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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  310 ratings  ·  104 reviews
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.
ebook, 247 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Tribute Books (first published February 21st 2012)
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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult

Night Sky is a sweet and tender YA read. I was initially drawn to its beautiful cover and intriguing title, and was happy that the story ended up being just as enchanting. 

This book is written in the POV of a teenaged boy, which initially had me thinking hmmm...probably not for me. I figured I'd give it a shot regardless and cannot express how thrilled I am for doing so!

Jameson is a senior in high school and in love with his best friend Sarah, to whom he is too terrified to reveal his feelings.
Jolene Perry
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm just gonna do my quote thing:

They’re opposites. Sky is all tall, dark and angles. Sarah is all smooth, short and soft curves. And now I know I’m a prick because I’ve just checked them both out in less than ten seconds.
What’s ironic here is that Sky knows who Sarah is and I’ve known her for days. Sarah doesn’t know who Sky is and I’ve known her for years. How did that happen? The s’s get tangled around in my head and on my tongue. I’m in deep . . .

I know I’m the only one home, which means I’
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, ya-lit
3.5 stars.

Night Sky in a nutshell? A sweet, coming-of-age story about love which manages to be decently deep because of some serious thematics... ummm, cliché much?
Well don't worry, it's actually better than it sounds.

The unthinkable has happened: Sara got a boyfriend. Jameson has liked her for three years, they're best friends but has never found the courage to tell her. And now it's too late. Until Sky shows up. She's older, stunning, honest and might be just what Jay needs to forget Sar
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
3.5 Stars (Rounded up) - (Re-edited review)

Also reviewed at:Lady Jayne's Reading Den

I’ve been in the mood for YA reads, lately. I saw this book on the blog of Nyrae Dawn, author of What I Boy Wants which I'd read and loved, recently, and the blurb of this one sounded good and the cover is pretty and intriguing.

Night Sky by Jolene Perry is about Jameson a.k.a. Jay who has been in love with his best friend, Sarah, for 3 years, and he never told her. But Sarah has a boyfriend now and Jay meets
Night sky was very different from my usual contemporary romance reads. It’s a story which affects you much deeper. It’s not just about an annoying love triangle that a lot of books these days tend to focus on but a heartfelt touching story about a young boys struggle with a chaotic life and everything it throws at you. Jameson certainly had his fair share of problems to deal with.

Jameson has been in love with his best friend Sarah for the last three years, he’s wanted to tell her how he’s felt b
Jenny Morris
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Love, love, loved this book. Jay is my new favorite guy and I have a girl crush on Sky.

One of my favorite things about Jolene's book is they're REAL. The characters, the situations they go through, the emotions they're feeling, is REAL. And relationships. Not just the guy/girl kind. Jay and his mom are so natural with each other, yet they still have their parental things. I hope some day my sons and I can be that way with each other.

And HOT. Yes, this book gets steamy. Jolene shows a REAL boy d
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Like I’m flying through the night sky because I have no idea what the hell I’m doing, but I can’t get enough of you.”~Jameson (Jay)

Wow, Night Sky by Jolene B. Perry has stolen my heart! This book was an incredible story of love, lost, struggle, and life.

Night Sky is through the eyes of Jameson (Jay). Jameson has been in love with his best friend Sarah for years. And now that Sarah is with probably the biggest jerk in school, Jay has had enough. As he struggles to get over his broken heart he me
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-favorites
This book is oh so cute!!!!
The story is told from a young man's point of view. The author did an amazing job;done with clarity and simplicity, which makes it so much of a joy to read! I ABSOLUTELY adore this's going on my top-favorites shelve!!!!
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
First Thoughts:

There are books I go into not knowing if I’m going to like it or not but with Jolene Perry’s writing I now know I’ll always love it. The way she’s able to just pull everything together makes the reading that much more enjoyable and fun. This book definitely didn’t let me down, I loved every minute of it, the authors style of writing and the way she was able to mold these adorable (or should I say amazing) characters was perfect.


The plot was filled with plenty of complex situ
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Three and half stars: A book that takes you through the emotion of losing a love and finding a new great love.

