The Mark of the Hummingbird by Jessica Gollub ~ Book Review

Book Summary:

Burying the truth in the snow can’t conceal it forever

Leona was born a survivor—one of the few sheltered in a prison that withstood the plummeting temperatures of the frozen days. Now, as the weather slowly warms, she struggles to understand a culture and society vastly different than the one created by her elders. Standing on the cusp of her seventeenth birthday, the day she will officially become a woman and eligible for marriage, the tiny world she had long since accepted suddenly seems stifling. Conflicts and curiosity propel her beyond the fences of her home into a barren and uncertain future, with one asset that just might keep her alive.

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This book is so fitting for this winter. Will the winter ever end? The book is set in "frozen" days for 17 years! I don't think I could handle that especially knowing what summer is like. Leona was born in the caves (under ground abandoned prison) she has heard the stories about life before the frozen days started and wants to explore outside the walls on her only home. This was definitely a fun storyline. The author does a fabulous job on each character, making the book feel as though you have step into a new time, sometime in the future. The author switches between characters and time frames but does it in a way that you don't get lost. The story all pieces together when you switch back and forth.

The story has some twist in it that you are expecting but many that you do not expect. There really wasn't a dull moment in this story and it kept me wanting to know more. The author did a great job on her first book and I look forward to reading more by Jessica Gollub.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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