Author: Rebecca Yarros
Published: December 8th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
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...
When I picked this one up, I knew it would be a somewhat heavy and intense read with the medical issues (and control issue due to them) at play. I just had no idea the kind of intense it would be--how emotional and touching.
Paisley has a heart condition--one that killed her sister--and she's bound and determined to do all these things her sister wanted to do. After Jagger saves her life and they become friends, it's only a matter of time before their attraction becomes too much. They share an extremely hot kiss (like a real fan yourself kiss), bringing Paisley to a crossroads. There's still the boyfriend, Will, in the picture, and he's not willing to just go away. However, Paisley wants to live her life as she chooses. Unfortunately, her heart condition could always come to the surface and ruin whatever choice she makes.
Eyes Turned Skyward is an absolutely heartwarming and beautiful read. Paisley and Jagger together are something inspirational--Paisley, so full of life and tenacious, and Jagger, willing to become a better person and becoming one. All I can say is, hellooooo swoon when it comes to him. After the wonder of this book, reading the other novel by Rebecca Yarros, Full Measures, is definitely higher up on my priority list.