14 Feb 2012

RTW: Day 3 with Jessi Kirby Post and Giveaway!

In Honour by Jessi Kirby

Releases: May 8th 2012

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?
Author Bio: Jessi Kirby is the author of Moonglass, published in May 2011 by Simon and Schuster. She is also a former English teacher and librarian, wife, mom, beach lover, runner, and lover of Contemporary YA, strong coffee, and dark chocolate. In that order.

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Jessi’s top road trip reads:
There’s something exhilarating about packing up and heading out onto the open road.  With every road trip comes a sense of possibility for adventure and discovery. Road trips are more about the journey than the destination, and the same holds true for road trip books.  I’ve read plenty of them in my day, but there are a few that stand out in my mind as favorites.

TWO WAY STREET by Lauren Barnholdt
I loved the dual points of view and their perspectives on their breakup, and I totally sympathized with both sides.  The dialogue is snappy and charming, the trip itself is a mix of fun, and romance lost then found, and the ending is just perfect!

This one grabbed me by the heart from the beginning and didn’t let go.  The characters are well drawn, the emotion behind them is true, and the playlists, travel journal entries, and all of the extras encompass the fun and spontaneity of being on the road.

PAPER TOWNS by John Green

This one is not a “road trip novel” per se, but the road trip portion of it is one of the best I’ve read.  Ever.  John Green perfectly captures the adventure and comic moments of being on the road with friends.
ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

This is the granddaddy of road trip novels.  I adored it in when I read it in high school and then again in college, and it will always be a classic in my book.  In his wild, free-wheeling, poetic prose, Kerouac gives us the sense of freedom and possibility that an open road and a full tank of gas present to anyone willing to take it on. 

So there you have it—my top road trip book picks!  If you haven’t read these books yet, get thee to a library or bookstore and get started.  They might just inspire you to embark on your own adventure.

Question time:

If you could road trip with any 3 people (alive or dead) who would you choose and why?

My sisters! I would bring my sisters along because we never get a chance to hang out, just the three of us, and I know good times would abound!

RW: Love that you chose, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! Not only is it one of my fave road trip books, but it's just a favourite read of mine in general! Definitley will be checking out some of those other titles you mentioned, they sounds great! Awesome picks!

P.S - Interested to read ON THE ROAD, after hearing it's one of Jessi's fave road trip reads? Well head on over to Elissa's post to enter her giveaway!

And now onto the giveaway!!!

- The winner must wait til May to receive the copy of In Honour as that’s when it will release! So don’t worry! If you are the winner, you will eventually get it!

- Giveaway ends February 22, 2012.
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- Winners will be contacted via email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
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  1. I’ve loved Road Trip Week so far!

    I have to agree with Jessi about Paper Towns and On The Road – they’re definitely two of my favourites! I still haven’t read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (I KNOW). It keeps getting pushed to the bottom of my reading pile, but we will fix this! (Probably. Hopefully!)

  2. Super super glad to hear that Lux! I hope you enjoy the rest of the week! :)

    Oh, you must read Amy and Roger's Epic Detour - love and really recommend! <3

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! *fingers crossed* lol I cannot wait for this book!

  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!