Saturday, 18 May 2013

Emi Lost and Found Day!

It's finally here!  A day where I can celebrate one of my favourite book series, one of my favourite authors and one of my best friends all rolled into one!

What is Emi Lost and Found Day, you may well ask?  Well, 18 May is the birthday of Emi Hennigan.  She is the main character in the Emi Lost and Found series.  Obviously.  The series consists of three books, each of which is told from a different character's point of view but each of which centres around Emi.  I don't want to give too much away to those of you who haven't read the series yet (WHY HAVE YOU NOT READ THE SERIES YET?) but here is my summary of the books:

Book 1 is Lost and Found, told by Nate Wilson.  Sigh, Nate.  Nate is a successful artist and his best friend is Emi.  They've been friends since high school, but Nate has always wanted to be more.  This book takes us through the ups and downs of their relationship.  Fair warning: you are going to want to slap both Nate and Emi during the course of this book, but this is one of the reasons I love these characters so much!  I mean, who of us have not wanted to slap our closest friends at times?  And that's what these characters become to readers - friends, who you'll want to visit with again and again.

Book 2 is Time Stands Still and is told by Emi herself.  Emi is struggling to get over a heart-breaking loss, and believe me, you will cry with her.  Often.  And this is coming from someone who practically brags about not being a crier.  I sobbed, okay?  I sobbed.  But there is light and the end of Emi's dark tunnel and it's a wonderful journey to take with her.

Book 3, Never Look Back, is told by Jack Holland.  Sigh, Jack.  Jack has harboured a secret crush for Emi since college and one fantastical kiss.  But being the gentleman he is, Jack has never let anyone know about his feelings.  Well, hardly anyone.  Jack is handsome and successful and kind and gentle and I could just go on and on about Jack.  He is also patient.  Very, very patient.  Will all Jack's dreams come true?  Well, you'll just have to read the books to find out.

And I really do encourage you with all my heart to read these books.  Lori is a wonderful story teller, and her stories are real.  They may be heart-breaking at times, they may make you cross, but they'll also make you laugh and sigh and smile and hug yourself.

I am very thankful that I decided to read Lori's books and I just know that she'll be telling us wonderful stories for many, many years to come.

So Emi Lost and Found Day is a day for us fanatical fans to share our love for Emi with anyone and everyone who will listen.  You will see us all over the interwebs, on Facebook, on Twitter, all over.  Just look out for appropriate hashtags and pictures.  Many of us will be changing our profile pics and avis in our show of support.

And if you want to know more, click on the Emi Lost and Found button on the top left of this page.  You won't be sorry!