Review: The Edge of Summer by Erica George

Review: The Edge of Summer by Erica George

The Edge of Summer by Erica George is a sincere story of first love and first loss, but also of marine conservation. Following a summer marine biology intern, this one contains plenty of descriptions of efforts to save the whales and a realistic main character who comes to learn from her mistakes. I was especially impressed by the way the author raises awareness about entanglements and other threats to marine life, making this a perfect summer read with many impactful moments. Continue reading

Review: Out of the Blue by Jason June

Review: Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June is a charming story about merfolk and the meaning of home. I always love a good fish out of water story–literally in this case–and as the book follows one mer’s journey to land, it contains two realistic main characters and the fake dating trope. While I struggled with the execution at times, I still found this an original read with many heartwarming moments. Continue reading

Review: Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari

Review: Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari

Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari is an inventive story about a spring break trip to Disney’s newest resort. I loved reading about the characters becoming a Disney character of their choice, and both of the main characters are relatable. The activities at the resort are described in detail, which makes Happily Ever Island jump off the page. Full of Disney references and magic, this is the perfect read for any Disney fan. Continue reading

Review: A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy

Review: A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy

A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy is a love letter to country music and a touching story about following your dreams. Set in a Dollywood-inspired theme park, I was charmed by the unique setting, complicated family history, and contrasting main characters that this one contains. The author’s passion for country music genuinely comes through on every page, making this an entertaining and layered story that is perfect for summer reading. Continue reading