Book Review: The Mark of the Hummingbird by Jessica Gollub

I Could.Not.Put.This.Book.Down.
Okay, now that I've got that out of the way on to my review.
The Mark of the Hummingbird is a dystopian novel about a girl coming of age, discovering secrets and trying to survive.
Sounds like every other popular YA dystopian novel out there right now, doesn't it? But it's not! The Mark of the Hummingbird is a breath of fresh air--or maybe crisp, cool and clean air? *winter*cough*winter*. The characters are written well and each have their own distinct voice. I was drawn in by their stories, even the ones that at first weren't likeable I was able to sympathize with.
The story keeps you hooked right from page one as you ask questions and the answers are slowly revealed throughout the book--sometimes through flashbacks and sometimes through conversation and thought.
Jessica Gollub created a masterful book that stands out amongst the dystopian novels today and it had me wondering if perhaps I should start preparing for the Frozen Days. 5 out of 5 stars.
You can purchase on Amazon HERE
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Burying the truth in the snow can’t conceal it forever
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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.
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