Hello Bookish People,
Today Is My Stop On The When Summer Ends Book Tour
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (April 9, 2019)
Praise for WHEN SUMMER ENDS
“Bringing the small-town Michigan setting evocatively to the forefront, Pennington’s sophomore novel captures the pleasures of new love.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Praise for LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES
“A captivating read and a great pick for fans of Morgan Matson and Emery Lord!” ―RT Book Reviews
“Filled with lyrics, love, and late nights, Pennington’s debut novel will appeal to romance fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti.” ―School Library Journal
“Pennington’s debut is a light road-tripping romance about redemption and the love of music.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Reading Cam & Vee’s past and present romance reminds me of This is Us! This is going on my keeper shelf.” ―Simone Elkeles, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after.” ―Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden
“Boys in bands, second chance romance, and pitch-perfect chemistry. Love Songs & Other Lies hits all the right notes!” ―Gina Ciocca, author of Last Year’s Mistake
“Fun and full of heart, with a hero who stole my heart!” ―Katie McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits
Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?
Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.
Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.
This book was received as an ARC from the publisher and Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
➽TW: Abandonment, neglect, and underage drinking.
Two changed fates
One chance to fall in love
“Why did we have to meet the summer before I move away?”
When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington is the perfect YA contemporary to Finish off your Summer Reading. The Michigan beach town setting is the perfect backdrop for this sweet coming of age story. The authors ability to create a book that is Ya swoon worthy and strong family and friendships themed book makes this book a perfect read.
Jessica Pennington seems to have ability for for writing stories that feature settings that are perfect for a very sweet light summer romance. Both of the characters work at a popular tourist spot in Michigan, and I really enjoyable to read about their boating and camping adventures. It definitely sets the stage for some sweet romance.
The duel perspectives added an extra element to the story that I really enjoyed
This coming of age story is told from the perspectives of Olivia and her boyfriend, Aiden. Olivia is a perfectly flawed character and it is quite relatable reading about her struggles. She has to make some tough choices as well as come to grips that some things in life are not within our control. I really loved how Olivia’s character developed in the plot as the book progresses.
I really enjoyed this faced paced heartwarming modern family themed storyline. The storyline is creative with unconventional family themes, which makes the book more relatable.
Fans of the YA contemporary genre will love this new novel from Jessica Pennington. When Summer Ends has the perfect setting for a summer romance, full of family, friendship, and love, and with big changes that lead into new beginnings
Definitely one book to read before this summer ends..
Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.
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