Summer of Salt

Summer of Salt

A magic passed down through generations . . . Georgina Fernweh waits with growing impatience for the tingle of magic in her fingers?magic 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. A A magic passed down through generations . . . Georgina Fernweh waits with growing impatience for the tingle...

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Title:Summer of Salt
Author:Katrina Leno
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062493647
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Summer of Salt Reviews

  • Kristy
    Oct 29, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

  • Katrina Leno
    Sep 04, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

  • Melanie
    Sep 07, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

  • ALEXA
    Apr 10, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

    This book is so beautiful, I feel so emotional about it now that I've finished it.Although it's an unquestionably magical book, it is not the magic what has captivated me, but the relationship between these two sisters and the poetic form in which the story is told. First time trying...

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* "I think a person can be a home, sometimes, just as much as a place or a house can." Based on reviews alone, I knew I was in for a good time when I started this. Little did I know it was going ...

    It was all too easy to be immersed in this world and among these characters once I started reading SUMMER OF SALT. I was instantly drawn into the narrative, and that in part has to do with how well the author brought the characters and the setting to life. I definitely liked that it wa...

  • Sana
    Jan 31, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

  • Scarllet ✦ Underrated Lit Warrior
    Aug 07, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Jul 07, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    May 01, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

  • Maraia
    Feb 06, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

  • C.G. Drews
    Apr 12, 2016

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

  • Es Summer
    Jul 27, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Aug 06, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

  • rachel
    Oct 11, 2017

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    May 12, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

    This book is so beautiful, I feel so emotional about it now that I've finished it.Although it's an unquestionably magical book, it is not the magic what has captivated me, but the relationship between these two sisters and the poetic form in which the story is told. First time trying...

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* "I think a person can be a home, sometimes, just as much as a place or a house can." Based on reviews alone, I knew I was in for a good time when I started this. Little did I know it was going ...

  • Cori Reed
    Aug 10, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

  • Kassie
    Sep 28, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

    This book is so beautiful, I feel so emotional about it now that I've finished it.Although it's an unquestionably magical book, it is not the magic what has captivated me, but the relationship between these two sisters and the poetic form in which the story is told. First time trying...

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* "I think a person can be a home, sometimes, just as much as a place or a house can." Based on reviews alone, I knew I was in for a good time when I started this. Little did I know it was going ...

    It was all too easy to be immersed in this world and among these characters once I started reading SUMMER OF SALT. I was instantly drawn into the narrative, and that in part has to do with how well the author brought the characters and the setting to life. I definitely liked that it wa...

    ?in a family full of girls, you realize quickly that no girls are ordinary. whether or not they turn into birds, girls could fly and make magic all their own.? I don?t think I?ve cried this much reading a book since I read aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the univ...

    3.5 Stars ?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...

    This is like Practical Magic BUT also it's own story. Reading this book had the same exact vibes as Practical Magic when thinking about the magic and family. I loved the dynamic there. The story was amazing. I loved how Katrina Leno navigated a sexual assault story within this magic...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    May 28, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

    This book is so beautiful, I feel so emotional about it now that I've finished it.Although it's an unquestionably magical book, it is not the magic what has captivated me, but the relationship between these two sisters and the poetic form in which the story is told. First time trying...

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* "I think a person can be a home, sometimes, just as much as a place or a house can." Based on reviews alone, I knew I was in for a good time when I started this. Little did I know it was going ...

    It was all too easy to be immersed in this world and among these characters once I started reading SUMMER OF SALT. I was instantly drawn into the narrative, and that in part has to do with how well the author brought the characters and the setting to life. I definitely liked that it wa...

    ?in a family full of girls, you realize quickly that no girls are ordinary. whether or not they turn into birds, girls could fly and make magic all their own.? I don?t think I?ve cried this much reading a book since I read aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the univ...

