Saturday, October 6

The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin

The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 224

Summary:One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane's life for the better

Seventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can't quite admit her mother's alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane's best friend.

Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left the problems at home years ago for college. A summer with him and his tornado-chasing buddies may just provide the time and space Jane needs to figure out her life and whether it still includes her mother. But she struggles with her anger at Ethan for leaving home and feels guilty--is she also abandoning her mom just when she needs Jane most? The carefree trip turned journey of self-discovery quickly becomes more than Jane bargained for, especially when the devilishly handsome Max steps into the picture.

My Thoughts: I really loved this one! The part about tornadoes grabbed my attention right away!

We are introduced to Jane who lives with her mother. Her mother is an alcoholic and that's all Jane has ever really known. Jane has been the mom of the family, taking care of herself mostly.

One day, Jane’s mom gets into a car accident with Jane and her best friend inside. Jane knows something needs to change. She decides to get away for a while and goes to stay with her brother. She is on the road chasing tornadoes with him. She takes pictures for the website. She loves taking pictures.

Jane gets to know her brother better, herself,  and it doesn't hurt there is a cute guy on the road as well.

I don’t want to give everything away about this one. It was such a fun and bittersweet read, and probably one of my favorites of the year. I just loved Jane’s character and I loved her  voice.

And the romance, oh sweet!!!!

Please add The Waiting Sky to your TBR pile now!!

Overall: Loved it! Raced through this one and didn't want it to end. That is how you know a book is good! Really loved everything about this one!

Cover: So pretty! Love the tornado in a bottle!!! Awesome!

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Cass said...

OMG! I love the sound of this one. Every single review I've read has been really positive too. Great review, as always. I love hearing your thoughts. :)

Kierra said...

I've been so curious about this book! The first thing that caught my attention was the cover. It was just so weird but unique at the same time. But, your review as definetly prompted me to read it soon!
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Unknown said...

This one sounds amazing! You have such great taste, Cindy - this is going right on my TBR!

Thanks for the review!

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