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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: "In Honor" by Jessi Kirby :0)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that showcases our most wanted upcoming releases.

"In Honor" by Jessi Kirby
*Release Date: May 8th, 2012

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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?

I love road trip stories, I am a sucker for tragedies, and I love a story with an intense emotional journey. This one sounds like it's an excellent mix of all three. Not to mention a cute boy, who has a history with the main character's dead brother, and secrets yet to be revealed. I adored Jessi Kirby's debut, MOONGLASS, and this one sounds like it will be just as wonderful, maybe better if all of the great reviews I've been reading are true!

*So after putting together this whole post, I stumbled upon a WOW post I did a while back, for this very same book. Haha. Since I'm still crazy pining for IN HONOR, I figure it holds up and I'll just post it again :0)


  1. LOL, I haven't seen your previous WoW post, so thanks for this one :)) I'm not all that much into road trip stories, but this one sounds great. Especially with the secrets and all that :))

    BTW, you've been tagged!! Follow my WOW to see the rules ;)

  2. I love love love road trips and am especially looking forward to, In Honour! In fact, I'm currently hosting Road Trip Week (told you I love road trips!), full of fun posts and amazing giveaway, including In Honour! I recommend you come check it out, I'm sure you'll love it! :)

  3. I love a good heartbreaking story too. This one sounds like it will have me weeping by the end!! Great pick.

    Check out my WOW.

    Emma @ Lost in a YA book

  4. This one looks super cute :) I love the girl's boots on the cover!

  5. It seems this book has been a long time coming. I know it's been on my tbr for quite a while. Thanks for sharing. Again. :)
    Waiting For Wentworth

  6. Wow, it's almost like we're twins, Sarah! I love road trip stories, I'm a sucker for tragedies, and I love a story with an intense emotional journey too! x) This must be the perfect match for us! <3 Plus, I love the cover girl's boots too LOL!

    Awesome pick for your WOW this week, Sarah! :) I'll definitely be waiting on this one with you!

    1. You're right, we are totally book twins! That's so awesome :0)

  7. This one sounds like it could be an awesome combination of hilarious and poignant. I can't wait for it to come out. :D

  8. Yes! I want to read this book so badly! And I'm super jealous of the cover model's outfit :)

  9. I've heard this book is amazing! I definitely want to read it when it comes out! Great pick!

  10. I have been waiting for this book for SO LONG! I mean, can we just skip ahead to May already? Because that would be wonderful. Road trip books are always so much fun, and this one sounds emotional -- just the premise that she receives a letter from her deceased brother!? If that can make my heart jump, the book must be fabulous, too.

    Great pick!
    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

  11. This is one I've been wanting to read for awhile now, have been hearing some really good things about it.



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