Book Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry

Title: Night Sky (Official Website | Goodreads)
Author: Jolene Perry
Pages: 247
Publisher: Tribute books
ISBN: 9780983741862
Source: Publisher

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.

REVIEW

I didn’t know what to expect in reading Night Sky. Reading the first few chapters was awesome and finishing the book was enjoyable as I hope it to be though be aware that the book isn’t just about a love story but also about complications and the toughness of a person through troubling times. This is a book that can sway your heart with the genuineness of both the story and characters. I immediately felt sad for Jameson, felt strongly about Sky and patted Sarah on the back for being clueless and naive (for the lack of better descriptio).

Night Sky tells us the story of Jameson who has what I call the “best friend syndrome” a person who has the best friend status and eventually falls in love with their best friend but doesn’t express their feelings. This story is nothing new. It’s been used and written in difference angles over the years yet with Night Sky, Perry created something that doesn’t sound monotonous and over used. Sky was a definite favorite – she is strong, quirky, fun and matured in spite her age. When it comes to James, you can definitely see how swoon worthy he is (Hin: the kind of guy you should be pinning for girls) and Sarah, well Sarah is confused. Hahaha. I’ll leave it at that – it’s better that you guys read the story for you to enjoy it more. Another thing I love about Night Sky is how the story was told – it’s nice to hear a story on a guys POV for a change, gives us different perspective to a story.

There were a lot of elements in the books that I didn’t expect, in fact a vital information in the story caught me off guard and that received a thumbs up. The flow of the story was not hasten, Perry took her time and because of that everything meshed perfectly which is also a reason why this book is super awesome. Perry’s writing style is light, natural and entertaining – making it easier to connect to her characters and story. Night Sky is definitely a recommended read! Highly recommended to teens and romance buffs, readers who enjoys a quick and light read, and anybody who wants to give romance a chance. 🙂

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.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry

  1. Greyz, thanks for the insightful review of Jolene’s book. I like how you pointed out it’s not just a love story but a group of young people struggling through trying times. There really is a lot of depth to the plot. I hope everyone has a chance to check it out 🙂

  2. Pingback: Book Review: Knee Deep by Jolene Perry « The Solitary Bookworm

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