Review: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Moonglass“When Anna was little, she and her mother used to search for sea glass, but since they looked at night, they called it moonglass. Now, ten years after her mother’s mysterious death, her father is working as head lifeguard on the same beach where her mother grew up and her parents first met and fell in love.
Reluctant to get close to anyone (including her father) and not pleased about having to start at a new school, Anna begins to spend more time alone, running the length of the beach and wondering about who her mother really was. After meeting a lifeguard named Tyler, she slowly lets her guard down and together they start exploring the abandoned houses that dot the beach.

But when learning more about her mother’s past leads to a painful discovery, Anna must reconcile her desire for solitude with ultimately accepting the love of her family and friends.”

Let’s start with the fact that Moonglass is beautifully written. I was actually really slow reading it, because for whatever reason my copy wouldn’t work on my NookColor and I was stuck reading it on the computer. A task I hate with a passion, but this book was so worth it.

Anna is very confused about her past and seemingly takes it out on everyone around her. She’s reluctant to make new friends, but manages to do so pretty fast. Her new friends all seriously rock. I absolutely adore Ashley, who at first glance is a slightly clueless, bubbly rich girl. Sure, she is those things, but she has a heart of gold. You can tell being around her would be sure to cheer anyone up. Tyler is just adorably cocky. Who doesn’t love a guy who is a touch full of himself, but in a charming way? James, too, while not in the story much is so cute!

I absolutely love books set at the beach. There’s just something about them that makes me happy and a touch envious at the same time. This one doesn’t disappoint with the setting and feel. The actual story though is beautiful and haunting. It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.

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  1. _yay_ says:

    Sounds like a keeper! Thanks for the fab review. It makes me want to read the book…
    Have you read The Stillburrow Crush? It’s also beautifully written (YA romance). You can find a review on my blog.

  2. Kelly says:

    Great review! I just bought this one recently, and I can’t wait to read it (once I get through all my library books). I feel the same way about books set on the beach. I love them, but they always make me wish I lived near the ocean.

  3. I…loved this book. A lot. I have it sitting on my shelf and I haven’t done a review for it but I think I might have to as yours is probably the first one I’ve seen and I want to spread the word, too.

    I could envision the entire thing as I read, and afterward I desperately wished I were by the water!

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