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
Unlike Katrina Leno’s previous books, the magical realism in Summer of Salt isn’t subtle. The magic in this book is evident right from the beginning and plays a central role in the story. What isn’t evident from the beginning, however, is the important and powerful message this book has to share. It would have been a sweet, diverse, wonderfully relatable coming-of-age story regardless, but Katrina Leno doesn’t leave it at that. She wanted her book to mean something, and oh, did she succeed. This ...more
"On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic."
I can already feel that this is gonna be an Unpopular Opinion Time 🐸☕
TW: rape, slut shaming
This was…just not my thing.
First though, lemme point out the diversity in this book:
lesbian main character
aroace side character
bi side character
If I gotta be honest, though, apart from the very appreciated diversity, the characters themselves felt rather…two-dimensional? They weren’t captivating and special.
Throughout the re ...more
I always expect a beautifully magical time when it comes to a Leno book. 😍And actually excuse me while I sit here all starry-eyed, but this was EXACTLY as beautiful and magical as I hoped. (Although I think my favourite Leno book is always going to be Everything All at Once because BOOKS. And ANXIETY. Basically the most relatable thing ever.)
This one is slightly more magicy than the others, with a family living on an island who actually do downright witchy things like float and turn into birds ...more
I have been looking forward to reading this book for months, and maybe I over hyped it for myself? I have read two previous novels by Leno and I really enjoyed both of them immensely and the premise for this book just seemed like she would knock it out of the park. Instead, there is what felt like a half-baked story of villainy squeezed into a totally different book about witches and bird watchers and some really great characters populating a small, quirky little island.
I loved the main charact ...more
Katrina Leno can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Her books have soul, they are different and they make you believe a 300-year-old bird actually exist.
Summer of Salt is pure gold.
oh my god i am SO ready for this summer book about girls loving girls
truly GAYreat content
I'm kinda torn. There are parts of this book that I really liked. I just feel like the whole thing could have been so much MORE.
What I Liked:
1. The Atmospheric Writing - This book felt equal parts like a contemporary, a magical realism and a murder mystery book. The descriptions about the town were particularly compelling. I definitely preferred the parts of the book with the more magical realism feel to it. The more contemporary parts were kind of what cheapened the whole thi ...more