Nothing But Sky

Nothing But Sky Amy Trueblood takes an overlooked page in history folds it into an intense drama and sends it soaring Post World War I wing walker Grace Lafferty is the kind of spunky stubborn heroine that will ma

  • Title: Nothing But Sky
  • Author: Amy Trueblood
  • ISBN: 9781635830163
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amy Trueblood takes an overlooked page in history, folds it into an intense drama, and sends it soaring Post World War I wing walker Grace Lafferty is the kind of spunky, stubborn heroine that will make readers feel like the sky s the limit Stacey Lee, award winning author of OUTRUN THE MOONA 2018 Junior Library Guild selection.Grace Lafferty only feels alive when she Amy Trueblood takes an overlooked page in history, folds it into an intense drama, and sends it soaring Post World War I wing walker Grace Lafferty is the kind of spunky, stubborn heroine that will make readers feel like the sky s the limit Stacey Lee, award winning author of OUTRUN THE MOONA 2018 Junior Library Guild selection.Grace Lafferty only feels alive when she s dangling 500 feet above ground As a post World War I wing walker, Grace is determined to get to the World Aviation Expo, proving her team s worth against flashier competitors and earning a coveted Hollywood contract.No one s ever questioned Grace s ambition until Henry Patton, a mechanic with plenty of scars from the battlefield, joins her barnstorming team With each new death defying trick, Henry pushes Grace to consider her reasons for being a daredevil Annoyed with Henry s constant interference, and her growing attraction to him, Grace continues to test the powers of the sky.After one of her risky maneuvers saves a pilot s life, a Hollywood studio offers Grace a chance to perform at the Expo She jumps at the opportunity to secure her future But when a stunt goes wrong, Grace must decide whether Henry, and her life, are worth risking for one final trick.

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    1. Amy Trueblood took me on a whirlwind adventure of barnstorming post World War 1. It was the Roaring Twenties. Time of speakeasies, home run King Babe Ruth and silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks. From chapter to chapter, the compelling tale remained focused, never straying from the storyline. There were no digressions to different scenes or time periods. A welcome relief being easily swept away in a narrative so easy to follow. The main characters were well drawn out. The author set me back in m [...]

    2. I am so pleased that I was accepted for this book on NetGalley. It's a complete gem, and it makes me want to go out and splurge on loads of historical fiction novels. Amy Trueblood's writing is so addictive. It is completely immersive; there were times where I felt like I could hear the sounds of soft jazz music and smell cigar smoke. Amy did a truly wonderful job of transporting me to 1920s America. The story follows Grace, a wingwalker who is determined to make a name for both herself and for [...]

    3. This book was something completely unexpected and wonderful. While it somehow manages to be under 300 pages it never feels rushed, in fact, I quite enjoyed the pacing. *Detailed review to Come*

    4. Review to come closer to release. Loved Grace and Henry <3 Trueblood's writing is beautiful and I can't wait for everyone to read this book!!

    5. I received this ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you netgalley and publishers.This story is about wing walking, Not only was this just an amazing book but my great grandparents were wing walkers so this story was extra special for me ♡ It's also not something that people write a lot about, so this was very well done and I want to say a big thank you to the author for telling such a beautiful story but also giving life to my ancestors and what they might have d [...]

    6. I was super lucky to read an early copy of Nothing But Sky and cannot wait for it to be out in the world. I adore Grace, Henry, and basically everything about this book.

    7. This is a beautifully written and researched historical novel. The time period, setting, and world of barnstorming are presented meticulously, while the story and characters carry you along. Recommended!

    8. A good historical novel doesn't make you stop and want to look up things, or perhaps it does. There were several times that I wanted to know if the person in the story, that had just been introduced, was real, and was pleased when I found out they were. That is the best kind of historical novel, to me, spinning in real events, around your fictional story.This is a story about wing-walking and barnstorming. These are feats done by men and women after the first world war, hanging from bi-planes, w [...]

    9. Netgalley, thank you AGAIN!4 stars.Whewww!I've not read anything like this before, but I loved it. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and this book just confirmed how wonderful it can be. We head into 1920s America, a society that frowns on independent women breaking societal norms, where men are back from WWI with PTSD and shell shock, and people perform tricks on airplanes. Like, literally on top of airplanes. How sick is that?Although I thought the writing was a bit 'off' here a [...]

    10. Nothing But Sky is vibrant, warm, and filled with heart. Vivid descriptions and crisp, intricate details bring the settings alive—not only could I see them, I could practically hear and taste them! Grace is plucky and passionate and fierce, one of the bravest heroines I’ve ever encountered.Highly recommended!!

    11. This book had me from the first chapter. Grace is the type of protagonist that I love, strong and daring, in a time when that was looked down upon. This was beautifully written, I loved the family dynamic and the love/hate romance and that it was unlike what I've been reading or ever have read. Highly recommended.

