Thursday, April 21, 2011
Moonglass is a beautifully written novel, full of excellent imagery and perfect beach settings. Kirby has a talent for putting words together to create the most affecting, emotional sentences that will have you falling in love from the first page. Anna's observations and commentary on her life are authentic, and her voice will easily pull you in. This book is less structured, and more of a slow exploration of Anna's memories, feelings, the stories from the past and how they fit together and relate to the present. There is a lot of really great emotion between these pages, especially with Anna's relationship with her father, as they deal with her mother's death and their lack of communication. Everything comes together nicely in the end, and Anna's romance with Tyler is the perfect topping to this bittersweet summer confection of a novel. Make sure to pack Moonglass along with your towel and sandals when you head to the beach this summer!
Cover Comments: I just adore the tall view of the beach with the bright moon and the blues and purples of the cover! It's so pretty! This is a fun beach cover that doesn't fall back on the stereotypes!
ARC provided by publisher.
Moonglass is available on May 3rd, 2011!