Monday, March 19, 2012

Author Jill Hathaway on Books

So there are a ton of amazing books I’ve read recently!

FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

I was soooo excited to get to read this one early. The book grabbed me from the very beginning, when Delaney falls through the ice. This is actually one of my greatest fears. Whenever I drive on a bridge over a river or something, I picture what I would do if I accidentally drove into the water. So I was completely on edge when Delaney fell. After they pull her out, she develops this weird affinity with people who are about to die; it’s fascinating. Also, Decker is one of my favorite characters of all time! Definitely check this one out!

UNEARTHLY and HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand

There are a ton of angel books out there, but what really sets Cynthia’s books apart is her gorgeous writing style. I read UNEARTHLY while I was on a camping trip last summer, and I’m afraid I was totally rude, ignoring everyone so I could find out what happened to Clara. UNEARTHLY has a really smart mythology, and I was riveted as Cynthia slowly revealed the secrets of Clara’s background. When I finished reading the book, I contacted Cynthia to let her know how much I liked it, and we became friends. She sent me a copy of HALLOWED, and it was every bit as brilliant as UNEARTHLY. It actually had me in tears, and I’m not one to cry when I’m reading. I can’t wait to read the third book in the series!

11/22/63 by Stephen King

So I’m a huge Stephen King fan (as is Rollins in SLIDE), and I needed something to read during those late night feedings after my son was born. I downloaded King’s latest novel and was immediately daunted by the book’s length… a whopping 1000 pages! But I was quickly sucked in by the brilliant premise. Jake Epping, a high school English teacher, finds an… um… portal (?) through which he can travel to the year 1958. So he’s able to go back and change things and see how they alter the future. But there’s a catch… Every time he goes back through the portal, history is reset. So he basically has to go back and change everything again and again if he wants to keep those same results. Ultimately, he wants to prevent JFK from being assassinated, but I felt like that was almost a backstory to the real tale, which is about Jake falling in love. This book explores whether, indeed, everything happens for a reason.

Thanks for having me, Zoe, and allowing me to share some wonderful books with you!

Thanks so much to Jill for stopping by!  Click here to follow the rest of the stops on this tour. 


  1. I loved Fracture!! I have yet to read Unearthly or 11/22/63 but they both sound really awesome! Thanks for sharing :D

    1. Definitely read Unearthly! Honestly I'm usually not into angels at all but Cynthia Hand makes me a believer. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kayla, are you into Stephen King? I really loved this book! Very different from his earlier work, but AH-MAZING!

    1. Hi Jill thanks for stopping by! I've read previous Stephen King (Hearts in Atlantis, Dreamcatcher, From a Buick 73, etc) but haven't picked up anything by him in a few years. I may have to delve back in and try this new book out!

    2. I was a huge fan of his older books: THE DEAD ZONE, IT, THE SHINING, THE STAND... But this was such a unique premise and so absorbing in a completely different way! There were a few scary-ish parts, but mostly it was a love story.


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