Friday, May 25, 2012

Book Review of Night Sky

Night Sky

by Jolene Perry

Publisher: Tribute Books

Released: March 1, 2012

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
eBook; 247 pages

ISBN: 9780983741862
ISBN: 9781466052338

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Night Sky Summary
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.


Jameson is best friends with Sarah, who he has secretly loved for the past three years.  His heart is crushed when Sarah starts dating someone else.  Then Jameson meets Sky.  She is a college student, somewhat mysterious, and expects total honesty from Jameson.  She is the total opposite of Sarah. 

When things in Jameson's life start falling apart, like his parents separating, Sky is the one who is there for him.  But what happens when Sky doesn’t seem to be completely honest with Jameson, after she expects total honesty from him?  What secrets is she keeping from him?

Jameson is a well written character.  I like how his mom is not an absent parent and that the two of them have a good parent/teen relationship.   Jameson is sensitive, but not wimpy.  When things get bad in his life, you feel his pain.  Anyone whose parents have separated or divorced, or have had to deal with heartache will be able to relate to what Jameson goes through. 

Something that did get a little old for me was that Jameson’s thoughts were quite often on Sky’s body and wanting to be intimate with her.  Although I’m sure that a lot of young guys have these same thoughts, I just didn’t feel that I needed to read about it in almost every chapter.  Another thing I would have liked was to learn more background on Sky’s heritage and the Alaskan clan she came from.

I think the cover for Night Sky is beautiful.  I found it very refreshing that this story was told from the male teen's point of view.  Kudos to the author for giving us this unique perspective.

Author's Bio
Jolene Perry 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.

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Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the cover.

Great review, Susanne. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice cover. And she plays the guitar? Very cool!

Laura Marcella said...

It's refreshing to read a YA novel from the boy's POV. It's something different from all the other ones out there, which is fantastic. Good review! I like the beautiful cover, too.

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

Susanne: Thanks for the review. Will have to chaeck it out.

Tribute Books said...

Susanne, thanks for the review :)

Arlee Bird said...

I agree that the cover is very nice. I like the idea of the story pov being from the male perspective--I could identify with that more.

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Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Very informative review. The book sounds good. The cover is an eye-catcher.

Jemi Fraser said...

It IS a beautiful cover and the blurb sounds very intriguing too. Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Awesome cover. The books sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Ellis said...

The book has a really nice cover. It sounds like an interesting story.

LTM said...

Yay for Jolene! This does look and sound like an awesome book. It's on my TBR list~ :o) <3

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Very nice review.i like to read stories from the male pov too. The cover is gorgeous.

Susanne Drazic said...

alexia has left a new comment on your post "Book Review of Night Sky":

Sounds like a cool book! I like books about Native American heritage. Thanks for the review.

Sorry Alexia, I got your comment in my email, but it's not showing up here. Probably something on my end. I went ahead and copied your comment from the email. Thanks for stopping by.

Lynda R Young said...

I do like that cover. Thanks for the thoughtful review. It sounds like an interesting read.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I agree, that is a great cover. It sounds like a super book. Congratulations, Jolene.


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