Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Wonder of Wanderlove!

I am thrilled to talk about Kirsten Hubbard's WANDERLOVE today. But first, check out what the other Bookanistas are up to:

Christine Fonseca  is wow'd by WANDERLOVE
Stasia Ward Kehoe reads for National Poetry Month
Katy Upperman delights in SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY
Tracy Banghart honors THE HEX HALL trilogy

Corrine Jackson is thrilled over A TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER
Hilary Wagner deems the DANNY DRAGONBREATH Series Fantastic!


And don't forget about the blog tour still going on for LACRIMOSA. Today, I am hanging out with fellow Bookanista, Shelli Johannes talking about my editing process with LACRIMOSA. 


On to my Bookanista Shout out for WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard:


Release Date: 3/13/2012


Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
It all begins with a stupid question: 


Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America--the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan's found, is to keep moving forward. 


But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry into this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

Why I liked it: 
No one writes setting like Kirsten. She knows how to paint a scene, rich in sensory detail, making you experience her story. WANDERLOVE is no exception to this. Packed with descriptions and a story that will awaken the gypsy-spirit in all of us, this story made me want to pack a bag in search of my own less-traveled path. I loved every word! Check it out - you won't be disappointed!

And tell me, what are you reading these days?

    3 comments:

    1. I posted reviews for this yesterday. LOL. I loved it! :)

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    2. I have to make sure I have this on my TBR list. I am currently reading Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet. Just started but interesting thus far.

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    3. I still need to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the reminder.

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    Thanks for your input!