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Leighton's Summer

(SYNSK #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  20 reviews
A teenage boy with something to prove gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit in England, 1945.

In the weeks leading up to his sixteenth birthday, gifted psychic Leighton Cavendish finds himself suddenly packed off to Blackpool, a glittering teenage paradise filled with plenty of opportunities for amusement (and trouble) to ensue. With only a preoccupied grandmother to
Published April 15th 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing (first published April 14th 2014)
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Summer, a time of fun, friends and few responsibilities, or so Leighton thought. His parents have a mission to handle and Leighton will be spending the summer in small seaside town with his grandmother. What looks to be the worst summer of his life could prove to be a monumental turning point as he grows from boy to man in just a few weeks.

Even small towns have crime, and there have been an unusual amount of burglaries. When Leighton meets Faye, a teen with psychic powers similar to his and toge
Leighton's Summer is the second book in the very unusual SYSNSK series. Having thoroughly enjoyed book one I was interested to see where the story went. Well where it goes is a few years forward following Leighton and the adventures he manages to get himself involved in, not on purpose, it just seems to happen in this family.

The story is well written, something I have come to expect from this author but although it will certainly keep you turning pages, for me it didn't quite live up to my hope
Anjeline Magtoto
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for honest thoughts, review and opinion. Just want to thank her for that. I really did enjoyed this book, although The Minds Eye is still my favorite, Just because I loved Kit and Henri. Gave this book a 4/5

Leighton's Summer is the second book from the SYNSK series. Takes place several years after The Mind's Eye is over. The story takes place during the summer a boy age fifteen turning sixteen. Leighton Cavendish, our young protagonist, he is com
Amy Freeman
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this book and the one before it! This is one of K.C. Finn's best works by far! The thrilling adventure continues for the Cavendish family in book two of the SYNSK series. Kit and Leighton have grown older and Leighton is coming into his own as a teenager and as a psychic. He is looking forward to a great summer with his friends in London, but learns that he will be shipped off to stay with his grandmother in a sleepy little seaside town instead- not a good time for a young teen ...more
Brittany | BookRamblings
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read
*I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review*

I loved the first one for many reasons that all disappeared in book 2, yet I still found myself really enjoying the plot and story. I could clearly distinguish between his thoughts and that of his sisters in book 1. The relationship between him and many other central characters was fun to read. Once again, I found myself loving the character everyone else would usually hate or at least distrust. (Sid) I especially enjoyed some of
Kelly Risser
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Leighton's Summer takes place several years after The Mind's Eye. In the beginning, we get a glimpse of where Kit, Henri, Blod and the others are in their lives, but the real story involves Kit's younger brother, Leighton. Leighton is fifteen going on sixteen, a boy on the verge of becoming a man. The story takes place over the summer while he is living with his grandmother. Like many teenage boys, he gets in with the wrong crowd and spends a lot of time thinking about girls. Luckily, he meets h ...more
Kristy Hamilton
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Leighton's Summer is the second book of the SYNSK series. The end of World War II has finally come. Leighton is looking forward to summer as he is about to turn 16. Before he can make any plans his mom and dad drop some news on him.
Dad and Mom have been asked to go to Geneva during the summer. As Leighton is contemplating a whole summer in London with no parents, his dad says he is being shipped off to Blackpool to stay with Nannie Arkwright
(Looking on the Internet for a bit of information on Bl
J. d'Merricksson
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Despite a bit of a slow start, Leighton's Summer soon drew me in. This is the story of a young man with an unusual gift on the cusp of his sixteenth birthday. It is 1945, after the end of World War II. Leighton Cavendish, our young protagonist, is devastated to discover he must spend the summer of his sixteenth birthday away from London, an unexpected development for his summer fun hopes and dreams. Leighton's parents have been called away, and he must spend the summer with his grandmother, in t ...more
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading The Mind's Eye I was eager to read Leighton's Summer and this story was even more awesome that I expected!!! It blew my mind away!!! I loved that it was as if I was there in the story with Faye and Leighton, I loved the presence of more gifted kids and the wonderful presence of Nannie's and Mr Roth's and the wild adventures during all the story. Each character was so well defined and so clearly seen that it amazes me! Where The Mind's Eye had a slowly delightful development of the ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the follow on from Mind’s Eye, but involves Kit’s Brother Leighton.
He is a few weeks off his sixteenth birthday & sent to stay with his Nannie in Blackpool, due to his family being very busy with their abilities.
Leighton is also a powerful Psychic himself & finds himself caught up in a web of crime & the fight to do the right thing.
This was a great story. I found it so hard to put it down.
Leighton has grown up since the first book & proves it by being such a strong young man.
This was a
Cheree Castellanos Edits
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic! I was a little nervous at first thinking he is a young boy, the story might not hold my interest, and saddened that I wasn't going to be following Kit around again. NOPE! This story was so amazing! So much excitement and sadness and adventure. It is sad to know what people are capable of! I love how K.C. Finn manages to mix the real and the fiction into such a beautiful and believable story! Can't wait to read book 3! ...more
A. Powers
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, it took me a bit to get into this one. I was such a fan of Kit and Henri from the previous book, so it took me a while to warm up to Leighton as the MC. At first I thought he was a bit immature and bratty, and I wanted to slap him around a little. But in the end, I'm glad I stuck around to meet Faye. As a team, the two of them were fun characters, and it was great to see another side of having the gift of the mind's eye. Another awesome read from K.C. Finn!! ...more
Lucii Dixon
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! One filled with a lot of drama, mischief, love and yes a little bit of humour. K. C. Finn has amazing writing talents. The way she writes draws you into the book so deeply, that you feel you're there yourself, living the story with Leighton.

If one could give this more stars I would. LOVED it and looking forward to reading more work from this author!

Jessica Haggard-maxon
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is great with all the characters from the first story and new ones. The twists and turns and Leighton with his insecurities about himself and his family and finding himself and his place in the grand scheme of it all! This is another wonderfully written story by the amazing Kim Finn! I cannot get enough her Synsk series!
Diana Gagliardi
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dang it!

Ok, I did the first and wasn't ready to let go of those characters to go to the second...but now they are so wonderful that, really, the third? In the 60s?

Dang it! I just saw the next char be born; I'll have to read it!

Liked it even more, enjoying this world of theirs.

Jasmine Smith-clark
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing better than finding a book that you can't put down. .That is what this was for me. I adored the characters and their development throughout the story. This story is captivating and spell-binding and is most definitely a must-read! ...more
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I didn't think I would like the second as much as the first, since it was set after WWII, but this novel didn't disappoint. Will read the third. ...more
D Nine
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Somewhat predictable to me (and I'm not psychic.) More for the middle grade readers. ...more
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A great follow up to the first book in the series- this one focusing on the little brother's story. ...more
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K.C. Finn has been writing since 2011, at a time when extreme illness saw her trapped in the house with nothing but her imagination. Since then she's amassed a collection of stories, poems and novels spanning many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, gothic fiction, horror, paranormal and historical works. Her unique and diverse voice has won many awards, and she is both an Amazon and USA T ...more

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