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  • ★★★★★-5

Review: Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno (Spoiler-Free)

Check out my Goodreads review of this book here if you want to hear my spoilery thoughts as well!

I so totally predicted every twist in this book, but it was still so totally perfect. On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic. This story was so addicting for no good reason, and touched on many important topics. There is also a great amount of LGBTQ+ rep in this book, and it features a f/f romance, while that is not the main focus though. This book is mystical and makes me wish I could live on a remote island as a part of a family of magical women. I don't want to say too much about the plot because I don't want to ruin anything, but it was incredibly engaging throughout 100% of the book. Also the characters were all super interesting, and I was constantly eager to get to know more about each and every one of them. Lastly, the tone of this book, and the writing style really just clicked for me. I found myself laughing out loud or feeling intense emotion seamlessly as I read this book, which is something that I sometimes struggle with, but this writing style allowed me to instantly emotionally connect with the story. If there is one reason that you should read this book, it would be to find out the context of this line (one of my personal favorites): A symbiotic ice cream relationship in a graveyard. One could do worse.

Song I was reminded of while reading: Oceans

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