Sunday, November 17, 2013

Review: My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson

Title: My Own Miraculous 
Author: Joshilyn Jackson  
Published: October 2013, William Morrow Impulse
Format: e-book  
Source: Personal copy

Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old. She fell for her son—deeply, instantly, completely—but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon on her plate, feeding her.

Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent. She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend Walcott acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace.

To protect her son, Shandi must grow up, fast, and find an answer to the question—How does a girl remake herself into a mother?

My thoughts: This is the prequel to Joshilyn Jackson's Someone Else's Love Story. It's a short story that introduces us not only to the main characters but sort of sets the scene for what's to come. It's very easy to become immersed in Shandi's world and this brief glimpse not only gives you some answers as to who she is but leaves you with some questions that will hopefully be answered in Someone Else's Love Story.

I've read one other book by Joshilyn Jackson, and I really enjoyed it, so I wasn't surprised when I found myself glued to the pages of this one. Now I'm quite anxious to get to Someone Else's Love Story and find out more about Shandi and Natty.

If you know an author has a prequel coming out, do you read it or do you skip it?



  1. What an interesting way to introduce a longer work! This is an author who interests me.

  2. I didn't read this before reading Someone Else's Love Story, but I loved that enough that I might go back and read it now :)


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