"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event courtesy of Breaking the Spine
that showcases much anticipated upcoming releases.
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.Although I didn't get to post this week's top ten list, Moonglass by Jessi Kirby would have been one of the books that I loved but never had the chance to review. It was a book I enjoyed reading and found it to be much more than it seemed, and so when I found out that she had another book coming out next year about a road trip and a definite sense of personal exploration, well, it was an automatic add to the TBR. And, really, how could you not love that outfit? (I would wear those boots in an instant.) It almost seems like an updated version of Dorothy Gale, and if it turns out that Honor is from Kansas there will be much understanding nodding on my behalf.
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?