BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James. Lyrical and romantic, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a heart-stopping, contemporary read for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and David Levithan.
SYNOPSIS: "In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again.
But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over.
For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."
MY RATING: 5/5 emotionally crippling stars!!
Author: David James
Release date: September 30, 2014
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First off, I need to say that I am not the biggest fan of contemporary novels. I don't really like stuff that deals with real-life situations, and most of the time, I find them extremely boring.
But then BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY came along.
I loved this book. LOVED IT! It was like a fresh drink of water in the land of contemporary novels.
The prose was absolutely gorgeous! It was lyrical and, for lack of a better word, heartbreakingly beautiful, that I just couldn't stop reading. David James, you are the master of metaphors.
The relationship between Sarah and Jackson was great, the dialogue between the characters was great, and that ending though....FEELS. SO. MANY. FEELS.
In short, everything about this book was AMAZING!!! I highly recommend reading it if you have not done so already!! And scroll down to the bottom and enter the super fantastic giveaway!!!
CONTENT: Kissing, one sex scene, mostly implied; several f-bombs dropped, and hardly any violence whatsoever.
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