Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by 12 best-selling young adult writers and edited by international best-selling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair, and grab your sunglasses. You have 12 reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Full list of authors includes: Tim Federle, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Brady Colbert, Cassandra E. Clare, Jennifer Smith, and Lev Grossman.
©2016 Stephanie Perkins, "Head, Scales,Tongue, Tail." ©2016 Leigh Bardugo. "The End of Love." ©2016 Nina LaCour. "Last Stand at the Cinegore." ©2016 Libba Bray. "Sick Pleasure." ©2016 Francesca Lia Block. "In Ninety Minutes, Turn North." ©2016 Stephanie Perkins. "Sourvenirs." ©2016 Tim Federle. "Inertia." ©2016 Veronica Roth. "Love is the Last Resort." ©2016 Jon Skovron. "Good Luck and Farewell." ©2016 Brandy Colbert. "Brand New Attraction." ©2016 Cassandra Clare, LLC. "A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong." ©2016 Jennifer E. Smith Inc. "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things." ©2016 Lev Grossman (P)2016 Recorded Books
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"Enjoyable summer read"
usually, I don't enjoy short stories ( I like big books and I can't lie ) but I found this book was refreshing and cute with all these short love stories it really made the summer a lot easier for me .. I want to read the other book in this series during Christmas hopefully .. the narrators did a very good job capturing each story and they really added to the whole atmosphere .. so, yeah it was a nice read and I would recommend it if you are suffering from the summer heat :)
"An acceptable addition to the collection"
With both short story collections I liked the Stephanie Perkins story best. In the holiday collection, I found it was the most relatable (to me personally) and there was something special and low key about it. This time, however, I was just relieved to find something I could count on.
Honestly, I'm not sure what disappointed me this time around. Maybe it's because we all experience the holiday season in such different ways that the stories are naturally easier to differentiate, but this time it felt like, as a whole, they were trying too hard. I want to be clear that a few of the stories -- Last Stand at the Cinegore, Inertia, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things -- with strong concepts were very good and really helped propel me through the book; unfortunately, they were few and far in between.
I have no complaints about the performances.
While not as good as its predecessor, Summer Days and Summer Nights is a totally acceptable way to spend a warm weekend in June.
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