Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Hey everyone! Today's book is Jenny Han's Sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty, called It's Not Summer Without You. Here's the description:

Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started-- at Cousins Beach.

So, I ordered this book with my Barnes and Noble giftcard I got for christmas recently and I got it in the mail yesterday. When I got home, instead of studying, I plowed through it. I finished it all in one sitting. This book was just as amazing as the first! As soon as I opened the book and started reading, I immediately fell into the story, unaware of pretty much everything around me. I really felt like I was in Belly's world. This book was a lot more serious than the first, but there were still a lot of light moments. I love this series because they're perfect for summer. I am completely done with school tomorrow, so reading it yesterday made me ready for summer! I wish I had an amazing beach house to go to every summer like Belly, Jeremiah and Conrad. This book will definitely make you feel like it's summer. If you haven't read the first book of the series, The Summer I Turned Pretty, then I advise reading that first. Otherwise, you won't know everything you should. But they're both amazing so I wouldn't see that as a bad thing! Plus, look at that beautiful cover! I am obsessed with it. Thanks for stopping by, Happy Reading! :)


  1. These books are getting such great reviews!
    Congratulations of finishing school. I still have almost two months left. :D
    Well, the :D is for you finishing school. I'm more :[ about that second part.

  2. I LOVED the first one and have this one currently waiting patiently on my shelf. I can't wait to read it! :D

    And WOHOOO for summer vacation! ;D

  3. This series isn't my favorite, although I haven't read the second one yet. I read the like first 30 pages in Barnes & Noble when I was trying to decide if I wanted to buy it. I liked the first one, but at the same time I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the second installment in the series. I don't like Conrad at all, but I think Jeremiah is adorable. And, Belly annoys me a tiny bit, but I'm not sure why. I think it's interesting that I'm not a huge fan of them, because I know so many people that are. But, after reading this review I think I am going to go ahead and buy the second one, or at least try and request it at the library.
    Thanks for all the great reviews!
    Congrats on school! I just finished my freshman year of college today, too! Btw, I think you should check out the The Karma Club by Jessica Brody. It was super cute and right up your alley of the books you usually review!

  4. YES! I've been waiting for this! When you reviewed the first and said the sequel wasn't out yet, I couldn't bear to read it. Yay, library here i come!

    <3 <3,

  5. I know you've done one before, but I was wondering if you were ever planning on doing a spread-the-word contest for your blog again. I think I've got some ideas!

  6. Robby,
    Thanks! Once you get to college you'll like school much better because of how much time you get off :)
    Glad you're going to try the sequel! I know what you mean about Conrad. He's being a jerk face! And I'm trying to get my hands on The Karma Club. It sounds really cute!
    Of course I'm planning on some more spread the word contests! I would absolutely love any ideas you have. This blog desperately needs more followers :) So when you get a chance, I'd love to hear them!

  7. does anybody knows any link were i can reit the second one by free ? i don´t life in here and were i live i cant get it... HELP im relly crazy about reding the second part!


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