    12. I chose this book because I had nothing to read and now that I finished it I can say it was one of my favorites of this year. I’m a lot into aviation so I also knew this historical novel was for me. I found barnstorming – I’d never heard of that – a very interesting way to attract readers like me and I also can say it was a good choice to focus the story. The characters were well constructed and I saw an evolution on each of them. I absolutely loved Grace and all her thoughts because she [...]

    13. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!I really enjoyed this book and the main character, Grace is a spunky, strong heroine. The prohibition era/1920s is one of my favourite time periods and I loved the inclusion of real-life people alongside the fictional ones. The historical details are well drawn without being self-conscious.Definitely reccommended!

    14. This was such a fun novel about brainstorming and wing walking which I had no idea was even a thing before I read this book! Amy’s writing was really good and I felt like I could see everything really clearly.Grace was such a strong independent person that was determined to do everything she could to make her dream come true and give her family a secure future. She could at times be a little headstrong and stubborn but it added realness to her character so I didn’t mind. There was no instalo [...]

    15. A fascinating read. Great historical details with an unexpected ending that tied up the story well. Highly recommend!

    16. This book was amazing. I had such a great time reading this book and learning about this time period and barnstormers.

    17. I had to dnf this book at 37%I received an arc from netgalley for my honest opinion of this book and boy am I disappointed.Grace is an eighteen year old girl who performs stunts with her uncle's barnstormer team. She's hoping to earn enough money to enter them in a contest that'll surely keep them financially stable. But when Henry, the team's handsome new mechanic, starts pestering Grace about her and the team's safety, she has to put aside her attraction to him and do what's best for her team. [...]

    18. A determined eighteen-year-old female main character with a backbone of steel, and the stubborn will to succeed. For Grace, there is no glory without risk; the safe life is far too dull to even contemplate.Told first person perspective through her eyes, when male protagonist, Henry, steps onto the scene, it’s for the reader to question through her defensive viewpoint whether his behavior and reactions are of a chivalrous hero, or of “this is a man’s world” sexist-chauvinism.Now, I am not [...]

    19. I'm a big fan of the 1920's era. The clothes, the glitz and glam, the wish to have fun and enjoy life after a devastating war; thinking of that vibe alone transports me to Hollywood or New York. But this was a different kind of setting for that era, being Lincoln, Nebraska. Not some place I particularly want to visit, but an enchanting setting for a fantastic historical novel. My experience with the term 'barnstorming' is limited. AKA the goofy themed Barnstormer coaster at Walt Disney World. Ne [...]

    20. I’m not one for stories set around world wars (think it was due to English Lit classes and the railway children etc) but this one is seriously making me reconsider that rule.As soon as I heard girl+ plane + risk I was sold, and Amy didn’t disappoint.Grace is such an effortlessly strong character. It didn’t feel forced the way she had to constantly prove herself because of her age and her gender. I really rooted for her and she showed a caring side and loyalty to family that made me love he [...]

    21. This is a YA historical inspired by the exploits of real life female wing walkers in the 1920's. Grace is an 18yo orphan who performs in her uncle's Midwest barnstormer show. They are hoping to raise the money to get to the World Aviation Expo and win a contract with a Hollywood movie studio to ensure they can continue to perform. Their four person crew adds a mechanic, Henry, an injured WWI vet, whom she is reluctant to trust at first, but eventually falls for only to come to suspect that he mi [...]

    22. 1922 and the war is over. Barnstorming has become popular and so has wing-walking, stunts done by both men and women, hanging from bi-planes while people below watched. These people risked their lives doing stunts on planes that are constantly being repaired. Grace Lafferty lives in this world. She is determined to make a name for herself in spite of her gender, in spite of the fact that she is a woman. More than determined, with a strong personality, she pushes herself to do more stunts, her go [...]

    23. This is one of those books that makes me want to yell "OMG THAT WAS AMAZING!!!" Grace is an 18-year-old wingwalker. She does death defying tricks while walking on the wings of a bi-plane. Her uncle and two team mates are the only family she has. Her entire goal is to get to and win the Chicago Expo to make life easier on them and allow them to stay together. Then there is Henry. He is hired as a mechanic, and his very presence irritates Grace in every possible way for reasons she doesn't underst [...]

    24. Grace is a driven young woman with a mind of her own, striving to succeed in a time where women were barely getting their foot in the door to be heard and valued. She struggles to be taken seriously by the men in her life, but she handles it pretty well most of the time. She's very strong in her sense of self, which I found to be a delightful surprise. I enjoyed the historical detail and the danger of barnstorming and planes as well. Well written and fun!I was given this book for free from Netga [...]

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