Monday, December 9, 2013

Review + Author Spotlight: Hannah Jayne stops by The Crazy Bookworm!

Hannah Jayne

Hannah is the author of the UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the upcoming young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she's not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home and attempts to share couch space with two enormous cats.

What secrets did Hannah keep as a teenager?

I don’t know what it is about being a teenager but something happens between twelve and say, fifteen. All of the sudden your simple life is thrown into massive confusion, secret missions, and bizarre campaigns. It’s like you’ve been dropped into some James Bond movie and your job is to keep every secret ever.

That being said, I kept a lot of secrets as a teenager. Some were benign: my actual weight, the fact that Sara really did get perms to get her “signature” curls, the knowledge that Kevin and JC made out in the closet at that one party in October. And some that weren’t the kind of secrets I should have kept—like that that Pam kept vodka in the water bottle she sipped from at school, that Jess’s boyfriend thought she was eighteen (because he was twenty-nine), that my boyfriend was so jealous he called me every hour and freaked if I didn’t immediately answer.
The small secrets—weights, perms, crushes, whose kissing who—were silly and fun and a part of high school and being a teenager. Those are the cool spy secrets, the ones you tell late at night and pinkie swear never to repeat—“Omigod! They made out in the car in front of my house?! Those are the ones you’ll remember for twenty years and taunt your old high school friends with later—“Hey, remember when you swore that you and BJ were going to get married?!”

The other ones—the secrets that make you feel weird or anxious or scared—you’ll remember for twenty years, too but not for the same reasons. Those are the ones you’ll keep remembering and keep thinking, “I should have told someone,” or “I could have done something.” Those are the ones that if you did tell, or at least refuse to keep, can take you from super spy to super hero even if it means betraying a trust. Sometimes a secret isn’t meant to be kept. Sometimes that plaintive whisper in your ear could be someone screaming for help. Except for the one about my actual weight. That one I’m taking to the grave.

See Jane Run
Release Date: January 7th, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult
My Thoughts:
See Jane Run was exactly what I needed when looking for a thrilling escape from the normal hustle and bustle of daily life. See Jane Run had me completely immersed! I could not put it down...Which resulted in 2 very groggy and sleepy(but very worth it!) mornings because I stayed up way past my bed time to keep reading!

I absolutely adored Truly, Madly, Deady, so I was very excited to get my hands on this one. Yet, I was a little nervous because would I really love this one the same? Yes! I loved it just the same, if not more. Hannah Jayne knows how to pen outstanding, loveable characters; Ones that you can't help but sympathize with. Jayne also has an amazing ability to craft such heart-pounding, jaw-dropping storylines.  See Jane Run did not lack either of these qualities.

 A mysterious reading experience paired with an amazing character cast made this novel unforgettable!
Definitely add this book to your 'Fireside Reads' this Winter!
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