Review: Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

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Summary:

Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.

Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.

But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to come by as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.


My Thoughts:

I got an arc of this from Netgalley and actually let it sit on my kindle for several months before I gave it a try and I hate that I let it sit for so long.

Summer of Sloane just released on Tuesday and I’m SO excited about this book!

Sloane was EXACTLY what I needed when I read it!

At the time, I was in a bit of a reading slump, but decided to give it a try and ended up flying through it.

It has the perfect atmosphere to get you in the summertime mood and is an excellent late spring read.

Sloane had tons of drama going on in her life, but she was determined to spend time on herself rather than wallow in what happened to her.

That is exactly the message that teens need!

I loved seeing how she responded to different instances that happened and was always cheering her on.

Aside from Sloane and her main storyline, I even found myself wanting  more from the side characters and that isn’t something that happens often for me, but everyone had such interesting things going on.

If you’re in the mood for a fun, contemporary to get ready for Summer then Summer of Sloane is exactly what you need to pick up!

What summery reads are your go-to?

-Melanie

Monday Musings: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow…

What is going on???

ALL OF THE BOOKS COME OUT TOMORROW!!!

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I have no idea what’s going on, but SO many books are releasing tomorrow and I’m so excited about it!

I wanted to highlight just a few even though I know the book world is going crazy about all of the new releases.

Without delay here are my top 4…

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The Selection series has been one of my favorite series for awhile. They have their flaws and I realize that they aren’t the best ever as far as quality, but they’re addicting and I love them. I honestly don’t know who Eadlyn will end up with. NO IDEA. But I’m excited to find out nonetheless!

I maybe pre-ordered The Crown back in SEPTEMBER and have discussed theories with kids at work for weeks…no shame  in my Selection addiction.

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Full disclosure- I still haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses and I’m STILL excited for this book. The cover looks AMAZING! I’m hoping to read both of these as soon as I’m out from work for the summer.

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I’d never read a Morgan Matson book before I started this and I hate that I haven’t. I’m not far into it, but look for a review on it next week!

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I have SO MUCH LOVE for Summer of Sloane!

This is the PERFECT contemporary read for Summer.

Be on the lookout for my review of it on Thursday!


What book are you excited for that releases tomorrow?

Maybe you’re ready for one that isn’t listed here…let me know!

-Melanie