Saturday 20 April 2013

Review:: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Title: Nantucket Blue
Author: Leila Howland
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 304
Format: ARC-Kindle
Disclosure: Received for review via NetGalley

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.

I'm so in the mood for summery books right now and nothing says summer better than a whole summer at the beach. I have a fascination with New England and what's better than Nantucket?! This is the perfect book for your vacation. 

Cricket is working at an Inn for the summer. How quaint, right! It makes me wish I'd have had some kind of summer job growing up. She's spending her days at the beach and riding an old bicycle with a basket. What more could you ask for?

A boy. That's what! I love a romance that starts off with friendship and this is exactly what we got. But, it's secret. I really liked Zack. Even if he was a little younger. It shook it up for me. Nothing wrong with girls being older. No sir. 

This was such a fun book. It had its serious moments alright. No life is complete without a little drama but it just had such a summery feel to it. I now want to go visit Nantucket. I only wish I was 18 yrs old and off to see the world for the first time. I need more books like this one. We don't have a summer in Scotland. 


  1. I finished Nantucket Blue last night and I LOVED IT, it was the perfect summer read. I will be posting my review Monday...

  2. This does sounds like the perfect summer read. I had added it to my TBR list. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  3. I have this one in my pile for so long. Good review.

  4. Summer books are always fun to read! I'm glad that you enjoyed this one. Quite a few people have, and that means I'm looking forward to reading it for myself.


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