Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Review: Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle

Members of the Vise Library were selected to review for Where Sea Meets Sjy.  We received a copy of Karina Halle's book for an honest review.

About the book:

A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life.

It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.
This book takes you on a literal and figurative journey.  Josh and Gemma meet on Gemma's last night in Canada.  They have instant chemistry but because of distance that seems to be all to their story.  However, Josh decides to leave his mundane life and decides to travel to Gemma' home land of New Zealand.  He doesn't understand why she won't get out of his head.  However, he makes the trek and has no expectations.  He doesn't even know her last name.  However, he eventually finds her and is invited on a month long trip with her across New Zealand.  However, it isn't a trip just for the two of them, they have a big part of Gemma's past with her too.  As they travel and discover New Zealand they discover things about themselves and each other.  In the process of all the angst and drama, they learn lessons of going after things without caution.  They both learn about trying new things and going after what they want even if there is risk involved.  I loved reading about the places they visited and about what they learned about themselves.  This book made me want to visit New Zealand!!  I could imagine everything with the vivid storytelling.

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About the author:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

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