Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Hosted by Breaking the Spine
It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry into this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

Out March 13th. Summary taken from Goodreads.

I was actually lucky enough to get a ARC of this on NetGalley, but it was so good I am definitely going to buy a finished copy. Be looking for my review of this one a little closer to the release date.


Frishawn Rasheed said...

OOOOOh I so want to read this!
Thank you so very much for your visit to "WTF Are You Reading?"
Following you now

Jac said...

I am so excited to read this one for so many reasons! The gypsy in my soul loves the idea of travel, and the good girl in me loves the thrill of "going bad"!! Great choice this week :)

Come see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday! (And be sure to enter my giveaway.)

Joy said...

Sounds great, enjoy!

Sandy said...

This is on my tbr and I can't wait to read it, I want to be a global vagabond :). I hope we both enjoy it!


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