A magic passed down through generations . . . Georgina Fernweh waits with growing impatience for the tingle of magic in her fingersmagic that has been passed down through every woman in her family. Her twin sister, Mary, already shows an ability to defy gravity. But with their eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come.An island where strange things happen . . . No one on the island of By-the-Sea would ever call the Fernwehs what they really are, but if you need the odd bit of helpsay, a sleeping aid concocted by moonlightthey are the ones to ask.No one questions the weather, as moody and erratic as a summer storm.No one questions the (allegedly) three-hundred-year-old bird who comes to roost on the island every year.A summer that will become legend . . . When tragedy strikes, what made the Fernweh women special suddenly casts them in suspicion. Over the course of her last summer on the islanda summer of storms, of love, of saltGeorgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms....
|Title||:||Summer of Salt|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
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Summer of Salt Reviews
Pls be sapphic also hoping this is a better version of Wild Beauty. Also this cover is gorgeous.
Yet another Goodreads-hyped disappointment. Arrrrrgh. Moralistic quasi-feminist gothic tale emerges as one big unholy Alice Hoffman/Nancy Drew mashup.
Still contemplating whether to give this one 2.5 or 3 stars.
Do you know these type of books where you kinda enjoy what you’re reading but then you don’t really know what you’re reading which makes you not enjoy the book anymore (this doesn’t even make sense)?
Well, this was how I felt while reading this one. It was very atmospherical and I loved the setting but it felt like the plotline wasn‘t fully thought out and just randomly chosen by the author. I don‘t know what exactly the main plot of t ...more
I loved this book! The quirky setting, the atmosphere, the magic and all those lovely characters. I loved that there were so many forms of love in this book, between mother&daughters, sisters and friends; love for an island, for a bird, for a specific time, for nostalgia, but that there was also a romance (even better that it was f/f), and that the romance was rightly pushed to the background by the mystery of the plot. I loved the coming-of-age-feel of this book. I loved how it was funny, G ...more
Absolutely stunning. Full review to come.
This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Summer of Salt is one of those books that quietly sneaks up on you, until before you know it, you’re fully immersed in a story of sisters, magic, and a small island overrun with birdwatchers. The fabulist elements were incorporated beautifully into the story, and I could almost feel the magic of By-the-Sea myself as I ...more
It was all too easy to be immersed in this world and among these characters once I started reading SUMMER OF SALT. I was instantly drawn into the narrative, and that in part has to do with how well the author brought the characters and the setting to life. I definitely liked that it was mostly a contemporary tale with a slight magical twist, and I'm glad I read it.