Book Review: Invincible Summer by Seth King

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Title: Invincible Summer
Author: Seth King @SethKingBooks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 335 pages
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis

And so begins the tale of young writer Cooper Nichols. Left in ruins after a tragic summer romance, Cooper is afraid the sun may have set on him for good – until his mother discovers a copy of Cooper’s journal he kept of that summer. As he reluctantly slips back into his own past in the pages of his notebook, Cooper starts to rethink everything he thought he knew about life, death, and all the love that can bloom in between – and what follows is a thrilling and breathtaking journey back to joy that will sink into you and stay there for the long haul.

Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Invincible Summer is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty. If you have ever found yourself drifting back to a long-lost romance during a quiet moment, prepare to be pulled under all over again.

“That one summer. Everyone’s got one, that fleeting season that rearranged you and imprinted itself onto your soul forever. You were mine. I swear I’ll never forget your hazel eyes. I swear I’ll never forget those few months when the winds roared. I’ll always think of you that way. And if you can, please come back to me. At the end of the day I’m just a boy who wants to get back to his first love, and I miss you. Just find a way back, please. I’ll be waiting.
Until then, I’ve got nothing…”

Michelle's Review

Having read The Summer Remains back in March, I could not wait to read another Seth King book.  I do have Autumn Rising on paperback, but have not had a chance to read it.  When I kept seeing him tease my newsfeed on Facebook, I couldn’t wait to see what else he had in store because let’s face it, I truly loved The Summer Remains.

At the beginning of Invincible Summer, I thought at first, it was going to be a re-telling of TSR, but it was not, which was good.  If you are looking for a lot of dialogue in Invincible Summer, there isn’t much dialogue.  Seth takes us in the beginning of the book, as to Connor’s state of mind after Summer’s death.  His anguish and his heartbreak over losing the love of his life.  I wasn’t sure where the author was going to take me.  There’s lots of poetry and thought provoking words that makes you take pause and see life as through Connor’s eyes.

Although this book was very well written, you felt the author’s emotions pour through his words through his the poetry.  But, there was a lot of things that wasn’t needed either.  And before you jump down my throat, this is only my opinion.  It took me awhile to read the book, I found myself putting it down a lot to ponder.  Towards the end of the book for me, I had an AHA moment.  I felt this was a book of healing after losing your soul mate.  For such a young author, Seth King is a very deep young man.  I am sure many readers, like myself, will feel different emotions while reading Invincible Summer.  I look forward to more of Seth King’s written word in the near future.  I cannot wait to see what else he may have in store for us readers.

-Michelle

*An ARC was provided by the author for an honest review.

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