Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Waiting On: In Honor

In Honor by Jessi Kirby
To be published: May 8, 2012
Honor receives her brother's last letter from Iraq three days after learning that he died, and opens it the day his fellow Marines lay the flag over his casket. Its contents are a complete shock: concert tickets to see Kyra Kelly, her favorite pop star and Finn's celebrity crush. In his letter, he jokingly charged Honor with the task of telling Kyra Kelly that he was in love with her.

Grief-stricken and determined to grant Finn's last request, she rushes to leave immediately. But she only gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn's best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn't seen him in ages, thanks to a falling out between the two guys, but Rusty is much the same as Honor remembers him: arrogant, stubborn. . . and ruggedly good looking. Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn't. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn--but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences? {taken from}

This book is definitely high up on my list of must-read YA contemps for 2012!  Jessi Kirby blew me away with her sensational novel Moonglass, so much that I'll probably read anything this woman writes.  This story in particular holds my interest for this simple line: "Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn't." I have a soft spot for road trip books that hold a purpose greater than the characters first thought.  Be sure to mark your calendars for this book's release date just before summer.  I bet it will be a HOT one not to miss.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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  1. Heck yeah, I can't wait for this book! I really liked Moonglass, especially the setting. But this one sounds even better. I must have it! Road trip books = yes.

  2. I've never read this author, but oh my goodness, this sounds so good. It's definitely on my list too! Yay for road trip books!

  3. Wow, that book sounds so interesting. First few lines I'm thinking "no way, I'll just cry with this" but then as I keep reading i'm thinking "wow, maybe I'll laugh a lot too". Will be waiting on this too!

  4. I absolutely loved Moonglass, so I may have to give this one a shot even though I have a feeling I will sob my eyes out.

  5. Oh! I just heard about this book the other day and I'm so waiting for it too! It sounds so good! Sad but ROAD TRIP! :D 
    Hope it turns out good! Love your pick!

  6. Really want to read this one and Moonglass! :)


  7. I'm really hoping Rusty wears cowboy boots and a hat in this one! *crosses fingers*

  8. This book is on my TBR list as well. I love road trips and this one sounds very emotional and maybe heartbracking. Good Choice :)

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  9. Awesome pick. I am looking forward to this one too.

  10. Love it! That line got me too... I adore roadtrips!! Thanks for sharing your pick :)

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  11. Melissa @ i swim for oceansFebruary 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    I found this one just the other day, and I was totally hooked! Great choice, G! I think you've got me hooked on contemps :)

  12. I hadn't heard of this one, but I WANT!!! Great pick! :D

  13. I've seen this book cover a long time ago. The story sure sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Thank you for sharing!! I'm glad I've stopped by today. 

    I really like your features, and I like your blog!



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