Wednesday, 23 April 2014

REVIEW - Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin

Title: Falling From the Sky 
Author: Nikki Godwin
Release date: February 21st 2014
Genres: YA Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N
Source: Bought ebook

All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes. 

Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes him up on it. Still, Ridge can't decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he knows is that he hasn’t felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well – for Micah.


This was a beautifully written story about moving on, finding who you are, and learning to live life to its fullest.  

I have loved everything this author has written and this book was no exception. It was such a beautiful and touching story. I loved the characters, but if I'm honest Ridge did get on my bad side a couple times. This made him come across as more real though. He wasn't perfect, but no one is. I think the author did a really great job of writing from the male perspective. I'm not a guy though so I can't really say with 100% certainty :P But it all felt very believable. And Micah I adored. He was such a sweetheart. The relationship between these two slowly built into something truly sweet and was another aspect that the author handled with realism and didn't try to fantasize. Ridge struggles with his feelings for Micah but you can see him slowly bringing down the walls he has built up. The story takes place over the course of a summer so there was no insta-love. I loved the carousel horses part of the story. It was a great way for the two boys to get to know each other and to build their friendship. The glimpses into Micah's life and his culture gave the story that bit extra dept too. It had me engaged, wanting to learn more about life on the reservation. Everything about this book was just brilliant. Nikki's writing is something that I truly adore. She describes everything in such detail and clarity that they just leap off the page. And I loved the little bit of a crossover with her sisters book that we got.

If you are looking for a sweet, moving and flawlessly written book then you need to read Falling From the Sky. I cannot recommend it enough. This book is so much more than a love story. I actually chocked up when the book was over because it left me with such a strong feeling of satisfaction. It was everything I wanted. I will never be able to look at a carousel without picturing Micah and the crazy summer journey her brought Ridge on.
I 5683 this book.

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