Saturday, May 19, 2012

BLOG TOUR : Jolene Perry

Today I am happy to be a part of the Night Sky Virtual Book Tour! 


I will have a REVIEW on the book at the end of this post, but first, let's get to know the Author!

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.

Title: Night Sky
Author: Jolene Perry
Date Published: 3/1/12

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.

My Rating:

My Review:
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely LOVE The cover of this book. Another thing I loved without reading it, was the name. The name is even better after reading the book and finding out what it means.

I love the themes of unrequited love and finding out the difference between fascination and longing and true love. 

Told from the perspective of Jay, which is a refreshing change from all of the young adult books told from the girls POV, this story focuses on a 18 year old guy who has been secretly in love with his best friend for years. Never having the courage to tell her his feelings, he goes along with a plan to help her secure the boyfriend she always wanted.

Through most of this story Jay is simply lost. He feels that his world is falling apart around him. Enter Sky, a seemingly wild college freshman who turns Jay's world upside down.

The relationship between Sky and Jay develops so perfectly. Everything seemed to flow so effortlessly.

I can not say enough good things about this book. I love all of the issues that it touches on. Some I will not name, because it will give away part of the story. There are some definite twists and revelations that Jay must come to terms with in this novel.

A Superb Young Adult Novel!



Jolene Perry said...

Thanks for dropping me a line!!!
I really appreciate you taking the time to review my book, and am SO glad you liked :-D
Jameson was a LOT of fun to write.

I'm totally floored by your goodreads reading challenge. I try to do 100...

Tribute Books said...

Cami, thanks for the review!

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