Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Katherine Teagan Books, May 2016
All she needs is one night to be anyone she wants.
Julie is desperate for a change. So she heads to New Orleans with her youth group to rebuild houses and pretend her life isn’t a total mess. But between her super-clingy team leader and her way-too-chipper companions, Julie feels more trapped than ever.
In a moment of daring, she ditches her work clothes for DIY fairy wings and heads straight into the heart of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, where she locks eyes with Miles, an utterly irresistible guy with a complicated story of his own. And for once, Julie isn’t looking back. She jumps at the chance to see the real New Orleans, and in one surreal night, they dance under the stars, share their most shameful secrets, and fall in love.
But their adventure takes an unexpected turn when an oncoming hurricane changes course. As the storm gains power and Julie is pulled back into chaos she finds pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.
*Thanks to Harper Collins for providing me with an advanced copy for this review.*
I’ve been in a contemporary kick lately so I have been gravitating towards contemporary books. When I first saw Even If The Sky Falls on Goodreads, my first reaction was, “WOW, look at that GORGEOUS cover” and immediately added it to my TBR of course.
Even If The Sky Falls is one of those “1 day love stories” where we follow the characters in one day. Of course, this gives us one of the problems that many people dislike: insta-love. Nevertheless, I personally don’t find insta-love THAT annoying (it IS fiction) so it didn’t bother me that much.
Personally, I felt like Even If The Sky Falls had a really slow start. We are thrown in the story with a very vague idea of the character and plotline, so it took a bit of time for the plot to shape. However, once the plot started to get rolling, the book went pretty fast. I think I read the entire book in a little over 3 hours.
The characters were cute, although I wouldn’t say there was anything special about them. I didn’t feel like any of them were particularly swoon-worthy. They were nice, but not extremely memorable.
I think the main problem for me was the switching between the past and the present. It was a little confusing because there was no indication of the past or present. I just felt like the writing style was not very smooth(?) and some scenes felt very disconnected (disregarding the time switches).
This book was a little cliche and predictable, especially with the ending. However, it was a cute read. If you’re looking for a contemporary to top off your summer, you might want to consider picking up Even If The Sky Falls.