Idea hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine
Author: Heidi R Kling
Author Website: www.heidirkling.com
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, June 10 2010
Pre-Order the book on Amazon right here: Sea
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother's accidental disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen year old California girl Sienna "Sea" Jones reluctantly travels with her father's volunteer team to six months post-tsunami Indonesia. During her stay at the orphanage, she meets scarred and soulful Deni who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.
She knows they can't be together, so why can't she stay away from him? And what about her old-best-friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why is her psychiatrist father so secretive about her mother's plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to the truth. And Sea's real adventure begins.
I am really looking forward to this book being released. I know it's a long way off yet but I can't wait to have a shiny hardcover on my bookshelf. I read the back story on what inspired Heidi to write this novel and I was touched by what I read, the lengths her husband went to, to help those affected by the devastating Tsunami in 2004, was amazing. Also, this looks like no other book I have read before. And look at that yummy cover, it makes me want to stroke it and it would be crazy cool if the cover was textued. I put this book in my book diary a while back. Yep, I have a book diary. What of it? you know you want one! Plus, Heidi is lovely, i've spoken to her a few times on Twitter and I am looking forward to seeing how well the book does when it's released and also on the look out for future books by her. So, this week, I am pining for Sea, and even though I have 253 days to wait, I am certain it will be worth it.