Friday, May 10, 2013
Freebie Friday 42: Win Golden by Jessi Kirby!
Today I have another great giveaway -- and it is open internationally :)
by Jessi Kirby
To be published by Simon & Schuster
on May 14, 2013
My take: I've been a big fan of Jessi Kirby since Moonglass. In fact, I chose that book as one of my Best Kept YA Secrets of 2011. I hope that, since then, many more people have read both Moonglass and In Honor. In my review of In Honor, I wrote that "Jessi Kirby's books always seem sprinkled with just a touch of magic dust."
In Golden, the magic has to do with love and second chances. Main character Parker is a descendent of poet Robert Frost and also the daughter of a stalled poet. Driven and rule-following, Parker suddenly begins to question all her life choices when her high school teacher asks her to mail back a set of journals written by his senior students a decade before. Parker realizes one of the journals was written by Julianna, a girl killed with her boyfriend in a tragic accident, and steals the girl's journal to read. Soon, she's jeopardizing her future plans on a crazy wild-goose-chase meets quixotic love quest.
Golden takes some of the themes of Jessi Kirby's past books -- messages from beyond the grave, travel, and life choices -- and charmingly remixes them.
Fans of chick flicks and love-can-conquer-all stories will enjoy this story-within-a-story about one pair of ill-fated lovers from the past, and another pair who can't seem to get together in the present... until fate and a mysterious journal intervene.
The story is sweet and romantic and the cover is gorgeous. That design in the bottom right corner is all done in gold. For a chance to win a finished copy, just fill out the Rafflecopter below.