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.

An island where strange things happen . . .

No one on the island of By-the-Sea would ever call the Fernwehs what they really are, but if you need the odd bit of help—say, a sleeping aid concocted by moonlight—they are the ones to ask.

No one questions the weather, as moody and erratic as a summer storm.

No one questions the (allegedly) three-hundred-year-old bird who comes to roost on the island every year.

A summer that will become legend . . .

When tragedy strikes, what made the Fernweh women special suddenly casts them in suspicion. Over the course of her last summer on the island—a summer of storms, of love, of salt—Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms.

Title:Summer of Salt
ISBN:9780062493644
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  • C.G. Drews

    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. (Althoug...

  • joanna ?

    "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 encha...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

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

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    IMPORTANT QUESTION! IS THIS BOOK GAY????...

  • Maraia

    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...

  • rachel ? typed truths

    my fave book of the year??...

  • Sana

    '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: b...

  • Giulia

    "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 shamingThis was…just not my t...

  • alice (arctic books)

    Absolutely stunning. Full review to come. ...

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)

    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 de...