So... you know that thing I do on the second of every month this year? Yeah... well.... It's happening. Now. (Haha! I have to keep you on your toes!)
So what is a Standalone Spotlight? Well, each month Hafsah and I will each pick a standalone YA novel that comes out in that month to feature. During that month we will hold author interviews, giveaways, reviews and other fun posts like this-or-that lists, character interviews and book trailer features! Sounds like fun, right?
A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.”
Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.
Honor 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 Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?
I actually read this book a while back for a blog tour and I seriously fell in love. I was looking forward to it for many reasons, but one of the main ones is that I read Moonglass and was constantly thinking about it. Seriously, every time I see sea glass, that book is what immediately comes to mind. That says something about how powerful her writing is - it sticks with you.