Boy, I love finding new books that I love (which, hopefully, leads to a new author I love and lots more books to read). I just finished THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder and can I just say, loved it!

I sing the praises of Sonya Sones because her books (which are written in verse) are freaking fantastic. I became a huge fan but I wasn’t sure if it was just Sonya’s books or the writing style or verse or what. So I decided to try another one, which is where Lisa’s book come in. THE DAY BEFORE is written in verse and let me tell you, I didn’t want it to end.

Yes, technically, books written in verse are poetry. And you know, I’ve never really considered myself a big fan of peotry because half the time I have no idea what it is I’m supposed to be getting from the poem (so it makes me feel really dumb). But a book in verse is entirely different. The only way I can describe it is this: imagine boiling a pot of salt water until all the liquid goes away and the entire solution has been reduced to the most potent part – the salt. Well, that’s what reading Sonya and Lisa’s books are like to me. Every single word matters. Just the most vital parts are left and they’re so great.

Please check out THE DAY BEFORE (I just purchased another of Lisa’s books but haven’t read it yet) or any of Sonya’s books. I promise, you will not regret it!