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.
I’m not sure whether it was a good idea or not to release “The Mark of the Hummingbird” in the winter of 2013-14. In some ways I was foolhardy to publish a book about the world freezing over during a winter where the Polar Vortex was constant news, though on the other hand after this winter, even more people would “get it.” At least spring is coming now, (I hope) and the grass will grow again, and it’s looking less and less likely that we’re all going to need to hide underground for the next few decades (fingers crossed).
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. Writing was a dream I have carried since I was old enough to understand that the words on the pages were put there by someone, and there is something exhilarating (and completely terrifying) about putting your dreams out there to succeed or fail. I’ve been pleased at the feedback I’ve gotten so far, and I love that both friends and strangers alike are getting wrapped up in this story (and if it gives you any added, completely unbiased incentive to pick up a copy, my mom TOTALLY loved it too.)
Some reviews of “The Mark of the Hummingbird”
“Kept me hooked from the first page & kept me wondering what would happen next. Can’t wait to read more from this author!”
“I must say I loved this book! It was well written with relatable characters and I found it difficult to put down. The ending was perfect.”
“The Mark of the Hummingbird” is Jessica Gollub’s recently released debut young adult novel. Jessica lives in Manitoba, Canada with her husband, two fabulously precocious preschool children and nine chickens (and if anyone is wondering, her last name is pronounced like “Gollum”, but with a B). She is currently working on the second book in the series: “The Song of the Sisters”. P.S. There were no hummingbirds harmed in the making of this book.
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Good series! It kills me that all the books aren’t done yet. I need to tell George RR Martin to hurry up. Enjoy it!
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I need to read those. “The Handmaid’s Tale” was one of my inspirations for “The Mark of the Hummingbird” I love Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novels, but I haven’t read that one yet. Is it good?
I just finished the first book in a series so I”m hoping I can get the next one soon. The one I just finished is Distant Dreams. I’m also reading The Honest Toddler, which is hilarious!
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I am so out of the loop on books. Anything really I would read.
I heard “The Mark of the Hummingbird” is really good! HAHAH! #shameless
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Sounds like a cool book!
It is! (Though, I am completely and utterly biased) 😉
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I’m not currently reading any book. I hope to be reading about the hummingbirds 🙂 !
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