Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Sky Is Everywhere: A Review


   
  I do not own this cover from Goodreads; I am using it for review purposes only. Click cover for link to Goodread source.
 Blurb from Goodreads (which I do not own but am using for review purposes only):

Title: The Sky Is Everywhere
Author: Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Speak/Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2010
Source: Library

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Hobby YA. Lennie is a musician, of the clarinet variety, as well as a poet extraordinaire (the book doesn't say that; I did.).

Cover: I got the green/nature-heavy cover, but I prefer the cover I've usually seen with it, the heart in the sky that is everywhere. If I hadn't seen the sky cover, I wouldn't have been as eager to read the nature version, personally. Also, I feel that the heart/sky cover is more fitting for the book than the nature.


  I do not own this cover from Goodreads; I am using it for review purposes only. Click cover for link to Goodread source.


Plot: The pacing was good. If the text ever bogged you down (so rarely did that happen, that I'm pretty much going to say it doesn't happen), you get a breath of fresh air with Lennie's poetry at the beginning of each chapter. And the poetry is good and informative-- not just pretty for pretty's sake, but the poetry actually furthers the plot, i.e. gives back-story and such.

The Romantic Element: AWESOME POSSUM ALERT! There's a love triangle, but done SO well. It doesn't seem forced; because it was too busy seeming awesome. AWESOME. <3

Overall: Get. This. Book. I really dug it. You know when you read a book that's done so well it seems like it's its own reality? This book achieves that. Maybe that was a confusing way to say it…What I'm trying to say is that the characters are super authentic; the grief is really real; the romance is kicking in full gear; and it's literary enough to give you a satisfied feeling. High marks all around. I mean, I had heard it was good, so obviously I was distrusting, but it has been confirmed, people. It has been confirmed. :)

Did you read it? If so, what'd you think? If you didn't, do ya' want to? I HEARTED it. :)


Now to leave you with a song to write by, "5 o'clock" by T-pain feat. Lily Allen and Wiz Khalifa. How in love am I with her voice? The answer is very to undenyingly.




Happy reading and writing, y'all! And of course, I'll be sure to keep the reviews coming, and I'll update on my WIPs as the updates come! (That includes whenever I make those Glittering Ashes covers!)



I did not receive any compensation in exchange for this review; however, I do have an affiliate link in this post.

24 comments:

  1. I don't read a lot of YA, but Vickie Motter made this book sound so good, so I checked it out. But I didn't get very far--it seemed too contrived and obvious to me. Maybe if I had gotten deeper into the story I would have appreciated it more, but it wasn't my cup of tea.

    Glad you liked it, though. ;)

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  2. Kelley, we very similar taste in books. Seriously. Your reviews are freaking awesome because every book you read I've read or I want to read. You're awesome, girl. Keep the reviews comin'!

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  3. I read the back cover and first few pages of this book but I just couldn't really get into it! My sister read it and thought it was alright. I guess this isn't the type of book I would pick out anyway.

    It's good you liked it though!

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  4. E.R. King: AWWW TY TY TY :) And I will

    CN and Jess: You know, I actually picked this up, read a few, and put it down, but I came across it again and decided to give it a shot after I heard it was good. I'm glad I did. It's really well-written I'd say, even if the context is heavy.

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  5. I can tell you liked this one very much.

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  6. I totally adore both covers, very energetic and uplifting, and the title of the book just makes you wanna fall in love with it immediately :)

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  7. Cool reviews! Thanks for enlightening me:)

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  8. You should definitely get it- it's so cool!

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  9. I've heard all good things about this book! I haven't read it yet, though. It's been on my to-read list for awhile, but I keep adding books to read, LoL. So I should probably move this book to the top!

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  10. I love the title, I love that first cover and I love the blurb. Yes, I guess I'll be adding this to the tbr list :-)

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  11. I've seen this book around, but I haven't read it yet. I'll have to put it on my list now.

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  12. Sounds like a good book. I like the heart cover better, too.

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  13. Sounds like a great book. I love romance and always a pleasure when the underdog come up on top. Have a great day! :)

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  14. I've seen thsi one floating around, but after reading that will definitely have to add it the TBR list now.

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  15. Not sold, but that's more down to the subject matter as opposed to your review which was solid indeed.

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  16. I've been meaning to read this -- I've really just started reading YA contemp recently. I think I'll bump it up the queue -- thanks for the review!

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  17. God review! Thanks for posting!

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  21. I agree, the first cover makes much more sense. Maybe if they put roses or a treetop. But how they redid it doesn't go with the book.

    It was really well done. I had just about every range of emotion reading it - even disgust. And it was a very unique triangle. Some people judge the book harshly because of it. It makes perfect sense, even if it isn't something I would do.

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  22. Wow, after reading your review, I think I'm going to bump this up on my list. Sounds like my kind of book. Yay!!

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  23. On this review I really feel that I have to just sum it up by saying: READ IT! I know I usually write and write and write, but I can’t find the vocabulary to express my thoughts on this one.You know when you just love something so much you can’t put it into words, that’s is so just exactly how I feel about The Sky is Everywhere. This book IS a feeling! I mean, try describing a feeling ... It’s hard right!

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