Recently, someone asked me what particular date in 2010 I was looking forward to the most, and the very first thing to pop in my head was August 24th, when Mockingjay is released. A little sad, I know, but geez it's going to be good. This is the third and final book in what is quickly becoming my favorite YA series I've read since Harry Potter. Read my take on this series here.
Jen Lancaster (whose blog is one of the funniest things I've ever read, by the way) got me excited about this one.
From Booklist: Scotch creates eminently relatable characters, with a particularly excellent understanding of the way sisters interact, and has the ability to craft scenes of real emotional weight, so much so that none of her flash-forwards or hocus-pocus is necessary." This is another one recommended by Lancaster, but also which I've seen on several book blogs I read, as well as reviewed (positively) in People and Cosmopolitan's summer reading recommendations. Should be a good one, and as someone extremely close to my sister and almost obsessed with the study of sibling dynamics, I'm finding that particular aspect incredibly interesting.
Laurel literally greeted me with "Stop what you're doing and READ THIS NOW!!!!" last weekend. She made me laugh out loud saying there was a moment in the book in which she was so upset/overwhelmed, she literally threw the book across the room... and had to force herself just to go to sleep. The back cover teases you with, "Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds." And she agreed with that statement. All you know is it is about two women whose lives collide one fateful day. And I am officially curious.