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 ...more
Release date: August 12, 2014
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Autumn Doughton is a bonafide artist with words. I enjoyed this story, but most of all, I loved the writing in this book. I'm a sucker for metaphorical writing that resembles poetry and that is exactly what you find in this story. There is such a richness to Autumn's writing, I want to sink into it and never come up for air.
There is such ...more
It was so refreshing !! It was funny and romantic and awe inspiring !! The writing was phenomenal and I couldn't put it down!! Gemma & Landon were AMAZING together! I highly recommend :D ...more
I really liked this read. It was sweet and gentle, yet emotional and romantic at the same time.
Quick Recap: Gemma Sayers is suffering a break-up of epic proportions. She was dumped publicly thru a scandal featuring her hot actor boyfriend. She flees the life of LA and heads to find peace with her lifelong friend. She is immediately welcomed into a life "family" of sorts. She is also put in the vicinity of a very solemn, yet very handsome loner Landon Young. ...more
4.5 Stars GR really needs a 1/2 star option - this was more than a 4 but not quite the 5.
“I’m recovering from a broken heart.”
“I’m recovering from a broken life.”
I want to hug this book! I fell head over heels in love with the characters, their story and Autumn Doughton’s wonderful lyrical prose in This Sky. Wow! The way this author would describe a scene! I could envision every demonstrative moment, every nuance of her characters and her vividly descriptive, exquisitely poetic prose had ...more
That's all I can say because I'm so in love right now.
I'm in what you would call a honey-moon phase. That phase after you finish a wonderful book and get all these weird and warm feelings inside you. When you can't stop gushing about it and remembering every single scene from the book.
I'm really happy now. I would still be smiling if World War III broke out right now. I might even give the doughnut I'm eating right now to a stranger just because I feel so good.
The writing was just...sigh... ...more
This Sky tells the story of Gemma Sayers who's semi-famous boyfriend cheated on her, fucking a waitress in the bathroom videotaped. She's humiliated and doesn't go out for 5 days straight.
Then when her best friends lets her move in with her in San Diego she does and meets her friends, friend. She meets Landon Young, the brother of one of the friends. He use to be a pro surfer until something went wrong.
What I really loved about this book was that it was told both in Gemma and Landon's POV and al ...more
Ehhh, I feel like I've almost had the same experience with this book.
Again, the author has a stealthy poetic flow to her writing. She uses analogies that make you feel... Make you see her words. She has a true talent as a wordsmith.
And, again, she has the same problem with her story lacking that u ...more
I loved the premise of the novel and was hooked from the first page. When Gemma and Landon meet, sparks fly, and I couldn't wait to see how their story would progress. What ensued was a beautiful story about two people trying to overcome difficult circumstances. The chemistry between Gemma and ...more
I wanted you from that moment.
I wanted you, wrapped in starlight and reflections,
To be tied up with strings.
I wanted you hanging around my neck
Like a charm I could press to my heart and
Make three wishes on.
I love to read. When I'm not writing I'm reading so there's always a book close by. Sometimes I smile ...more
“But Kristin! You only have five stars.” -Haters.
Well to that I say. “Ha! … And you’re not the boss of me.”
I give this book SIX stars.
This is was the Autumn Doughton book I was least excited for, but by far my FAVORITE.
Do yourself- and the world- a favor and read this book.
This is was New Adult is supposed to be, people!!. This whole genera can’t decided if it’s erotica or terrible contemporary. But don't worry, we have a savior!! We have Autumn!! She’s real guys!!
Steamy, but n ...more
I loved this book! I didn't expect to and went into it hoping that I would at least like it. I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters, the storyline (though it's not really anything new), and the writing was beautiful. I could see it all playing out in my head while reading. I just finished it minutes ago and I wish you could see the huge smile it has left on my face. I absolutely loved it!
Landon & Gemma's story was so full of feeling. I swear every time I read one of Autumn Doughton's books, I can feel what her characters feel. It's a pretty amazing feeling to read a book like that. It's amazing to feel that love, that hurt, the need.
I loved loved loved Gemma! I typically don't care for the female in the books as m ...more
One thing perhaps that stood out to me was how This Sky had reminded me of the books I used to read when I was younger. Obviously, this is a book that I would have devoured with all my heart if I was sixteen and more aware of my sadness than anything.
Since I don't particularl ...more
"It's not about keeping safe behind fences and guardrails. It's about wading out to the edge"
I really really loved this book! It was cute, it was simple (in a good way), it was romantic, it was beautiful.
I love Autumn's writing, she has a way with words, and it gets me every single time.
The characters were great: Gemma is one of those characters you instantly like and can relate to: she's funny, she's smart and she quotes books, songs or movies all the time. Landon is incredibly nice and cute, a...more
Bubbles. Yep, the big fat kind from one of those giant holy wands!
Every kind...love bubbles that pop, bubbles that just float along, bubbles that clump together, bubbles that flat out PoP, and bubbles that reach for the sun and make you laugh because you love those damn bubbles! (Metaphor for joy, bare with me. AD inspired me...Lol)
Every word AD writes makes you float. She weaves and wraps the words around your brain. The pictures are right there in front of your face! I c ...more
The writing was brilliant and beautiful. You feel as if you are on the beach with sand under your feet and the ocean flowing over them.
Great read and totally recommend!! ...more
I'm so glad I gave it a chance. It deserved it. This book is such a great read. I loved the journey I was taken on and I really loved the characters. The writing was gorgeous. The descriptions rich and amazing. I highly, highly recommend this book!
When I’m not writing, I’m usually chasing after my two daughters, two dogs, two chinchillas, three cats and one lovely husband. You can find all of us in Florida, where it’ ...more