*REVIEW* Nantucket Blue
For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.
Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.
When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.
But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.
A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.
Words cannot express how much I adored this book! I INHALED it, reading it in just a couple days... days filled with work, open house, and several errands even! You know a book is good when it ensnares you when you don't even have time at the moment to get tangled up. I couldn't stand putting it down and when it releases in May, it will be the PERFECT summer book for EVERYONE.
Nantucket Blue introduces us to Cricket, a teenage girl planning to spend a fabulous summer on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules, and her family. Cricket has always felt like a part of the Clayton family, and when an unexpected tragedy befalls them, she knows that there is no where else she would rather be than at their side. Unfortunately, her summer doesn't turn out exactly as planned when she's forced to work as a maid at an inn in town to support herself and her summer dreams. Things plunge even further when Jules is cold and distant and pushes Cricket away, effectively ending their joint summer plans.
Cricket ends up salvaging her summer, forming connections at her work, and becoming an intern for a successful journalist. On top of this, she begins a delicious summer romance with someone she never could have predicted falling for. Just when things really seem to start falling into place for her, Cricket is caught in a precarious position... a position that could change things for her forever. Will she be able to salvage the relationships that matter the most? Or will she end the summer as she started it--confused and alone?
This book is awesomesauce!!! I just LOVED it. (Can you tell this is going to be one of those reviews where I just gush and gush? Haha) But seriously... Cricket is wonderful. She makes mistakes, but she keeps fighting and you really get to see her grow up some over the course of the summer. And her romance? SWOON! I adore her "secret lover". What a cutie! There's definite sadness in this book but there's always hope, forgiveness, and the power of moving on.
This book is simply wonderful and I think everyone should add this to their TBR pile right this very second. Seriously. GO! I predict Nantucket Blue is going to be a huge book this summer. It's really the perfect summer read. It's one of those books you can read while sitting under an umbrella with a warm summer breeze blowing through your hair. Ahhhhhh. I will definitely be re-reading this come summer! My only, and I mean ONLY, complaint with this book is that it ended! I wasn't ready and I want to know more about what happens next. Perhaps readers will bug Leila Howland so much that she will decide to write a sequel... crossing my fingers now!!
Enjoy this one, guys. I KNOW you will! Scoop it up as soon as you're able in May. Happy Reading! *XOXO*
Expected publication date: May 7, 2013 by Disney Hyperion