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A Sky Full Of Stars

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South African Abernathy Jones has thought a lot about dying…

At 20 years old, she has no desire for a long life. In the past year, she’s become quite adept at fantasizing about how she’ll go; jumping off a building, swallowing a handful of pills, flinging herself off a bridge into oncoming traffic.

So when she finds herself on the verge of unconsciousness in the middle of a
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Published May 9th 2017 by The Odyssey Press
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Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
– Mae West”

This book deals with heavy themes of suicide and suicidal thoughts so a little pre warning is warranted.

Although this story starts off with a heaviness and a sense of despair. It quickly changes course and some light amongst the hopelessness becomes evident. I found this book utterly compelling very easy to read and I was invested into the main character early on wanting to know her fate and wishing for a good outcome. This
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

ARC generously provided by The Odyssey Press in exchange for my honest review.

I love it when I get to discover new authors and I and up really liking them! And that's exactly what happened when The Odyssey Press sent me this novel! Well done, Melissa Josias, I applaud you!

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when they said that I was going to like this book because it was a bit like Me Before You, which I really loved. I mean, what book can compare to that one, right? But I
Erin Clemence
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
Thanks to Emma Shacklock at Odyssey Press, as well as the author, for a free electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.
*TRIGGER ALERT*- this novel deals with thoughts of suicide and suicidal actions, feelings of loneliness, depression and hopelessness.
“A Sky Full of Stars” by Melissa Josias was something completely unexpected. A deep, thought-provoking, intense novel, “Stars” features our protagonist Abernathy (Abby), a young woman who leaves her life in South Afri
Dee Montoya
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
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3 Stars***

A Sky Full Of Stars is a very complex story that talks about depression. The journey of a young girl who is desperate to find purpose in life and yet she's exhausted from living. A very touching tale, that from the moment you start reading you'll be rooting for Abby to conquer the dark battle she's been fighting.

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Abby is originally from South Africa; her severe depression has made her leave everything and everyone behind and to get on a plane to Los Angeles. Abby has a plan, one that
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in the review are of my own.

This book deals with suicidal thoughts and since I haven't read a book like this, I was really excited going into this book. The publisher told me that they recommended it to me 'because you like Me Before You' so I was expecting something similar to Me Before You from this book. While I could see the similarities in these two books, this book is presented to its readers in
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ARC kindly provided by The Odyssey press.

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May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was sent a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm first going to start of by saying this book contains strong themes of suicide, depression and touches on self harm. From when I first read the synopsis of this book I was intrigued but I wasn't expecting anything special. I was pleasantly surprised that I ended up really enjoying it. The beginning is extremely depressing and could be triggering, but this tone of despair does lighten throughout. I loved the message t
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Melissa Josias is a young writer from Cape Town, South Africa. A self-proclaimed book nerd, she also loves avocados and thinks whales are cool.

When she’s not writing or devouring ridiculous amounts of books, she’s daydreaming of faraway places that look good on postcards.

Since her head is always teeming with stories, she is currently busy writing her next novel.

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