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Lucy In The Sky

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  3,867 ratings  ·  256 reviews
Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone - not from her boyfriend James, as she fondly hopes, but from a woman claiming to have slept with him four times in the past month. Trapped on the plane, she questions everything about her relationship with James. She finally calls him and he reassures her: it was only his mates playing ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 4th 2008 by Krüger (first published April 16th 2007)
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Claudia
Oh, this was... not good. Maybe after my Sophie Kinsella-athon I expected too much out of some more chick-lit. And evidently this particular chick-lit did not come even close. The premise of this made me happy because, as an Aussie, I love Aussie boys and Aussie places and because I love silly romances and clever chick-lit, I thought I was onto something.
Sadly, I was not.
Firstly, 'smart' chick-lit. Lucy, our dear protag, was anything but. She swung back and forth between James (fiance) and Nat
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Leah
Lucy In The Sky is Paige Toon’s debut novel. It’s the story of Lucy who goes back to her native Australia for her best friends’, Molly and Sam, wedding. Just before her flight takes off, she gets a text message from her boyfriend James and her whole world comes crashing down…

Lucy In The Sky is one of my favourite books, along with Paige’s other novel Johnny Be Good (and others), and is a very impressive debut novel. The writing style is told in first-person so we hear all of Lucy’s thoughts abou
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Annie
Agony. Heartbreak. Gut-feelings. Indecision.

Such is life that we constantly face cross-roads. One choice may change everything. So, the story starts out with Lucy returning home to Australia from England. She meets Nathan, a younger brother of one of her best friends, and falls hopelessly in love with him. When she must go back to England, she faces the prospect of being James' long-term, live-in girlfriend. As 7 months pass by, Lucy comes to the realization that she has deeper feelings for Nat
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Steffi
Lucy in the Sky- mal wieder eine empfehlung von der lieben BuchlingJanine ( bekannt auf YT) . Eigentlich lese ich nicht so gerne "Liebesgeschichten", aber hier habe ich sehr gerne eine Ausnahme gemacht.

Zum Inhalt:

Lucy sitzt gerade in einem Flügzeug von London nach Australien, als sie eine SMS von ihrem Freund James bekommt. In der steht:
»Hi Lucy! Habe gerade mit James in deinem Bett geschlafen. Dachte, du solltest das wissen. 4mal diesen Monat. Hübsche Bettwäsche! XXX «

Natürlich muss Lucy nun er
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
This is the third time I have read this book. It's my favourite book ever and Paige Toon is my favourite chic-lit author. The first couple of times I read this I didn't write reviews and with it being my favourite book I thought I would re-read it and so now I'm writing the review for it.

I love this book, I love everything about this book and it's a book I can re-read over and over again and never get bored because it's such an amazing love story. It was one of the first books I read and it's th
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Amanda
Lucy is about to set off on a flight to Australia for the wedding of her two closest friends when she receives a text message that sets into motion a series of events culminating in a soul search as to whether she really wants to stay with her boyfriend James or whether Nathan, gorgeous Australian surfer, is the one for her.

What a premise! I loved the idea that Lucy read this message and ended up stewing for the whole course of the flight out to Australia, because she was unable to use her phone
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Anica
I dunno how that happened but this book went down the drain. Like really. It started so good and I had a good feeling that I finally picked up a funny, charming and wonderful book. But in the end, I did get a boring, stupid and blahblahblah book. WTF?!

