Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review: This Sky by Autumn Doughton


Publication Date: August 9, 2014
Rating: 5 Stars


Book Blurb:

Gemma Sayers has spent the last six days rotting in a hotel room, wallowing in a noxious combination of gin, junk food and self-pity. She’s no stranger to disappointment but nothing could have prepared her for the chaos that unfolded when her celebrity boyfriend publicly humiliated her. Now the fairytale is officially over and Gemma is determined to put the past behind her and strike out to find a new dream. Just a few teeny-tiny details to work out: she’s currently broke, homeless and unemployed. Landon Young has his own worries. Surfer by day and bartender by night, he doesn’t have the interest or the time to be anyone’s happily-ever-after. Weighed down by the memory of what happened two years ago, Landon can barely keep his head above water. This Sky is the thoughtful and often funny story about broken trust, an unexpected love and the hopes we keep sewn in the linings of our pockets.


First of all, I don't normally buy books based solely on the cover, but when I saw this book at a book signing, I knew I had to make it mine. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and brilliantly colored. Definitely an eye catcher for me.

I was actually fairly surprised with the way This Sky is written: it's actually more descriptive than it is narrative. You're thinking, "This book must be awful," right? Wrong. This book was actually very interesting and beautiful in so many ways.

Gemma Sayers and Landon Young are two very lost souls who have experienced hurt, betrayal, loss; both seem adrift alone in their feelings. Until they meet one day and things begin to change in their worlds. But is a no-strings relationship what they need, or will love find a way to bring them out of their inner turmoil and bring them into the sun?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it was much different than what I normally read, and that was refreshing to me. This Sky is like poetry, only not like poetry. The words from sentences, which form paragraphs, which forms a book. But the way it read was smooth like poetry. Like a song you hear on the radio. I've never called a book beautiful before, but This Sky is a beautiful book.

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