Friday, April 24, 2015

Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Jamie Hoang

Blue Sun, Yellow Sky
by Jamie Hoang

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @heyjamie

Release date: April 25, 2015
Publisher: HJ Press
Genre: Art, Women's Fiction
Paperback: 298 pages
Rating: 3.5

Hailed as “One of the best technical painters of our time” by an L.A. Times critic, 27 year-old, Aubrey Johnson's work is finally gaining traction. But as she weaves through what should be a celebration of her art, a single nagging echo of her doctor’s words refuses to stay silent—there is no cure. In less than eight weeks Aubrey is going blind.

Traveling on a one-way ticket around the world with childhood friend Jeff Anderson, Aubrey is in complete denial. But a blindfolded game of tasting foreign foods in China jolts her into confronting the reality of her situation. So begins her quest.

In this adult coming of age story, Aubrey struggles to make sense of her crippling diagnosis. But on her journey she finds a deeper understanding of herself and her life—sometimes fragmented and complex, but always with relentless truth.

My two-bits:

This tale is a combination of travel, art, coming of age and transformation - with also a touch of romance.

Most of the book is a journey to different parts of the world which includes some wonders of the world. The descriptions of some of the places visited got me adding them to my destination to travel wish list.

Because the main character is an artist, the perspective of things had a creative and colorful quality.

Although the main topic of going blind is a bit heartbreaking, it is handled well with a positive attitude.


* review copy courtesy of author

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: April release

* fyi: BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY was a finalist in the North Texas RWA’s “Great Expectations” Contest, and was recently named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Indie books of the Month (February 2015 issue).

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