Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry

From the Back Cover:

"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 Thoughts:

If you're looking for action and adventure, or paranormal activity or a dark story, you won't find it here. What you will find is a realistic tale about a compelling young man's senior year in high school, what happens when his best friend breaks his heart, and how a new friend helps him heal it. Jameson's been in love with his best friend Sarah for years, but has never told her, content to simply enjoy their inseparable friendship. That is until she sets her sights on another guy. When Jameson leaves a school dance in a tailspin, reeling from seeing Sarah in another guy's arms, he can't imagine ever loving another girl. But on the way home he meets Sky, tall, dark, and gorgeous, the new girl in the neighborhood with mile-long legs, a stunning smile, and a mysterious past, and Jameson will never be the same.

As Jameson and Sky get to know each other, his eyes are opened to a whole new level of honesty and understanding and caring. Jameson's parents are having problems and it helps to have someone to talk to. Sky challenges him, she surprises him, she amazes him . . . but when he finds out Sky's been hiding a major secret while demanding honesty from him, Jameson is shocked. He feels betrayed, he's hurting, he doesn't know if he can handle what's been revealed, and he questions whether he ever meant anything to her at all. And of course it's about this time that Sarah realizes she made a mistake in letting Jameson go. With Jameson torn between two girls, trying to navigate the divide between his parents, aiming for the state championship in swimming, and stressing over his college choices, the last few weeks before graduation are going to be a bumpy ride.

I liked Night Sky and I thought it was very well written, though it was a little on the light side for me, with not much at stake aside from the "will they or won't they" question. I also thought Sky was rather contradictory and I had a hard time getting a good grasp on her character. What bumped this book up from being a decent read to being a good read for me, was Jameson. What a fantastic hero for young women to fall for: student body vice president, captain of the swim team, respectful son, sensitive friend, romantic boyfriend--he's got the whole package. I loved being inside a teenage boy's mind as he tried to navigate the pitfalls of relationships with girls. I just had to laugh at some of his questions and thoughts and insecurities as he tried to figure out what went on in the minds of females. And my heart ached for him as he dealt with the fallout of his parents' issues and struggled just to hold it all together until graduation. If you read young adult, add Night Sky to your list of feel-good novels with role model-worthy male protagonists, and keep an eye out for more from Jolene Perry.

My Rating:  4 Stars out of 5

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  2. Jenny, thanks for the fantastic review! Always glad to add a new member to Team Jameson :)


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