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
A little slow to start, but ultimately enjoyable.
Summer of Salt is very unorthodox, and in a good way. Containing elements of magic and deep family ties, its characters can do any variety of amazing things at will - except for Georgie, our non-magic storyteller. Oftentimes she acts like there's nothing special about her because of her lack of powerful talents, until she meets Prue, a tourist who's arrived for a summer of bird-watching. The two girls spark up a romance, and meanwhile the book address themes of sibling rivalry, courage and the p ...more
“One the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic.”I thought that Summer of Salt would be an atmospheric story about a quirky island and the magical sisters who call it home, but it was so much more than that. Summer of Salt explored grief, pain, the deep bonds of family, all in this beautifully fantastical setting.
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This story was so beautifully atmospheric and magical. I loved the quirky and unique setting of By-the-Sea. It really felt ...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
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.
This book was AMAZING! Very quirky, different, and weird but I loved it! It was unlike anything I've ever read before. I literally devoured the pages and basically read this book in one sitting. This book has it all, family, friends, first loves, and mystery, all with a slightly dark twist.
This story follows Georgina Fernweh, and her twin sister Mary, in their tiny island hometown called By-The-Sea. Every woman in their family has magical powers. Mary has been showing signs of her powers since t ...more
this book was SO SO GOOD and IMPORTANT you guys!!!!!!! aaaa you should all just go read it right now
i bought this because it sounded like a cute summer read, which it WAS and it even exceeded all my expectations! its magicky, witchy but also soft and summery, featuring DIVERSE characters and a lot of kickass women characters and it has just such good aesthetic vibes to it
but the good things dont stop there! what i didnt know and didnt expect of this book is that it raises awareness for sexual as ...more
okay, this was cute and important and i liked it!! however, it felt like a contemporary even though magic was present? i can't even explain it, i just wanted it to feel more magical and i was really curious about that aspect of the book.
the whole thing seemed like a beautiful, gorgeous, unique idea but it wasn't executed in the best way and i liked it but i also really wish it was better.