For Jameson the night of the dance seems like the end of the world. The past three years he has spent countless hours mooning over a girl, Jenny, who considers him to be nothing more than a best friend. He is hopelessly in love with her, but has never once told her of his feelings. Tonight he watched the girl who holds his heart kiss another boy. Depressed he heads home, but decides to
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Full review can be found here.

This is a case of a book that lies outside my comfort zone. It is fairly rare that I will read books about every day teen issues nowadays (though I did enjoy them when I was a teen myself), and it would seem that this is for a reason. Last month I read a similar book and had a similar experience. In both cases I found myself faced with a book that I recognised as being a good read with a good message, but one that just didn’t really fit my own personal tastes.

I gues
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm going to preface this by saying that I very rarely read contemporary YA. After finishing Night Sky I'm asking myself why that is, because I couldn't put it down!

I loved that the story was told from Jameson's point of view, as a male PoV is always a nice change of pace. I'm actually a little in love with him - he had me laughing out loud in several spots.
Stop having imaginary conversations in your head, Jameson. Sooner or later you'll be having them out loud.
Now that they're both in view,

3.5 stars

A digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review and book tour. 

Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.

This is the second book written by Jolene B. Perry that I've read. Night Sky is an addictive read, which explains why I was hooked since the very first sentence all the way until the end of the book. I enjoyed it very much.

Night Sky is told by a male narrator, Jameson. Jameson has
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I think Jolene B. Perry is one of my new favorite authors. The fluidity of her words on paper, the reality of it I completely connected with the characters and most importantly loved the fact that this was done through the male point of view. As most books are done through the female point of view, it's nice to see every now and then that men too have feelings. I was addicted to the book the second I picked it up. I didn't want to put it down even when it was three in the morning and I had to go ...more
Cheyenne Teska
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Night Sky will take your breath away as you learn about falling in love from the point of view of Jameson, the story's main character. I absolutely adore contemporary romance, so when I first read the summary, I was hooked. First of all, my favorite thing about the book is that it's told from a male's perspective, but it doesn't feel forced or unnatural. The second and third things that sparked my interest were the facts that the boy's name is Jameson (aka, my favorite boy name ever) and Sky is ...more
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Wow, this year I get to read books that have an unpredictable story-lines and Night Sky was no exception. The book is told entirely from Jameson's point of view and man, did I like that! Jameson is a very tall, sensitive, hot guy who likes to sit in the bottom of his swimming pool to reflect, listen to 90s grunge music and think way more than he should. I was sucked into the book right from the first line. "I push my way through the masses of dancing couples, out the heavy doors of the school, a ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
After reading the first chapter of this book, I could already tell that I was going to love it.

Jameson. Sky. Yep, great characters in the making. I could tell I would love them.

I mean, cute sweet boy who is in love with his best friend of three years and never tells her. Instead puts her happiness in front of his and helps her get the guy that she wants, while it breaks his heart doing it and never lets her know?

What isn't to love about someone like that?

Fun loving girl that flies by the seat of
Melissa Haggerty
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After being on a bit of a paranormal and dystopian kick, it was so refreshing to dive into this book. This was a love story told so beautifully, and from a male point of view. I haven't read many love stories like this (or any, come to think of it). Jolene Perry did such an amazing job in this book. Looking at love through Jameson's eyes was so different and highly enjoyable.

I love the characters in this book. Jameson is, I suppose, a typical teenage boy. His struggles are things teens struggl
Cecilia Robert
Night Sky's in my list of books to read for the Multicultural Challenge hosted by KM @ . I really enjoyed reading Night Sky. It was a wonderful story, written in first POV, Jameson's, typical teen, hormones and all. Jolene did an excellent job writing in a boy's POV.

