Ok…once you’re done drooling at the gorgeousness of that cover, join me in the next paragraph. 😉
I’m not normally a huge novella fan, but this? This was the novel version of a perfect snack—sweet and salty, and so delicious it leaves you checking to make sure nobody is looking before licking the plate and scavenging for dropped crumbs.
Read on for my full review!
“I concentrate on the music, on the feeling of freedom that comes from letting my body move, on the possibilities ahead. Pushing away the thoughts that the music will end, that I will need to face reality, that this feeling of happiness will disappear.”
I cannot (without spoilers) count the ways in which these thoughts, which run through Emilia’s head at the beginning of the story, encapsulate A Summer Like No Other.
With her characters and soul-touching words, Elodie Nowodazkij creates a beautiful blend of YA and NA—innocence on the verge of revelation. Emilia is lonely, searching for love and yearning for discovery on so many fronts, and just naïve enough to think that she possesses the power to fix all that is wrong in her world.
“If only I could reach the top. If only I could become number one, then I’m sure it would change.”
Nick, her brother’s best friend (a favorite trope of mine!) is the proverbial jaded rich boy, but something about Em makes him want to be better. The only problem is, there are some things about his future that keep inching farther and farther out of Nick’s control, and he isn’t quite sure how to rein it back in and
keep everything he wants to hold on to.
If you’re looking for a fun, quick read that will lift your spirit and break your heart and leave you searching for more crumbs of the story, read A Summer Like No Other now…and keep your eyes open for
Always Second Best, coming in September!
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*