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Summer of Sloane

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Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fracture
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
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Seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre and her twin brother Penn’s parents are divorced and the two live with their father in Seattle. Every summer they spend with their mother and step-father in Honolulu, Hawaii. The day before they are to leave for Hawaii, Sloane’s best friend Mick tells Sloane that she slept with Sloane’s boyfriend, Tyler, and is now pregnant. Sloane is devastated and feels betrayed by two people she always thought she could trust. Finding it hard to cope with this news, Sloane d ...more
Laurie Flynn
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this on a frigid winter night here in Canada, and it was exactly the book I needed to transport me somewhere else. Precisely, to the beaches of Hawaii—and thanks to Erin Schneider’s gorgeous writing, I almost felt like I was reading on the beach with a fruity drink in my hand instead of in my pajamas bundled up with the wind howling outside.

Yes, SUMMER OF SLOANE is the kind of book with the power to take your mind somewhere warmer and more exotic. But don’t mistake this for an
S.M. Parker
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the very first line of SUMMER OF SLOANE and Schneider kept me entranced with Sloane’s flirty summer romance and the lovely, lush Hawaiian backdrop. Sloane is a fierce main character who literally fights for her respect. This debut novel follows Sloane as she rebuilds her life after her boyfriend and best friend hook-up (not a spoiler). Sloane has to figure out where to place her loyalties and how to make room in her heart for both heartbreak and new beginnings. I have no doubt ...more
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Feb 01, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was a fun, addictive read and was exactly what I needed. I loved pretending I was in Hawaii. I loved that this book was about a girl learning to make decisions for herself. If you like summery romantic reads, I'd definitely recommend trying it. We're also doing a giveaway on OwlCrate's Instagram account - enter for a chance to win a copy! ...more
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was so perfect. It was exactly what I needed it to be and had so many more elements and layers to it than I was expecting but in a good way. Are you looking for a book that will leave you rooting for the main character while also feeling conflicted about what she should do? because that's what this is. plus Finn is steamy and also sweet. I love love love the way that the cheating is handled in this book and eve
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
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Summer of Sloane is the ultimate beach read, filled with drama and set in Hawaii. There is some really beautiful writing that makes the book so much more enjoyable. I am certain that this book will be in everybody’s beach bags this summer.

Summer of Sloane begins with a bang as Sloane discovers that her boyfriend cheated on her. With her best friend. In most books, the main character would have to face the two people that she is most angry with, but in this one, Slo
Brittany S.
Initial Impressions 4/1/16: Probably about 4.25 stars
This book was SO much fun. It was perfect for that summery feel with a Hawaii setting and I instantly liked Sloane so much. I loved that the conflict felt realistic but wasn't overly dramatic. It felt like something that even if I couldn't relate to it wholly, I totally understood and I thought Sloane handled it well and yet also like a typical teenager. She was a great balance of acting her age and also acting maturely.
The romance was really
Rahul Kanakia
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thought this book was really good. Sloane is heartbroken because her boyfriend and best friend have cheated on her, so she runs off to her mother's place in Hawaii and spends the summer trying to forget. The book has the appearance of a light read, and in many ways that's what it is--we spend lots of time on the beach and see an eclectic cast of Hawaiian characters (Erin, the author, is Hawaiian). But there's also quite a lot more to it. In the end, the book veers in a direction I wouldn't have ...more
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
4.5 stars

***Review to come***
Summer of Sloane brought out the beach bum in me. It made me want to put on my bikini, hit the shore, play some beach volleyball--because what other way does one properly play volleyball--go jet skiing, get on a surfboard and wipe out--because apparently that's all I can manage to do--and just watch the surf come crashing in. Unfortunately, at the moment I'm nowhere near the beach. Yep, torture. But rest assured, friends, I'll be swimming in sea water soon enough.

Now on to the finer points, I h
Victoria Coe
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I just finished reading an advance reader copy of SUMMER OF SLOANE which I received in exchange for an honest review.

And honestly, I feel emotionally drained! In the opening scene, Sloane finds out that her longtime boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend - not once, but twice. Hurt and angry, she very understandably lashes out at both of them before taking off to spend the summer with her mom in Hawaii.

With physical distance between Sloane and her problems, she vows to make the most
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars. I really liked this story! I really found it to be a refreshing summer contemporary, handling the complexities of relationships (of all sorts) pretty well. Plus, it totally made me want to visit Hawaii!
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

*ARC wish granted by Publishers/Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

So I'm just going to admit it-I made an error in judgement. I saw this on netgalley. Saw it wasn't available. Saw the 'wish' button. Now, instead of being smart and just letting this one go, skeptical as I was, and moving on to another more well-deserved book...I wished for it. I mean, they never grant wishes anyway, do they?? Well, wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. Of course the one book I wish I wouldn't get I actually got, mak
Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)

Oh geez. This book is going to give you some feelings. That is for sure. It will make you happy, sad, will cause you to suffer from all of the emotions! So just be ready.

