May 8, 2015

Review: Eyes Turned Skyward (Flight & Glory #2) by Rebecca Yarros

Publish Date: December 8th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Rating: 4 / 5

I won a copy via a giveaway. Thank you, Jess @ JessTimeToRead!

Blurb:
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...



First Thoughts

There is just something about pilots-- especially military pilots-- that is absolutely sexy. Am I right, ladies?


Whew, I thought Josh Walker was every woman's dream come true.. Nope! Changed my mind! Jagger Bateman surpasses him by miles!

Paisley and Jagger's story touched me. I'm not even talking about Paisley's ticking time-bomb of a heart or Jagger's family issues. I'm just talking about a sweet country girl and a swaggering flyboy who fell in love. The dialogue between the two had me nonstop sighing with bliss.


What I Enjoyed

Jagger Bateman. Pilot pilot pilot. Helicopter. Pilot. Military. Flyboy. Enough said. He almost stole my "top pilot boyfriend" spot from Miles Archer. (If Eyes Turned Skyward ever becomes a movie like Ugly Love and the actor is as hot as Nick Bateman, I may reconsider my "top pilot boyfriend" choice. *Wink.)



Paisley Donovan. Ok, I'm going to be honest and say I hated her whole "I have a heart problem, I want to do dangerous things even though I could die" mentality. What I did enjoy was her country-ness. Is that a word? Whatever. I loved how she'd say everything in a sweet, polite, country manner, but it had bite and a little bit of sass behind it.

Pilots. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love pilots. Please recommend me more pilot romances. Yum. Also, Rebecca Yarros, please write books about the secondary pilot characters that were in this book. Thank you.




Memorable Quote

“I’ve seen love burn someone to the ground, and I’ve seen it make sense of the ridiculous. I won’t settle for less than that kind of fire.”


TL;DR

I think I have a pilot fetish. Jagger is book boyfriend material. Paisley was a likable country girl. The heart problem and family issues annoyed me. I just wanted to read more adorable dialogue. Rebecca Yarros should write more books about military pilots.


4 asterisks