April 8, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Source: I won the Arc at the #SloaneAroundTheWorld giveaway
Rating: Evil Love
Synopsis (from goodreads)
Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.
I was very happy to win this book, at first I was attracted by the cover and after reading the synopsis I needed this book. I want to go in Hawaii since I’m a young girl and the fact that Summer of Sloane happens in this island is very great.
Sloane lives in Seattle with her father and her twin’s brother Penn. The book begins with Sloane and her best friend Mick talking, the last one telling Sloane a secret. After this discussion, Sloane find her boyfriend waiting for her at her home. She punch him and I really like that, I don’t want to spoil you so I’m restraining myself a little here. The next day Sloane and Penn goes to Hawaii to spend the summer with their mother. They will find their old friends, Mia and Shep and some new friends as Finn for example.
I really like Sloane, I identify with her a lot, we have many common points and I like her way of managing the events. It’s always perfect, sometimes I want to tell her, “don’t do that, you’ll regret it later” but in the end, her reactions were perfect in their imperfection. I like the brotherly relation she has with Penn, they are very close. He is her brother and he is here to protect her and love her.
I really love Finn, he’s a sweet guy and a little rebel too, mostly with his father. He’s cool with Sloane even when she throws up on him. He has some daddy issues and he’s also very protective of his sister.
Penn and Mia are the most important second characters and I like them. They are important in Sloane’s life and they will help her to find herself again.
Tyler is the boyfriend who makes a big mistake, he wants to apologize to Sloane but in her head it’s too soon and she doesn’t want to hear a word from him. I totally understand her, and I understand her reason, once still passed but two times is a little deceived.
What can I say about Mick, I don’t like her, really, and she doesn’t understand that what she did is unforgiveable at the moment. She doesn’t understand that Sloane needs times and she won’t forget that easily.
I like the slow building of the romance between Sloane and Finn. They are cute together and they must fight their demons. I also like that Sloane’s parents are great parents with good advice.
I love this book, it’s speaking to me and I can describe how much I love it. It’s a story of broken love and friendship, and a story of rebuilt and trust. Sloane is hurt in her feelings and she must trust other people to don’t hurt her anymore.
The setting is perfect, the story is well built and written and the characters are great, they are loveable and the location is sunny, shining, amazing, wonderful and Hawaiian.
Erin has written a book who speaks to my heart and I needed a book like that. So thank you Erin and now if you want to write a story about Mia, Penn or Luce so this is a message for Disney, please tell her to write another book!
About the author
Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and – although Hawaiian – should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.
Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.
Sunday I will post an interview with Erin on this blog so be there!