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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    Summer of Salt Reviews

  • ????? ?

    My heart has the deep overwhelming desire to be held close in a dimly lit room, covered in blankets while rain is softly falling outside. I picked up Summer of Salt for an enchanting blend of the whim...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Re-read 1/29/19: Finished my re-read of this on the plane home from ALA this morning and idk what it is about reading on planes but it makes everything feel EVEN MORE EMOTIONAL? This book is fantastic...

  • Melanie

    (My amazing friend Madalyn, at Novel Ink, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) ๐Ÿ’– โ€œOf all the stories about my family, the Fernweh women and the island of By-the-Sea, there are two that no one wi...

  • C.G. Drews

    I always expect a beautifully magical time when it comes to a Leno book. ๐Ÿ˜And actually excuse me while I sit here all starry-eyed, but this was EXACTLY as beautiful and magical as I hoped. (Althoug...

  • Kayla Dawn

    3,5* - Awesome atmosphere, quite a unique premise and a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. (Even though the sentence "Men are always killing things" is definitely too much for me. Please stop hating on man for t...

  • joanna ? the little brown fairy

    "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...

  • may ?

    fitting that my first read of 20biteen features the softest, purest romance between two girls!...

  • chandler ainsley ?

    not at all what i expected, but twice as lovelyi'm going to be frank with you, going into this i expected magical realism and rape. that's the two things i had heard about this book. so i kept putting...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    This was just such a โ€˜meโ€™ book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it....

  • Julie Zantopoulos

    I'm so so thankful to my bookish friends who told me I had to read this book, you weren't wrong. This was a beautiful book with sexual fluidity and representation in it is often lacking in magical rea...