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."
What makes a book amazing? Is it the way its written or how much we can relate to the characters? Each of us would say something different on what rates high on our preference of books, but I think we would all agree on one thing… the way it makes us feel. Am I right? In honesty there’s no right or wrong answer. That’s the beauty we all share in our love of reading. There’s something for each one of us. I feel in love with the way David James writes in his debut novel, Light of the Moon, but I have to say Between the Stars and Sky tops any book I’ve read this year.
“Life is our guide. Our delusion. Life is everything. And it is nothing.”
David James has this way of making you read between the lines of what he’s saying. It’s almost a riddle that you’re dying to figure out and when you do, it’s a mind blowing, life altering addiction. The feels in this book are hauntingly beautiful. It’s an emotional journey of self-discovery of a boy becoming a man and all the events that change his life.
It’s a story of love.
It’s a story of loss.
It’s a story of not giving.
“Maybe we are all something we’re not until we find someone who knows who we are.”
I smiled. I laughed. I cried. I want to meet Jackson, hug him, and never let him go. David James has a way of touching my heart and making me hope for something. To dream for more like the love that he writes about. So I leave you with a quote from this book and a very strong GO BUY THIS BOOK NOW and let it change everything you think you know about love.
“And love, simply, cannot be defined or defied by anything or anyone: it happens when it happens, always for a reason.”
If a one word review were okay I would just tell you, Between the Stars and Sky is BEAUTIFUL ,
and to go buy it! But I want to gush about David James’ new book just a bit more than that.
This book takes you through the emotions of loss, Jackson’s dealing with it, finding who HE
is and then finding love. I was BLOWN, BLOWN away at the emotions that I felt in this book.
Yes there are books that make you cry in parts and laugh in parts, but Between the Stars and
Sky is different. David James takes you through every emotion possible! I was gutted by parts
and left with a sweet smile at the end. To me Jackson is not like any other male character you
read. He feels deeply and David writes his words so poetically that you find yourself saying, “Is
there someone out there like Jackson?”. If there was they need hug!!! I love LOVED this book.
It was so different than David James’ Light of the Moon series. It is also a very refreshing love
and loss story. I say you should go get it now. Don’t wait. Just get it and fall in LOVE with the
words David James puts to the pages of Between the Stars and Sky.
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