Usually I am all for the romance thing like a girl torn between 2 guys and stuff like that but here? I really couldn't take it much longer. As I said the beginning was fun, interesting and looked promising with Lucy receiving a sms from an anonymou
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Zemira Warner
Erm...WTH was with this book? It started out good. But then Lucy started to bitch about not trusting her boyfriend. Just dump his ass. I think it's a pretty stupid to move in with your boyfriend after dating only a couple of days/weeks. I am not even sure if people do that sort of thing in real life. However I did like Nathan. His relationship with Lucy wasn't moving too fast. They got to know each other and were friends for a long time.
Leila
Every girl can find a piece of her (or find herself completely) in this book. Amazing :)
Sunnie Roglic
I may be a bit young to read this book, since Lucy is 25 and the whole book is in her perspective. But I thought it was a bit too much. I mean come on woman! Be at least a little independent! 'Oh I can't choose between two men I don't know what to do my life is over!' So over dramatic in my opinion.
There was really no character development throughout this entire book and it was pretty boring all the way through.
I mean, she was SO stupid! Like can you not see that you are pretty successful and
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Emma
The bright, glittery cover is what first attracted me to this book. I was looking for a lighthearted, girly read and 'Lucy in the Sky' certainly provided me with that. The story follows Lucy, a woman in her mid 20's who is currently based in London with her city lawyer boyfriend James. She returns to Sydney, her childhood home, to attend the wedding of her childhood friends, Sam and Molly. Things become more complicated when she re-encounters Sam's laid-back surfer brother Nathan, for the first ...more
RLA
I was expecting a lot more from this book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it but it was also quite frustrating. The blurb of this book made me think that the majority of the book would take place whilst the heroine was on the flight and her having to deal with all her conflicting emotions while stuck there. But instead this takes up no more than 10-20 pages, and the rest of the book jumps about. A lot.

The pacing of this book is a little odd, and the author's style doesn't quite appeal to me. It w
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Mary
What do you think about cheating on your cheater boyfriend?

Deep down, Lucy knew she has never could trust James, her gorgeous boyfriend for almost 4 years and had settled in a nice flat together.
There is no single evedence for his acts, only some suspicious thoughts she let them go occasionally. But when she went to Australia alone on a big messy doubt, she met Nathan, a jobless surfer, 2 years younger, a total opposites from her established lawyer boyfriend, and the only person she could open u
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Cindy
I was looking forward to read the second book from this writer. I did read it with joy, but I think it had a little less quality than the other book I read from her. Maybe it is because she wrote this book earlier? I thought this book was a little bit slower, also it was more predictable what was going to happen.

Lucy had to put off her phone for the flight to Australia when she gets a text which keeps her mind busy the whole flight. Her boyfriend denies it when she calls him and tells her it was
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Chloe
A really enjoyable read. I seem to be reading a lot of Aussie books lately and loving it! Although, most of the book is set in England, the main character visits her homeland Australia at the start of the book for her best friend's wedding. Perhaps you could say this story is typical chick-lit style, OK, maybe predicable in parts ... even frustrating (would Lucy just hurry up and chose between the two guys!!), but who cares about that when the housework gets forgotten and I'm glued to the book : ...more
Catriona
I started this this morning at 10am and by 2:30pm I was finished.
This isn't the first time I've read a Paige Toon book in one sitting.
It was phenomenal and I completely fell in love with Nathan.
I find that Paige Toon is really good at doing that. She's very good at making you fall in love with the characters. I was rooting for Lucy and Nathan from the second we were introduced to him.

I cannot wait to get my hands on another book by this brilliant author.
Ivana
My only excuse for reading this book is that I was lying in the hospital and this was all that was at my hand....Wait! I take that back, there is no excuse for reading this book, not even being hospitalized and bored.

I might have guessed that I won't like it (chic-lit has never been my cup of tea) but the fact is that I hate it. It is predictable, boring, xenophobic, full of stereotypes and as for Lucy--- is it possible to be more annoying?
Aurora  Fitzrovia
Ich schwanke noch, evtl. auch 3.5

