Thank you to TLC book tours and William Morrow for the free copy of The Desert Sky Before Us. All opinions are my own.
This road trip story is full of discovery and healing between two estranged sisters. I liked the idea of this novel but I didn’t love it like I wanted to so let me go over some of the pros and cons:
Pros: This novel definitely has a unique idea. The sisters have lots of secrets so what better way to hash them out than stuck together in a car for a road trip. The description of the places they went were gorgeous and the whole book had a great adventurous feeling.
Cons: I didn’t like either of the main characters at all. They were flat and dimensionless. I also felt like the concept of a road trip was enough, but there was a lot about their mother and her work as an archeologist that I just didn’t need. I would have liked the story to focus on just the sisters.
Overall I can’t say that I didn’t like the book because I did, but I also feel like it was lacking that magical little spark that hooks a reader. I will put the synopsis in the comments so please, give it a try if it sounds like something you might like. I have seen many positive reviews on goodreads for this one!