Summer of Salt

Summer of Salt Review

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

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • C.G. Drews

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

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I loved this book. I went into it thinking it was going to be a fun, queer contemporary romance with some whimsical elements, and while it did feature all...

  • joanna ?

    "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...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    This was just such a ‘me’ book. It was exactly what I wanted to read, and I absolutely loved it....

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    "On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic." Summer of Salt is an incredibly atmospheric book that makes you feel like you're right there with the characters!Wha...

  • 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...

  • rachel ? typed truths

    my fave book of the year??...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    Summer of Salt is very unorthodox, and in a good way. Containing elements of magic and deep family ties, its characters can do any variety of amazing things at will - except for Georgie, our non-magic...

  • Maraia

    Unlike Katrina Leno’s previous books, the magical realism in Summer of Salt isn’t subtle. The magic in this book is evident right from the beginning and plays a central role in the story. What isn...

  • Es Summer

    "She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue." This novel reads like a force of nature.The lyrical prose combined ...