Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider is the ultimate beach read, filled with drama and set in Hawaii. There is some really beautiful writing that makes the book so much more enjoyable. I am certain that this book will be in everybody’s beach bags this summer.

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. SchneiderTitle: Summer of Sloane
Author: Erin L. Schneider
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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

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

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

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


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Summer of Sloane by E.L. Schneider

Summer of Sloane begins with a bang as Sloane discovers that her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend. In most books, the main character would have to face the two people that she is most angry with, but in this one, Sloane actually gets an immediate escape to Hawaii. I found this to be really interesting because it’s so different from anything I’ve ever read. Sloane gets the chance to start the summer fresh, away from her exes and make some new friends.

❀ Hawaiian Setting

I absolutely loved the Hawaiian setting in Summer of Sloane. Of course, living in Canada, I don’t see too much tropical weather, but the way that the setting is described in the book made me feel like I was actually there. I especially loved the way that the hotel, the pools, and the sunny weather were described. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, and just reading about the ocean and the tropical flowers made me want to go even more!

❀ Vivid Writing

The writing in this book is really vivid. There is a lot of character development, even the side characters, and you really get to know them as you progress through the book. Even the descriptions of the scene and the bonfire parties are incredible. Reading this book is a true experience that is really easy to appreciate.

❀ Dramatic Read

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider is a very dramatic read set in lush Hawaii. The writing is beautiful and very descriptive. I would recommend this book to everybody, as it is perfect for the summer.

About Erin L. Schneider

Erin L. Schneider

Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and - although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their two boys, Kellan and Kasen; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

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25 thoughts on “Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

  1. Kim says:

    I’m glad that you loved this because I did too! I agree that this will be a really great beach read for everyone.

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  2. Sarah @ Kerosene Lit says:

    I feel you, girl. Where is our sun in Canada? lol. I’m really interested in this one. I usually don’t like cheating books, but this one seems different, especially since it’s dealt with at the beginning. Bonfires set in Hawaii sounds amazing!

  3. Adriyanna Zimmermann says:

    Thanks for posting a review! I don’t read much contemporary, but I’m really excited about this one. I was pretty much sold on the Hawaii part, but this seems like a light yet beautiful read.

  4. Sjoukje says:

    Great review! I love a nice Summer read! I’ll be sure to read ”Summer of Sloane” this year! 🙂 The colors of the cover remind me of a cold tropical drink!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I’m a little vindictive. If I was Sloan I would use Hawaii and the beautiful people to make them regret losing her.

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