A boy, a girl, a BIG OLD mess, and another girl…
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.
This book will always hold a special place in my heart – it was my first YA contemporary. I’d just read Freefall by Mindi Scott and wanted to write a guy POV. Growing up amidst a brother, a lot of guy friends, and almost all guy cousins, I had a blast writing Jameson.
The idea for the jumping off point of Night Sky came from Pretty in Pink. Not my favorite eighties flick, but I always wanted to know what happened to the best friend who didn’t get the girl. And that’s when I got Jameson – a guy desperate to do the right thing with a broken heart and wishing he knew what the right thing was. I love his flaws. I love his smile, his love of water, and his bald head.
Praise for Night Sky from Savannah with Books With Bite –
One thing this author does is that she never ceases to amaze me with the way she can capture the meaning of a relationship. Her characters always are deeper than what they seem on the surface. If anything, her storyline always captures me right away.
What I loved most about this book is the way the characters grew so much within the story. I loved the way the author made the feelings of the characters so easy to feel. Each description of who they are stripped down the character bare to their raw feelings. It is amazing.
The love interest in the story really takes on a whole new twist in relationships. I love that it begins with heartache and then spawns into a deep meaningful relationship. Each chapter the characters fall more in love with each other. Now just the idea of being in love with each other, but really in love. For me, this was a great turning point in the story.
There are many twists in the story that keeps you guessing to a groundbreaking ending. I was sure I knew how it would end and then the author changed it on me. Ms. Perry created much tension as the reader nears the end of the story I was not expecting that twist, but I can sure feel it coming.
Night Sky is an remarkable and genuinely captivating story. Clever and surprising, this is not your typical YA contemp. With strong characters and a great plot line, Night Sky is a rare gem.