Jameson (Jay) has been in love with his best friend, Sarah, for a while now. Problem is, he's never had the courage to tell her how he feels. Then during the school dance, Sarah hooks up with Eric.
Paula Ratcliffe
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book follows high school Senior Jameson after he lost the only girl he ever loved Sarah, who in turn wanted to date Eric and Jameson helped her achieve her goal no matter how much he felt like his heart was breaking. On the way from the school dance he meets Sky, who shows him brutal honesty and how they get to know each other, and she won't be his rebound from Sarah. Meanwhile Jameson's parents marriage is falling apart Jameson (also known as Jay) finds out his father is having an affair a ...more
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was lucky enough to read this book ahead of time and it's incredible. Great boy POV book. Jameson is one of my all time favorites!
Carrie Ardoin
Jameson, or Jay as he likes to be called, is in the middle of soul-crushing heartache from losing the best friend he was in love with to another guy. When all of a sudden, the enigmatic Sky walks into his life and shakes him up. In a very short period of time, he becomes enthralled with her and her "always tell the truth" policy. But as much as he likes being with her, he also must attend to the other things in his life that are falling apart--his dad has an affair and moves out, and his mom is ...more
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I didn’t know what to expect in reading Night Sky. Reading the first few chapters was awesome and finishing the book was enjoyable as I hope it to be though be aware that the book isn’t just about a love story but also about complications and the toughness of a person through troubling times. This is a book that can sway your heart with the genuineness of both the story and characters. I immediately felt sad for Jameson, felt strongly about Sky and patted Sarah on the back for being clueless and ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Night Sky was such an emotional and heartbreaking contemporary, I fell in love from the first page, and to think that this is told from a male POV! One whose heart was just broken because his girl best friend, Sarah, who he's had a crush on for three years just got together with a guy, well, that isn't him, and to rub salt on the wound, he helped. Don't worry, the story isn't about Jameson, the male protagonist, lusting after his best friend and trying to win her somewhere, so you can exhale now ...more
Amara Luciano
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rating: Perfect Bed Partner
Source: Publisher for Blog Tour

my thoughts in a few sentences: What did I expect from Night Sky? A solid, fun, and light contemporary indulgence. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. Night Sky is a creeper. Not as in creepy but as in it creeps up on you and suddenly, you turn around and are taken by surprise when you see what's behind you. This is not a cutesy read. This is a sweet and emotional story about a young man with his heart torn in two over two girls—
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
All it takes is one person to walk into your life to make you question everything. Jolene Perry writes this touching story in POV of Jay, a senior in high school who feels like his heart has been stabbed because his friend Sarah who he has been in love with for three years has started dated a shinning star jock Eric. Returning home after this finding he meets Sky, a college girl who is as gorgous as the night sky (or the cover, which I love!). This is a coming of age book for Jay as Sky helps sh ...more
M.J. Fifield
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I meant to post this nine days ago when I actually finished the novel but that didn't happen... Anyway, here it is now...

Yes, there are a lot of italics in places that probably don’t need them, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a good book. Jameson is a great character and I thoroughly enjoyed his narrative. And while I knew how the Sarah corner of the triangle was going to resolve itself, I didn’t know that about Sky’s corner and I liked that I couldn’t see it coming. It was v
Heidi Willis
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Perry does in this book what she does best: portrays broken people who find respite in friendships that becomes love.

Like all of her books, the characters in this quickly feel like people you know, people who you root for in the midst of all their struggles. I loved Las Vegas as a setting, something I didn't expect by looking at the cover, and which played nearly as large a role as a character itself. The story was full of twists and turns, and just when I'd think I'd have it figured out, someth
Gina's Library
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
I read this book for Tribute Books.

I loved this book. It was so real, you could actually feel the emotions of the characters.

Everyone says they want honesty in our relationships. Doesn't matter what kind of relationship it is. How often though to we expect others to be honest, when we are not being totally honest ourselves?

I loved to see how all of the characters matured and dealt with hard issues maturely. Jameson has a rough senior year to say the least.

The two girls Jameson likes are as diffe
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“Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear.
Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Let’s meet in my driveway and see if we can give Jameson his first heart attack.”
“Can we swim?" Sky asks, resting her chin on my shoulder.
"Did you bring a suit?" Please say no, please say no...
Crap. "Great.”
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