Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Blog Tour and Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry

I was lucky to get the chance to read a copy of the Night Sky by Jolene Perry thanks to Tribute Books blog tour. I'd read some interesting reviews for this book, so couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Title: Night Sky
Author: Jolene Perry
Publisher: Tribute Books
Publication date: 21st February 2012
Source: Tribute Blog tours
My rating: 3 stars

Night sky was very different from my usual contemporary romance reads.  It’s a story which affects you much deeper. It’s not just about an annoying love triangle that a lot of books these days tend to focus on but a heartfelt touching story about a young boys struggle with a chaotic life and everything it throws at you. Jameson certainly had his fair share of problems to deal with.
Jameson has been in love with his best friend Sarah for the last three years, he’s wanted to tell her how he’s felt but never got the courage to do so. But when Sarah gets together with Eric; a guy that Sarah could do so much better than, Jameson is majorly cut up about it, the worse thing is he has to deal with seeing them with their hands all over each other all the time and he has a hard time accepting that he’s missed his chance of telling Sarah how he’s felt. However out one night, Jameson randomly bumps into Sky; she’s enigmatic, drop dead gorgeous and lives on his street! The more time he spends with her, the more time he can’t stop thinking about her. But Sky doesn’t want to get too close just yet, as is Jameson completely over Sarah? Or just being with her because he missed his chance and needs someone to help him forget her?
I praise Jolene Perry for giving me a love triangle that didn’t leave me endlessly frustrated. With most love triangles these days I’m always conflicted over who the main character should end up with, but with the Night Sky I had no problem deciding. I was all for Jameson and Sky’s relationship. When he was with Sky he didn’t know what to expect and I think that’s what I liked about their relationship, everything was spur of the moment and impulsive. I felt that he never really knew Sarah, he was just in love with the idea of being with her, and not with the real person she was. As the story progresses you’re given a real insight into her character and frankly I didn’t like it at all.
If you thought that this love triangle was a headache, poor Jameson had so many other problems thrown his way, that slowly chip away at him. I really did feel for him at times.
What I liked about this book; was getting inside Jameson’s head; seeing how he was thinking and feeling. I think Jolene Perry did a fantastic job of providing a realistic perspective from a male. In the past I’ve found it hugely difficult to find a decent read from a male perspective, but with the Night Sky I found I could connect with Jameson, it was great having an insight in how he saw and analysed things. I also liked seeing his vulnerable side, which we don’t usually get much of these days.
Night Sky was a book with a lot of potential; it dealt with so many issues teens have to deal with effectively. And certainly kept me on my toes with the number of spanners it threw into the works.
A big thank you to Tribute books for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
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  1. Great review hun. I'm glad even though it wasn't a good as you hope at least it was still worth a read. Sounds interesting and I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Donna xoxo

  2. It's good to know that there still love-triangles out there that don't give headaches. Great review, Jasprit! :))

  3. Ooooo I love the "I'm in love with my best friend" plotline! I'm such a sucker for it every time, and I would 100% be rooting for Jameson as well, so I don't think the love triangle would bother me quite as much since my side would be so clearly chosen. Thanks for the review Jasprit!

  4. I reviewed this last week. I enjoyed Jameson and seeing through his eyes. And the love triangle wasn't so annoying because I never really felt like Jenny was in the picture. I wish it was better resolved with his dad. It was an interesting read. I enjoyed comparing with you!

  5. I wasn't bothered at all by the love triangle either and that may have to do with the fact it was a boy and two girls instead of a girl torn between two guys. It was a nice refreshing change! I loved the way Jolene handled the male perspective too and thought she did a pretty convincing job. I'm looking forward to reading more from her. :)

    1. I never realised that before all the love triangles do tend to be about two guys and a girl! This was definitely a refreshing change!

  6. Thanks for the review, Jasprit.

  7. You had me when you mentioned that the love triangle is not annoying, that's a winner in my books. And I love that it's a realistic male perspective too!

  8. "It’s not just about an annoying love triangle that a lot of books these days tend to focus on but a heartfelt touching story about a young boys struggle with a chaotic life and everything it throws at you." <-- J, you've got a way of hooking me onto a certain aspect of a book that I'm sure I'll love as well! :') I keep hearing so much about this book lately, and it seems like everyone is having the same feelings as you! I'm almost positive that I'll be rooting for the best friends to get together too ;)

    Beautiful honest review, J! <3

  9. So glad you ended up liking this Jasprit! I have to say I was worried that I'd be upset about his pairing with Skye. I like the best-friend who wakes up and realizes that they're in love scenario. But if you liked Skye better than Sarah then I'm totally on board. :)

  10. I've seen this book around the blogosphere and was very intrigued to read the book! Your review made me interested in reading Night Sky!

    Awesome review, Jasprit! Glad you enjoyed it! <3

  11. I love it when they can writ a love triangle that is actually great and believable! I have this book on my radar already iit sounds great!

  12. I haven't read many books told from a male perspective, but I agree the author handled it brilliantly! Plus, like Sam said it's refreshing to have to 2 girls and one guy! Great review. =)


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