|Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia|
pub 5/10/16 by Katherine Tegen Books
YA - Contemporary
Received ARC via Edelweiss
But I think that's what draws them together. They're not like everyone else just looking for a good time. For an entire night, we get to follow them as they eat beignets, dance, listen to music, share secrets and let themselves go. It was fun, honest, steamy (!) and intense. I loved every minute of it. (Well, not the annoying team leader parts.) The author's descriptions not only made me wish I could get on the next plane to New Orleans, but she also got me invested in Julie and Miles. What we were they running away from? And was whatever was going on right now going to last past this single night? (My vote was obviously yes, it should definitely last.)
(Super minor) reservationsMy only reservations was that while I was happy with the ending overall, it did end a tad abruptly. Julie and Miles' night takes a turn when an hurricane unexpectedly hits New Orleans. It added tension and a real glimpse into the devastation that can incur. But I do think the morning after all did feel a bit jumbled. And I understand that's probably true to life however, I think I wanted a more impactful closing scene for these two.
Do I recommend?Yes! It was a great, quick read and I wouldn't mind if the author decided to revisit these characters again in the future. (Hint hint!)
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