)

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  2. Great review, Juhina! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed this too. This was my first Jolene Perry book and I loved it. The male POV was great for me! :)

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  3. Thanks Juhina =)

    Everyone who likes the book wanted a longer ending, lol.

    Glad you liked!

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  4. Juhina, glad it gave your heart a good workout - love it! :)

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