Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: In Honor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Jill over at Breaking the Spine that features upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week's not-yet-published "need-to-read-now" selection is:

In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Publishing 5.8.12

Summary from Goodreads: 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?

If you haven't read Moonglass, Jessi Kirby's debut, you won't know how amazing and fresh her writing is. I have, so I definitely know. Anyways, I also like the love stories that also happen to be about travel; there's just something about them that call to my soul....

I hope Rusty is as awesome as he seems to be! There's great hope he'll make it on my coveted crush list, for now. Anyways, he had better be swoon-inducing! How am I supposed to wait more than two months?!


April X said...

I've seen this book around a lot and I love road trip books so I'll have to check this one out :) Great pick! I also need to read her debut too lol

Valerie said...

Haha, don't worry, you will. One day soon you will be filled with such an urge that you will drop your life and buy it! (and then read it...)

Stasia said...

I've read IN HONOR and it's a gorgeous read. Jessi Kirby has this way of writing romance and nature together--so cool. BTW, thanks for your lovely review of Audition. Glad you enjoyed it!

Valerie said...

You're welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog! ;)

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