    3.5 Stars ?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...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jul 18, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Dec 24, 2017

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

  • Giulia
    Jun 12, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

  • alice (arctic books)
    Jan 20, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Sep 28, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

  • ellie
    May 17, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    Jul 25, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

    This book is so beautiful, I feel so emotional about it now that I've finished it.Although it's an unquestionably magical book, it is not the magic what has captivated me, but the relationship between these two sisters and the poetic form in which the story is told. First time trying...

  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Aug 08, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

  • Lauren
    Aug 29, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

  • •°• gabs •°•
    Sep 23, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

  • Jonna Peltokangas
    Oct 25, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...

    This was just such a ?me? book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it. ...

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters! What had initially convinced me to pick this book up was the f/f romance. I'm nor...

    Feels like this would make a great movie, someone should call Hollywood. ...

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical realism/witchy reads. "I think a person can be home, sometimes, just as much as a pla...

    this book is the embodiment of waves crashing into each other. you know when you?re standing on a beach, and you?re watching a wave make its way to you, and you think to yourself: ?i think i should stand here and let myself be taken by the sea.? and that?s exactly what happen...

    my fave book of the year?? ...

    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 he...

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature. The lyrical prose combined with the love for nature makes it very descriptive and surrealistic. I think th...

    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 b...

    4.5 star What a beautiful little book. ...

    'I knew that he would use that gun, because that is what small, scared men did: they used things more powerful than themselves to make up the difference. They hid behind weapons of mass destruction: big guns and bigger bombs.'* SO THIS BOOK KINDA BROKE ME AND MAYBE ALSO HEALED ME A ...

    oKAY you know what? It started raining right as I finished this book. There's some lightning/thunder blessing my ears right now and I call that the magic of Summer of Salt. RTC. ...

    In Georgina Fernweh's family, it's just accepted: the Fernweh women have magic. Every female in Georgina's family has received their magic by age of eighteen. Georgina is almost eighteen, though, and she's shown no sign of getting her magic. Her twin sister, Mary, has floated since bir...

    "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: lesbi...

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

    I personally had no intention of picking up Summer of Salt sooner. In my case, I really want to read it but the instant I discovered the plot would touch rape, I know I?m not in the best place to delve it. Although, impulses happen when you?re bored. Summer of Salt is my first ...

    My goodness!!! Summer of Salt was exactly the book I was looking for! It had everything I wanted - a beautiful and touching storyline, wonderful writing, the sense of a small community, intrigue, excitement, twin-sister relationships and a touch of the magical. I wasn't sure what to...

    i'm crying so much right now i can barely see the keyboard so there's that,,,, million thanks to hannah for recommending this. i love you forever. also before we start i'm gonna put a tw for rape even though the scene is not explicit, it's just mentioned. this little book right ...

    This book is so beautiful, I feel so emotional about it now that I've finished it.Although it's an unquestionably magical book, it is not the magic what has captivated me, but the relationship between these two sisters and the poetic form in which the story is told. First time trying...

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* "I think a person can be a home, sometimes, just as much as a place or a house can." Based on reviews alone, I knew I was in for a good time when I started this. Little did I know it was going ...

    It was all too easy to be immersed in this world and among these characters once I started reading SUMMER OF SALT. I was instantly drawn into the narrative, and that in part has to do with how well the author brought the characters and the setting to life. I definitely liked that it wa...

    ?in a family full of girls, you realize quickly that no girls are ordinary. whether or not they turn into birds, girls could fly and make magic all their own.? I don?t think I?ve cried this much reading a book since I read aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the univ...

  • Kayla Dawn
    Sep 01, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

  • joanna ☽ the little brown fairy
    Mar 17, 2018

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whimsy and the queer?in both senses of the word?and left with so much more, and for th...

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ? ?Of all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one will ever forget. One is the story of how my sister, Mary, and I were born. And th...

    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 ...

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all of those things, it was SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This is my new favorite book of the y...

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for the sake of feminism, that's not really what it's about) BUT it was way too short...

    "Are you happy at all?" she asked tentatively. "Of course I'm happy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" "Oh, I don't know. Sometimes you just find reasons not to be." 4 stars for a beautifully written and enchanting book. Summer of Salt is the magical, whimsical story of falling in love...