Author: Jodi Picoult
Publication: October 14th, 2014
Source: Publisher for Review
Read: September 27th - October 11th, 2014
Summary (from Goodreads):
* I received this book free from the publisher for review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. All thoughts and feelings about this novel are my own.*
I was so lucky to receive an early copy of Leaving Time. I'm so excited for the rest of the reading world to dive into this book. This book had me interested from page one to the last page. I was so excited to have time to read this book at the end of the day and would stay up late at night to get a few more pages in. This book also almost made me late for class more than once. This book was truly a page turner.
The book switched viewpoints between, Jenna, her mother Alice, Virgil the detective, and Serenity the physic. At first I was really interested in Jenna's parts, but as the book went on Alice's chapters became my favorite. I liked her chapters most because she talked about Elephants. I learned so much about elephants and elephant grief through this book. The elephants in this book were characters all on their own and I became connected to them just like I did with the humans. Another part I liked about Alice's chapters is that she slowly revealed more about her life with Thomas and Jenna's early years of life at the Elephant Sanctuary. Serenity's chapters were probably my next favorite. Although I don't really believe in physic's it was interesting to see how her mind worked and what she was thinking in regards to solving the mystery of Alice's disappearance. I admire Jenna's courage. She never gave up hope that she would find her mother.
The ending of this novel was truly jaw dropping. Towards the end I was starting to put the pieces together, but I never expected the twist Picoult put in at the end. Picoult wrote another winner with this novel. I loved this book from the beginning to the end. I'm so excited to share this excitement with the rest of the Picoult community. There has not been a Jodi Picoult book that I have read that I haven't liked and Leaving Time is no exception. I learned so much about Elephants through Leaving Time. I watched relationships develop and go through tough times. This book was such an interesting, trilling ride. I absolutely recommend this book to Picoult fans. This book was truly amazing.
Happy Release Day Leaving Time! I hope everybody that reads you loves you as much as I did!