Have I ever mentioned that I really really really LOVE to read? I mean REALLY love it? NO? Well, I do!
At any given time, you will find no less than 5 books on my nightstand, and if I have a spare moment that is not taken up by my amazing family, our sports schedule, cleaning house, doing laundry, blogging, Facebook, more cleaning, et…you will find me with a book in my hand and my nose buried deeply with in it! I hope my kids love to read as much as I do one day. The hubby does NOT share my love for reading, not even a little! I share this with you so you’ll know how EXCITED I am to share a review of one of my FAVORITE author’s books!
I found out about author Jenny B. Jones a couple years ago while perusing our local library’s aisles, looking for something new. The book I found was actually a YA (young adult) book, “So Not Happening” by Jenny B Jones. I had no idea who this chick was but I thought I would give it a try. I finished it in a DAY! That is not uncommon for me, but I could not get over how FUNNY this book was. I connected with and I LOVED the story but I loved the writing, I loved the humor! SO I quickly got online and put a hold on every book she had and read through them all! And LOVED them all. And since they were YA, I got them for my teenage niece for Christmas and she loved them too! Ms. Jones also writes adult fiction and one of my all time favorite books is one of hers, “Just Between You and Me”. I made our book club read it too! Then she came out with “Save the Date” And now, “There You’ll Find Me”, which is considered YA too but trust me, it touches you no matter your age! Had it not been labeled Young Adult, I wouldn’t have known! I love Jenny B. Jones. I love how she tackles tough issues with her usual snark and characters you can easily relate to! And I love this cover too!!!
I LOVED this book! “There You’ll Find Me” made me laugh out loud (the hubby doesn’t even ask anymore what is so funny when I start cracking up while reading) and it made me cry.
Here is a bit of the back story:
Straight from Jenny B. Jones blog:
Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen year old. She’s witty, tough, and driven. With an upcoming audition at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to compose her audition piece. But her creativity disappeared with the death of her older brother.
She decides to travel to Ireland following his travel journal. It’s the place he felt most alive – and she desperately needs to feel alive again. So she agrees to an exchange program and boards the plane. Beckett Rush, teen heartthrob and Hollywood bad boy, is flying to Ireland to finish filming his latest vampire movie. On the flight, he meets Finley. She’s the one girl who seems immune to his charm. Undeterred, Beckett convinces her to be his assistant in exchange for his help as a tour guide.
Once in Ireland, Finley starts to break down – the loss of her brother and the pressure of school, her audition, and whatever it is that is happening between her and Beckett, leads her to new – and dangerous – vices.
Then she comes across something that changes her perspective irrevocably. Is it enough to convince her that everything she’s been looking for has been with her all along?
I don’t want to give out any spoilers so I won’t tell you what happens but I will tell you that you’ll love it too!
Here are a few of my favorite quotes!
° “I think if you’re going to drool on me, we should at least be on a first-name basis.”
° “My counselor called me depressed. I called me devastated.”
° “Dig deep into that cold, callous heart of yours, Frankie. – It’s Finley. – Dig deep and find some kindness.”
° “Good Heavens, Harry Potter didn’t have any magic like the kind this kid was brewing! ° “The town said I killed him. – “Did you”- “IF wishes were bullets!”
I have 2 FREE COPIES of There You’ll Find Me to give out!!! All you have to do is comment on this blog (or in our comments on our Plum Adorable Face Book page) in the comments section telling us that you would like a copy and we’ll draw names Friday evening!
Also, check out Jenny B Jones blog online, she is super funny!!!