Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Hoole, coming April 28, 2012 from Marshall Cavendish.

Summary: The summer after high-school graduation, a year after her mother’s tragic death, Anna has no plans – beyond her need to put a lot of miles between herself and the past. With forever friend Kat, a battered copy of Kerouac’s DHARMA BUMS, and a car with a dodgy oil filter, the girls set out on an epic road trip across the USA. Maybe somewhere along the way they’ll prove or disprove the existence of God. Maybe they’ll even get laid . . .

It’s a journey both outward and inward. Through the Badlands and encounters with predatory men and buffalo. A crazy bus ride to Mexico with a bunch of hymn-singing missionaries. Facing death, naked in the forest with an enraged grizzly bear . . . Gradually, Anna realizes that this is a voyage of discovery into her own self, her own silent pain – and into the tangled history that she and Kat share. What is love? What is sexual identity? And how do you find a way forward into a new future – a way to declare openly and without fear all that lies within you?

My Thoughts: I am always game for a road trip book. And then books that really question love and sexuality and all that? Yep. Count me in. I suspect this book will be filled with both laughter and tears, and many, many shenanigans. I mean, really, naked in the woods and facing death by grizzly? Yes please. I love watching characters face their past and figure things out, and this one sounds like a great character driven book with plenty of outside stuff going on to push things along the way. Also, this cover? I love it. It's simple yet elegant, but also holds a lot of fun and promise in it.


  1. This one looks like something I might read.

    My WOW

  2. For some reason the early description made me think of "Thelma & Louise" (showing my age there), but it sounds like it probably has a happier ending. :)

    My WoW

  3. The book sounds very interesting! Like the cover. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  4. This looks and sounds really intriguing. Might need to take a closer look at it. Thanks for sharing!

    Fictional Distraction

  5. This sounds really cute!! I've never heard of it before either!

    Xpresso Reads

  6. Ohhh this sounds like a good one! Plus I'm always a sucker for books where the main character is named Anna :) I'll have to check it out!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  7. This one's new to me but it sounds promising! Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW

  8. This book sounds really good! I am excited for all the 2012 debuts. Great pick!

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-28.html

  9. Sounds good, enjoy!


  10. GOOD PICK... she happens to be my teacher!! :) I want to read it 2 but I think I'm to young. I'm really happy that you mentioned her book, thanks! - Cece07 you can find me at

  11. I hadn't come across this one yet! Great pick!! :D

    Here is my Waiting on Wednesday post!