Even If the Sky Falls (Hardcover)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062411808, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
One midsummer night. Two strangers. Three rules: No real names. No baggage. No phones. A whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about discovering what it means to feel alive in the face of one of life’s greatest dangers: love.
Who would you be if you had one night to be anyone you want?
Volunteering in New Orleans was supposed to be a change, an escape from the total mess Julie left at home and from her brother’s losing battle with PTSD. But building houses surrounded by her super-clingy team leader and her way-too-chipper companions has Julie feeling more trapped than ever. And she’s had enough.
In a moment of daring, Julie runs away, straight into the glitter, costumes, and chaos of the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade—and instantly connects with Miles, an utterly irresistible musician with a captivating smile and a complicated story of his own. And for once, Julie isn’t looking back. Together Julie and Miles decide to forget their problems and live this one night in the here and now. Wandering the night, they dance on roofs, indulge in beignets, share secrets and ghost stories under the stars, and fall in love. But when a Category Two hurricane changes course and heads straight for NOLA, their adventure takes an unexpected turn. And, suddenly, pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.
Richly evocative to the heart-racing end, Even If the Sky Falls is a swoon-worthy debut to indulge in to the very last note.
About the Author
Mia García was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but now lives in New York under a pile of to-be-read books. Mia earned her MFA from the New School. You can find her at www.mgarciabooks.com or on Twitter @MGarciaWrites.
Praise For Even If the Sky Falls…
— Renee Ahdieh, author of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN
“A riveting page-turner about finding your true self in the midst of heartbreak and disaster, Mia García’s stunning debut is a reminder of how one night can change everything.”
— Elizabeth Eulberg, author of BETTER OFF FRIENDS
“A compelling 24-hour romance that’s as charged as its New Orleans setting.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“In her debut novel, Garcia constructs a love story that captures the mysterious and beautiful spirit of New Orleans. The plot itself unravels like a hurricane, building and surging along with the storm.”
— School Library Journal
“Garcia’s debut is a wrenching, high-stakes exploration of self-discovery. Readers of Gayle Forman, Sarah Dessen, and E. Lockhart will find themselves engaged by Julie’s quest.”