Hach, irgendwie weiß ich noch nicht so recht, wie es mir gefallen hat. Es war definitiv nicht schlecht, aber Begeisterung sieht anders aus. Mag vielleicht auch daran liegen, dass ich das "Problem" nicht so recht verstehe. Ich hätte mit James nicht mal ein Jahr durchgehalten, was ein furchtbarer Kerl (!!), das machen die vielen schönen Geschenke dann auch nicht mehr wett *augenroll*
Megan Jones
'Lucy In The Sky' is yet another fantastic read from Toon. The plot focuses on Lucy who goes back to Australia for her best friend's wedding, on the flight cracks start to show in her long-term relationship and once there she falls for the groom's younger brother. The plot is very fast moving and interesting and as a result I read this in two days. For me the books that Toon sets or partially sets in Australia are the best as she writes the scenery and lifestyle so well and it feels like you are ...more
Julia
Let's say 1,5 stars. I'd rather give one but that rating is reserved for the books that are too horrible to even finish. This is close, though.
Lucy is really one of the most unlikeable characters I came across in a long time. And I read Game Of Thrones not long ago!
Carmen
It's the third book by Paige Toon I've read, and I have to say, they pretty much resemble the same. It seems like she is just putting some nice twists here and there but basically sticking to the same story. There is a guy and a girl and another guy. And somehow there seems to always be the distance between the UK and Australia.
But somehow she still made me choose a guy and hope, if she is actually choosing him. Especially since there was not that many chapters left. - The "good guy" just seems
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Raphaela
Ich bin mir zwar absolut nicht sicher, ob James jetzt ein Lügner ist oder nicht, aber das Buch war wirklich gut. Teilweise etwas langatmig und natürlich zu durchschauen, aber trotzdem spannend.
Shannah
Everyone should read this! (May be a little biased... I went to school with the author ;) )
Laura
I'm new to Paige's books so I thought I'd start at the beginning. I really liked Lucy. Australia isn't somewhere I've spent any time or particularly considered wanting to but Paige's descriptions really sold the country to me. I loved Lucy's friends in Oz Sam and Molly and I grew to like her friends in London. The ending came far too soon but as I understand minor characters from Paige's books appear in the next book so I'm looking forward to getting a little update on Lucy and her family in Joh ...more
Julia Postma
A friend of mine lent me this book like five years ago. She told me it was an 'okay' book, so I didn't expect a lot of it. But then when I read it, I couldn't put it down. It was a little predictable, but I didn't care. After given the book back to my friend, I went to the bookstore and bought it myself. This is definitely my favorite book for five years straight now. This is the only book I read from Paige Toon, but when I find the time I will definitly read all her other books. So yeah, LOVE L ...more
Rhin
**Review originally posted on my blog**

I seldom pay too much attention to book descriptions printed at the back cover of books (in some cases, the jacket cover if it’s in hardcover). But here, I find myself at awe with this book’s premise. The plot description doesn’t reveal too many details that would give away the whole content or plotline of the story. It provides a right amount of intrigue and mystery which would push readers to pick up the book and read it. And as I begin reading, I realize
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Shawna
So I'm not saying this book was bad, but it just wasn't for me. The premise sounded decent, and with a solid rating on Goodreads I went into it with semi-high hopes I suppose. And her reaction to the dang text message should have been my first sign this wasn't for me.

I had expected the flight to take up at least a good portion of the book, but it was all over by the end of the prologue. (view spoiler)
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Kim
I have to say I'm very, very thankful I had a weekend without stress or any responsibilities for school. I still would have read 'Lucy in the Sky' as quickly as I did now, but I wouldn't have done any schoolwork!

This is my second Paige Toon novel, the first one was 'Chasing Daisy'. While I really liked reading Chasing Daisy, I didn't LOVE it because I didn't really like the main character, Daisy. I didn't have the same problem with Lucy. I really liked Lucy and I could empathize with her. She's
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Kevin I Heart.. Chick Lit
Rating : Sky written 5/5!

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone - not from her boyfriend James, as she fondly hopes, but from a woman claiming to have slept with him four times in the past month. Trapped on the plane, she questions everything about her relationship with James. She finally calls him and he reassures her: it was only his mates playing a silly joke.
James is a lawyer, persuasive and gorgeous and Lucy adores him. So why, at the wedding
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Lainy
Blurb From Goodreads

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone from a woman claiming to have slept with her boyfriend, James, four times in the past month. Trapped above the Pacific, she questions everything about their relationship, but when she finally calls him, James reassures her that it was only his friend playing a joke. James is gorgeous and successful and Lucy adores him, yet at her best friend Molly’s wedding in Sydney, she finds herself hav
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I was born in 1975 and my dad’s career as a racing driver meant that I grew up between Australia, England and America. I worked at heat magazine for eight years as Reviews Editor, but left to have a baby. I’m now a full-time author and freelance journalist. I live in North London with my husband Greg, son Indy and daughter Idha.
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