Meet the Sky
Author: McCall Hoyle
Publication Date: September 4th, 2019
Synopsis: It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all.
With nothing but pain in her past, all Sophie wants is to plan for the future—keep the family business running, get accepted to veterinary school, and protect her mom and sister from another disaster. But when a hurricane forms off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and heads right toward their island, Sophie realizes nature is one thing she can’t control.
After she gets separated from her family during the evacuation, Sophie finds herself trapped on the island with the last person she’d have chosen—the reckless and wild Finn Sanders, who broke her heart freshman year. As they struggle to find safety, Sophie learns that Finn has suffered his own heartbreak; but instead of playing it safe, Finn’s become the kind of guy who goes surfing in the eye of the hurricane. He may be the perfect person to remind Sophie how to embrace life again, but only if their newfound friendship can survive the storm.
I read The Thing with Feathers when the book first released, and I thought it was a beautiful, well written story about a girl struggling to find out where she fits in while dealing with a medical issue that made her question everything.
So when I saw that McCall Hoyle was coming out with a new book, I was so excited, because I wanted to read another heartwarming novel written by such a talented author, and I’m so glad I had the chance to read the book, because it was fantastic.
In my opinion, Meet the Sky was even better than the author’s previous novel. The character development was so much better, and the story seemed more focused and deeper than the previous book. You can tell by reading this that so much love went into writing it and bringing it to the level of depth that it has, and it has been so amazingly done.
The cover of this book is gorgeous, and if that catches you, just want until you pick it up and start reading. When I started reading it, I wasn’t sure if I was going to read more than a few pages at the time, because I had a lot going on, but I flew through that book, finishing it all in one day and putting everything else on hold until I hit the last page. Not only was this book a fast read, but it was also a deep and emotional one, which made reading it more heartfelt and beautiful.
I loved the characters in the book, as well as the setting. I think that the plot and all the elements tied the book together so well, making it both interesting and beautiful. I can’t remember the last time I was so engrossed in a book like I was with this one.
This makes an amazing summer read, but it also makes an amazing read for any time of the year. If you like contemporary, Meet the Sky is a book that should not be missed!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
McCall Hoyle writes honest YA novels about friendship, first love, and girls finding the strength to overcome great challenges. She is a high school English teacher. Her own less-than-perfect teenage experiences and those of the girls she teaches inspire many of the struggles in her books. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s spending time with her family and their odd assortment of pets—a food-obsessed beagle, a grumpy rescue cat, and a three-and-a-half-legged kitten. She has an English degree from Columbia College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. She lives in a cottage in the woods in North Georgia where she reads and writes every day.
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