Review: Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Eyes Turned Skyward

Flight & Glory #2

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance | Military Romance
Pages: 415
Characters: Paisley Donovan & Jagger Bateman
Release Date: December 8th 2014
Find it at: Goodreads | Publisher
Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

Eyes Turned Skyward Cover


Life’s too short to play it safe…

Since her sister’s death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.

Jagger is enrolled in the country’s toughest flight school. He’s wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general’s daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger’s biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.

They’re flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn…

My Thoughts

First Impression: Compelling, well-written, and emotionally honest

This was such a beautiful love story. Lots of angst and real life choices for the characters, but there was also a lot of heart and a lot of soul written into this story. It cut deep. It made me think and it made me cry.

Paisley and Jagger were two amazing characters in their own right, but upon meeting each other, they became truly extraordinary. They’ve experienced so much for their ages, and yet, instead of becoming jaded, they’ve become wise beyond their years. They’re survivors. They know what it means to lose someone they love, and to fight for the right to live their life on their own terms.

Eyes Turned Skyward is one of the best new adult romances I have ever read. It’s the perfect follow up to the first book in the Flight & Glory series, because it carries all of the things I loved about the first book: angst, depth, passion, trust, love, romance, and sacrifice. Paisley and Jagger are feeling their way through the world, and through each other.

If you love brilliantly-written romances with exceptional characterization and serious emotional depth, Eyes Turned Skyward is a book I highly recommend reading it. It’s a book to savor, with a romance that takes its time and fully develops into a love story for the ages. I treasured every single word of it.

Rating: 5 Stars

About the Author

rebecca yarros

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, and Beyond What is Given. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

Rebecca is represented by Louise Fury of the Bent Agency.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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