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Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
Mia García’s Even If the Sky Falls is a whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about discovering what it means to feel alive in the face of life’s greatest danger: love.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“The night has been amazing so far, but I need another jolt – I need my heart to beat out of my chest – I need to feel alive if only for short bursts of time.”
This was a YA contemporary romance about two people who meet in New Orleans.
Julie was a bit of a crazy girl, and she certainly showed this when she ran away from her youth group and found romance with a random boy who was just as flamboyant as she was.
The storyline in this was basically just Julie (‘Lulu’) and ‘Miles’ chatting and running around New Orleans getting to know each other and falling in love. I have to say that it was a bit weird and wild, but the ending did make up for that a bit. This really wasn’t your average contemporary romance though, as we also got a hurricane, and a side story about PTSD.
6 out of 10