Mini ARC review: When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

When Summer EndsWhen Summer Ends

by Jessica Pennington (Goodreads Author)
4.29 ·
Rating details · 62 ratings · 48 reviews
Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

My review:

I really enjoyed reading this book. I used to live in Michigan by Lake Erie, so the Michigan summer aspect of this gave me all of the memories from the summers I had growing up. One of the misgivings I had with this book was that I did have to put it down for a bit because I wasn’t quite in the mood for this book yet and it wasn’t the right time to read it yet so I had to find something else to read. It wasn’t anything to do with the author or the way the book was written, but that is mostly why it’s a four star rating instead of a five star rating.

A four star rating is still really good for me though! Thank you Netgalley and publishers for giving me the chance to read this book. It was enjoyable once I got into it finally. I definitely would recommend reading this in the summer, or even in the winter if you need to get warm somehow during those cold blizzards.

What do you think? Do you like reading books about summer in the winter time? Feel free to leave a comment below! 


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