"Wonderfully atmospheric writing, a setting to-die-for, and a whirlwind romance that takes my breath away. García has written a book to fall in love with!"
-Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn
"A compelling 24-hour romance that's as charged as its New Orleans setting." -Kirkus Reviews
“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
"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." -Booklist
One midsummer night. Two strangers. Three rules: No real names. No baggage. No phones.
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 way-too-chipper companions has Julie feeling more trapped than ever. In a moment of daring, Julie runs away, straight into the glitter, costumes, and chaos of the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade and 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. But when a Category Two hurricane changes course and heads straight for NOLA, their adventure takes an unexpected turn. 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.
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From hiking trips to four-person birthday parties to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.
Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them to one another—dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, find your calling outside your mom’s Puerto Rican restaurant, finally learn Spanish, and say yes to everything.
But as the year unfolds, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora each tests the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heartbreaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.