Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

Out of the Blue

When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the world is ending. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.As the world goes wild for angels, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, still reeling from her mother’s recent death and the sudden disappearance of her ex-girlfriend, she’s determ...

Details Out of the Blue

TitleOut of the Blue
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherRoaring Brook Press
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Lgbt, Paranormal, Angels, Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Romance, Magical Realism, Glbt, Queer

Reviews Out of the Blue

  • emma
    This is a book I probablydefinitely should have just written a mini-review of as soon as I finished it, but I was in a reading/writing/reviewing/blogging/life slump and I didn’t. And now here we are. Writing a review of a book I even felt meh on six months ago, when it was fresh in my mind. Which it now definitively is not, even a little bit at all.This is about Jaya, a Cool Teen whose life is looking a bit tragic at the moment because her mom ...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The angels started falling from the skies 10 days after Jaya's mother died. Determined to catch one alive, and overcome with obsession, Jaya's father uproots their shattered family to Edinburgh. With her family reaching crisis point, and Jaya still struggling with her grief, the unthinkable happens - a Being lands at Jaya's feet, and an extraordinary relationship begins to take shape...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    3.75 out of 5 stars!I would like to thank the publishers Pan Macmillan and the team at MyKindaBook for sending me a physical ARC in exchange for an honest review. This standalone novel was definitely one that really appealed to me but being nervous to read, I don't have the most positive of experiences reading angel books or mainly books that feature angels. But this one was different, it was good but had a few areas which I wasn't particularly k...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Sophie Cameron's debut really is something special! I'm calling Carnegie and Waterstones Book Prize nominations for next year! It's the sort of story that's just effortlessly beautiful and sweeps you up with the easy-to-follow emotional journeys. The secondary characters were absolutely stellar, in fact, all of the characters were complex and intriguing, and I loved what Cameron did with the dad towards he end of the book. I really love books lik...
  • Rachael
    ”This is why hope is dangerous: it it’s taken away, you’re left with even less than you had before.” At the risk of sounding like the kind of completely negative person I try so hard not to be, Out of the Blue is literally the first new book I’ve read in 2018 that I’ve liked. Seriously. I have no idea what this says about me, but if you take anything away from that statement, it should be that this book is amazing. First off, let it b...
  • Sabrina Grafenberger
    I'm really disappointed that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I'd hoped. The diversity of the characters is great (the main character is a biracial gay girl), but there are a few things that bothered me:1. There's too much that doesn't get explained.It's annoying that there are so many unanswered questions regarding the angels by the end of the book. Where are they coming from and why are they falling from the sky? Why are their wings slashed?...
  • Valentine
    "Loss is mathematical: two-thirds less laundry, two-thirds less washing-up, two-thirds fewer footsteps thundering down the stairs. Substract music blaring through the walls. Substract eyeliner smudges on the towels. Add silence. Add more silence.I've done those sums. The results are always greater than you think they'll be." So, this is one of the books where I couldn't write a review immediately after putting it down. When I closed Out Of The Bl...
  • Victoria
    Jaya, biracial gay and scottish, finds a fallen angel in a world where angels keep falling from the sky without anyone knowing why. But this angel, unlike others, is alive.I really really like angel books and this was really cute while also dealing with heavy subjects like loss, grief and guilt. The LI is a bi girl with a chronic illness and her arc was handled rather well (although I would love to read ownvoices reviews about it)I definitely nee...
  • Alexis (TheSlothReader)
    3.5 starsAs endearing as E.T. but with a Scottish- Sri Lankan lesbian MC who falls for a girl with cystic fibrosis. Also the most adorable angel ever named Teacake.
  • Aila
    3.5 rounded up!Out of the Blue is a pretty underrated dystopian-like, stand-alone novel! It follows the narrative of Jaya, a biracial girl who recently lost her mother and is dealing with the aftermath, as well as the sudden appearance of “Beings,” - or angels - that have started falling out of the sky. Although this book was on the short side, it was still a beautifully-written story about love and loss, trust and hope. The character relatio...
  • Nikki
    I received this book from the publishers via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. So there is so much to love about this book! I love the concept. I so want to know more about it all but actually feel that what we get is perfect. But will this is obviously a book about angels falling from the sky, this is also a book about relationships - family and romantic. I loved all elements of them. So first. So much inclusion omg. Bi-racial charact...
  • Acqua
    DNF @ 70%I usually don't DNF books when I'm more than halfway through, especially not ones that are under 300 pages. But with this one, I wasn't going anywhere - I already knew what rating I was going to give it, I had lost interest, and I just didn't want to waste my time on something I wasn't going to like anyway.Out of the Blue is an example of awesome premise and mediocre execution. I mean, it's a story about fallen angels in Edinburgh with a...
  • Completely Melanie
    I really enjoyed this book! It's about these "Beings" (angels) falling from the sky and crashing to Earth. Everyone that comes down dies instantly from the crash. Jaya's dad is obsessed with finding a Being and so is a lot of the rest of the world. They want to ask it questions, experiment on them, sell them to the highest bidder, whatever. Jaya is totally against this and thinks they should be treated like people and not exploited. Next thing yo...
