I have been given the great pleasure of participating in the Night Sky Blog Tour! I am very excited to be a part of this tour. I was able to read the book and I get to share my review with you!
Title: Night Sky
Author: Jolene B. Perry
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Tribute Books
Release Date: March 1, 2012
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 becomes way more than a distraction. Jameson is 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 distracted from the disaster of his senior year (Summary courtesy of Goodreads).
I love a good love story, but who doesn’t? But it really needs to be a good love story, one I can really believe and get into. Night Sky is one of those stories. I absolutely loved it!
Night Sky is a wonderful lesson in the benefits of being honest, wrapped in a clever, enticing love story. Without being preachy, Perry lets her readers know that without true honesty in a relationship, it will fail. I really liked how a message seemed to sneak its way into what is also a very good story.
Above all else, Night Sky is a wonderful love story. It is poignantly told from the point of view of Jameson. It was a refreshing change to have a male point of view. I just fell in love with Jameson; he is vulnerable, tender and sweet. But at the same time, he is a young man who is hurting, and he expresses that hurt and pain in a way boys generally do—getting angry, yelling and even sometimes punching things. Sky is funny, smart and she seems to not take any crap from anybody. Their growing relationship is a delight to read. Their struggle to remain honest with each other is very realistic and thought-provoking. Imagine starting a relationship under no pretenses or with any false ideas about the other person. That is what Jameson and Sky are trying to do. And we as readers get to watch and learn.
I wish that we had been able to learn a little bit more about Sky and her background, particularly because it becomes very important to the story. Also, fleshing out Jameson’s parents would have just added to the story. Their relationship is an integral part of the plot and I would have liked to learn a bit more about them. Other than these couple of things, I didn’t have any complaints about this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed Night Sky. It is well-written, has an excellent plot and wonderful characterization. You feel for these characters, you cry with them and you long to comfort them. I never felt like I was reading a book, I felt like I was experiencing something almost indescribable. I wanted to spend every minute possible with Jameson and Sky and I was terribly sad when my time with them ended. That is what a good book should do—pull you in, hold on and take you along for the ride. Thank you Jolene Perry for giving me that kind of book!