Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Sometimes, I imagine alternate endings to the story: last-minute miracles, touches of magic. I picture how things might have gone, if I wasn’t there. If I’d left just a few minutes later. If I hadn’t been alone. It doesn’t make any difference. One way or another, the crash always comes.

Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie’s mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.

Hysteria mounting with every Being that drops, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother’s sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she’s determined to stay out of it.

When her best friend disappears and her father’s mania spirals, things hit rock bottom and it’s at that moment something extraordinary happens: An angel lands right at Jaya’s feet, and it’s alive. Finally she is forced to acknowledge just how significant these celestial beings are.

Set against the backdrop of the frenzied Edinburgh festival, OUT OF THE BLUE tackles questions of grief and guilt and fear over who we really are. But it’s also about love and acceptance and finding your place in this world as angels drop out of another.

Title:Out of the Blue
Edition Language:English
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About Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron is a YA author from the Black Isle, Scotland. Her first novel OUT OF THE BLUE will be published by Macmillan Children's Books / Roaring Brook Press in 2018. She lives with her wife in Spain, where she works as a copywriter and spends her time writing, reading and learning foreign languages.

    Out of the Blue Reviews

  • emma

    for a book about literal ANGELS falling out of the SKY, this was pretty predictable.but look at me!!! i finished a book!!review to come / thanks to fierce reads for the ARC...

  • Stephanie

    I've heard this has a disabled bisexual MC falling for a lesbian POC character. I am so here for this! I'm disabled and bisexual and I can't actually think of a book i've read that has a disabled bise...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 b...

  • 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 b...

  • 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 aftermat...

  • 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 actua...

  • 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...