Monday, March 17, 2014

The Mark of The Hummingbird Book #YA

The Mark of The Hummingbird Jessica Gollub

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.”

Jessica Gollub Outdoor Winter Office

“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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76 thoughts on “The Mark of The Hummingbird Book #YA

    1. Jessica Gollub

      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!


    1. Jessica Gollub

      Boo… I hate it when I read books I’m not enjoying. I always feel the need to finish it, just in case it turns around… but more often than not it doesn’t. 🙁

    1. Jessica Gollub

      Me too! I started the series thinking that SURELY by now all the books would be written (since the first one came out what… in 1990?) It wasn’t until I read the last one that I realized I had to wait! HAHAH!

  1. Alison W

    I am currently reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and am excited for the remainder of the series.

    1. Jessica Gollub

      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?

  2. Viv Sluys

    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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  5. Linda Little

    Rereading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon before the next book in the series comes out in June. Awesome series.

    1. Jessica Gollub

      I love that with the Outlander books, there is always something new and interesting happening, no matter if you have a lot of time to read, or mot much at all.

  6. Tisha

    I’m currently reading Diva by Jillian Larkin and the book I really really really want to read right now is Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen. I just love all of her novels!

  7. Wayne Lecoy

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a Paperback copy of The Mark of The Hummingbird by Jessica Gollub.
    In response to your question of What book are you currently reading or would like to read?
    Right now i am reading The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!

  8. Kim F

    I am just starting Allegiant – had to wait for my daughter and all of her friends to read it first haha.


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