Series: The Summer Remains

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Review: “Invincible Summer” – Seth King

November 16, 2015 Book Review 1

 Review: “Invincible Summer” – Seth KingInvincible Summer by Seth King
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Published on: November 17th 2015
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 335
Series: The Summer Remains #2
Genre: NA Contemporary
Format: eARC

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This book is part of the Summer Remains series. You can find my reviews of the rest of the series below:
The Summer Remains (The Summer Remains #1)
Autumn Rising (The Summer Remains #1.5)
Invincible Summer (The Summer Remains #2)

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

We all remember our first love, that one affair that took custody of your heart and never really let it go. Readers around the world were touched by The Summer Remains, a heartbreaking and inspiring novel about one of these romances – but Cooper Nichols, the enigmatic young man at the centre of the novel, was largely silent on the matter. Until now.

“I just can’t believe it’s over between you guys,” my best friend said as we walked down the pier. “You two were supposed to last forever.”
I stared out at the blue sea. “Oh, trust me, it’s not over. I am going to see that girl’s face in every crowd I look into, forever. And maybe a few forevers after that…”

And so begins the tale of young writer Cooper Nichols. Left in ruins after a tragic summer romance, Cooper is afraid the sun may have set on him for good – until his mother discovers a copy of Cooper’s journal he kept of that summer. As he reluctantly slips back into his own past in the pages of his notebook, Cooper starts to rethink everything he thought he knew about life, death, and all the love that can bloom in between – and what follows is a thrilling and breathtaking journey back to joy that will sink into you and stay there for the long haul.

Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Invincible Summer is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty. If you have ever found yourself drifting back to a long-lost romance during a quiet moment, prepare to be pulled under all over again.

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My Thoughts

This book has me so so conflicted. Part of me is a little sad because it wasn’t the book that I had expected to get. But then it was beautiful, so I can’t really complain…

I wanted Cooper’s story. This book was meant to tell me how he was coping, how he was going to overcome this horrible thing that has happened. I wanted to see him achieve great things in his life and find someone to love and for his heart to heal. I got my story, but just not in the way I had expected.

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Review: ‘Autumn Rising’ – Seth King

July 24, 2015 Book Review 0

Review: ‘Autumn Rising’ – Seth KingAutumn Rising by Seth King
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Published on: July 16th 2015
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 121
Series: The Summer Remains #1.5
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eARC

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This book is part of the Summer Remains series. You can find my reviews of the rest of the series below:
The Summer Remains (The Summer Remains #1)
Autumn Rising (The Summer Remains #1.5)
Invincible Summer (The Summer Remains #2)

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.

Hilarious, touching and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.

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My Thoughts

This novella was a gift from Seth, written, edited and published by himself as a surprise for his dedicated readers who had been moved so much by The Summer Remains. This book follows Autumn, Summer’s best friend and although this book can be read as a standalone I would very much recommend reading The Summer Remains first.

Autumn is such a fascinating and infuriating character. Her personality is totally crazy and I spent the book between laughing at her wit and totally confused by her snarky and cynical comments. On the outside she is colour and craziness, obnoxious and (at times )mean, but on the inside there is such insecurity and fear that reading from her POV made my heart break. She wasn’t the easiest of characters for me to connect with, just because she was so “out there” (like a puppy on steroids!), but we seemed to find this middle ground and I let her take me on this whirlwind journey.

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Review: “The Summer Remains” – Seth King

February 19, 2015 Book Review 2

Review: “The Summer Remains” – Seth KingThe Summer Remains by Seth King
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Published on: February 14th 2015
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 334
Series: The Summer Remains #1
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eARC

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This book is part of the Summer Remains series. You can find my reviews of the rest of the series below:
The Summer Remains (The Summer Remains #1)
Autumn Rising (The Summer Remains #1.5)
Invincible Summer (The Summer Remains #2)

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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