  • Serena
    Let's make the title of this review "But Why Did She Not Fall In Love With The Angel? I Mean, What's The Point Otherwise?"Spoiler: it's because even though this book spends a lot of time talking about how Angels Are People Too, it spends very little time developing its one speaking (speaking? more on that later) angel character beyond being a plot point. Or a mascot. If I wanted to be really mean: a pet.Teacake gets a petname (literally) and does...
  • Nicole Sweeney
    Review originally posted on The Bibliophile Chronicles.I recently did a 24 hour readathon and this was one of the books I was hoping to get to. After reading just a few pages I was absolutely hooked and I’m pretty sure I barely even breathed as I devoured this beautiful and original book.This is such an important book and it deals with so many issues. It deals with grief in a really fascinating way as Jaya and her family attempt to recover fro...
  • Joséphine (Word Revel)
    March 27, 2018Full book review is up on Word Revel._________January 27, 2018Initial thoughts: I would definitely recommend this book to teens who need to see themselves in fiction — if they're biracial/Sri Lankan, gay or have a terminal illness, then this book should be in their hands. These characters seize life as best as they can and that matters so much in YA fiction.In terms of plot and depth, however, I think this is a huge case of Out of...
  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    A YA novel set in Edinburgh? Yes please! Edinburgh is one of my absolute favourite places. I've visited a few of times and recently took myself there on a solo holiday. I was grateful to Out of the Blue for taking me back. Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books. Thank you to the publisher for providing this book for review!
  • Megan (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.When angels start to fall from the sky, at astonishing speeds and landing with such brutality, Jaya Mackenzie struggles to understand whether it connects to her mother – who died 10 days before the first angel fell. They call these angels Beings, and Jaya’s father suddenly becomes obsessed, trying to figure out where the next one will drop. Her father uproots...
  • Sam
    This started out kind of slow, but it was interesting so I held on. And I'm so glad I did. Though it didn't really go where I thought it would. I thought Teacake would be like Castiel from Supernatural, knew about humans and their ways, how to speak English, etc. But she was just a frightened creature who was in a scary new world. I wish we could have learned more about the Beings and why they were falling. I also really liked Jaya and Allie, of ...
  • Emily
    This was quite a good book! Admittedly, I did first decide I was interested in it because some of it takes place in Edinburgh (a city I adore), and I bought it while I was in Edinburgh, and also read it while here. I liked it, I think that the storyline and concept are not something that have been overdone. (A review of the UK edition.) I haven't read many books about angels, but this one made me want to explore and see about how others might wor...
  • Amy (Golden Books Girl)
    In her debut novel, Sophie Cameron whisks us off to Edinburgh (YAY Scottish setting!), in a world where `Beings` have began to fall from the sky. The concept and worldbuilding was amazing, and I loved it. I also thought that Jaya was a great main character as she reacts in a very relatable way to finding the first live being, and attempting to hide it from her dad, who has made a hobby out of searching for one in a bid to cope with Jaya`s mum`s d...
  • Rosanna Threakall
    Beautiful, real, heartbreaking and hopeful.
  • Grace
    Completely improbable, and totally wonderful. This book is gonna be big.* full review to come on almostamazinggrace.co.uk *
  • Evie Bev
    Move over John Green! There's a new best seller in town! It's a gripping story of a girl who just wants to do the right thing. This book has suspense, humor and betrayal on every page (which is sadly lacking in most books) and without a dull page you'll never want to put the book down! It's even got a perfectly crafted love triangle, with a twist of course.This book is so different and unique that you can't help but love it.I recommend this to an...
  • Elizabeth Tammi
    Today's the American release date for this stunning debut by Sophie Cameron! I loved the fascinating premise and beautifully written relationships. Be sure to check this one out!
  • Miriam Joy
    I know I said I wasn't going to say "review to come" and yet here I am doing it twice in one day, but 🤷 I'm tired.-- Full review -- Will also appear on Miriam Joy ReadsThis is a difficult book to review because I didn't have a huge amount of brainpower at the time that I read it, and thus keeping my thoughts in order is a little tricky. On the whole, I liked the book, though there were a few changes that might have made me like it more. I was ...
  • Adelina Genova
    What if you are not alone in your hardest moment? What if there is someone to share it with you? What if the crash comes but this time there's someone to catch you?You don't know me and probably will not be able to comprehend what that means but I was being late for a music festival in the middle of the summer in one of the sunniest cities in Europe so I can finish reading this bloody book (for the first time). And there are very few books capabl...
  • Elle Maruska
    This is the sort of book I wish I'd had when I was a teenager.It's beautiful and sad and so lovingly written. The characters are real and their pain is real and their reactions and decisions and choices are so heartbreakingly real and you root for them because you know they're trying so hard to live in a world that's broken them over and over again. Jaya is a wonderful MC. She's mourning her mother, dealing with her distant father and little sist...
  • Kim
    This book was provided to me at no charge by Edelweiss. I am reviewing it voluntarily.I love a book that manages to fit in not only an original concept, but excellent character development, and those all important action scenes. Even more than that, I love an author who doesn't think all the loose ends have to be tied up in order for the story to be complete. Out of the Blue is an excellent book. It pulls at the heart strings and jacks up the adr...