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Summer of Salt

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
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ISBN : 9780062493644
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 272 pages
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Summer of Salt Reviews

  • Maraia

    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

  • Giulia

    "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
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  • C.G. Drews

    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

    Georgie: this girl Prue is kind of cute

    Georgie: but like what's the point she's leaving and I'm going to college soon

    Georgie: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Prue: hi

    George: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    It was so soft™ and sweet™ and I just loved them and how their friendship and feelings developed. Ah!

    My actual only negatives is...the birds. Lmao hear me out, I just actually don't love birds. (I was attacked by a kookaburra when I was a smol bean ok. I'm traumatised. It stole my lunch and swiped my face.) And then when everyone is literally SO FREAKING INVESTED in this bird (and later (view spoiler)) I was just sitting here with a fake smile going: right then. But the whole story and the aesthetic of the island was my FAV so this didn't detract. I just didn't really care??

    And it does have a pretty darker undertone at the end. Which I thought was addressed and handled so well. But omg.

    Anyway, basically a Katrina Leno book will NOT disappoint! I was totally swept up in the magic of this, and the aesthetic of the quaint and weird island, and people shedding feathers and eating cake and mysteries threatening to tear their world apart. SO GOOD. ...more

  • Hannah (Peevey) Way

    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
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  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Once again, Leno delivered a beautiful and magical story, which packed an emotional punch.

    Full review to follow.

    *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner

    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.

  • ellie

    oh my god i am SO ready for this summer book about girls loving girls

    truly GAYreat content

  • Kristen

    3.5/5 Stars

    TW: RAPE

    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
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