The Summer of Sloane actually reads really quickly. You fill find yourself totally pulled in, time will pass, and eventually you will close the back cover finished....blink...and find yourself wondering how so much time passed without you even realizing it was passing.

Yeah. It is that good. It is a definite beach r
3.5 stars

I've had this one on my TBR for a while and actually just found it in a pile of books when I was organizing my shelves. I had sort of forgotten I had it.

I liked Sloane. She's a good person who has shitty things happen to her. I loved that she stood up for herself and legit punched her cheating boyfriend in the face. That was fantastic. There are some great secondary characters. I loved the relationship Sloane had with her brother the most.

The plot is a good mixture of drama and fluff
Marci Curtis
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, LOVED this beautiful story about the power of forgiveness and the strength to heal. So many great lines-- I could seriously dog-ear the whole book.

Brave, honest, and compelling.

Michelle Andreani
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review to come, but let me just say this story is all heart! Sloane is strong and so completely relatable. I was rooting for her the whole time! :)
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!

Sloane and her twin brother, Penn, children of divorced parents, have a lovely arrangement. They live with their father during the school year, then each summer they head to Hawaii to spend the summer with their mother. Not too shabby, right?! I was immediately drawn into the story when I knew it was taking place in Hawaii because how could I not want to read this story. Seriously. It's always been a dream of mine to go to Hawaii. And though I will probably never actually get there, r
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review over on Little Lillie Reads!

This book was so flippin' good! I was incredibly surprised by how invested I was in this story, and how much I took a liking to it. From the very first sentence in the synopsis, you automatically think this is going to be a happy-go-lucky contemporary, with a cute romance. However, that is not the case in this book. It's got real world problems that cut like a knife and strike close to home, relatable characters that carry some baggage, and a wonderful storyli
Sarah Ahiers
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this arc in return for an honest review.

Oh man, what a frustrating book! And I mean that in the best way possibly. I was so frustrated on Sloane's behalf, by her friends' betrayals, by the secrets they keep from each other. At times I just wanted to smack everyone because they were treating Sloane so crappily.

Which is, of course, what makes this such a compelling read.

Sloane and her brother spend every summer in Hawaii with their mom and stepdad, who spends much of her time trying to
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Summer of Sloane” is the perfect choice for those looking for a beach read that is fun with a side of seriousness.

Sloane is a character put into a very difficult situation through no fault of her own, and the way she works through it feels very natural and realistic. She’s someone who is easy to like, something that is not always easily found in young adult romances. All of the supporting characters added to the story and were well-developed. Most are the sorts of friends anyone would want to h
Wendy Darling
Liked some things, was annoyed by others. It's about time we saw some YA that doesn't spoonfeed the fairy tale of (view spoiler), though. You have to do what's right for you.

Review to come. A pretty solid debut, it'll be interesting to see the author's future books.
Ginger at GReadsBooks
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
There's a lot of heart written into this story, set against the beautiful back drop of Hawaii. When I wasn't wrapped up in the drama, I was swept away by its scenery. This is one debut author to definitely keep an eye on.

Full review to come, closer to publication date.
Kelly Gunderman
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley-reads
Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!

This book is amazing. I’m going to take a few minutes to talk about this book without spoilers, then if you want to, you can check out the section below where I go a little more in-depth with it.

When I first came across Summer of Sloane, I thought it was going to be another YA contemporary that didn’t really deal with anything tougher than a love triangle or something, but boy was I wrong. This is a deep, emoti
Kristin Hackett (Merrily Kristin)
Originally posted on Super Space Chick:

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider was one of my most anticipated contemporary releases for 2016, largely because the plot synopsis reminded me of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Who can resist a complicated YA fiction book set in Hawaii?! I know I couldn’t! I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Summer of Sloane in January thanks to Andi who attended ALA and sent me her ARC to borrow (Thanks again Andi!)! I really enjoyed reading Summer of Sloane despite th
Nicole Hoefs
I’m so glad I signed up for this Sunday Street Team opportunity, because I just loved this book. Erin did such an amazing job with her debut novel. I received a copy from Netgalley to review, and ended up giving this book 5 out of 5 stars (and added it to my favorites list).

The writing in this book was incredible. It felt like you were watching a movie play out, or reading Sloane’s personal diary, or something else equally amazing. I didn’t want to put this book down at all. It’s definitely a bo
Kali Wallace
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I admit readily that I wasn't expecting to love this book. I thought I might like it pretty well, because it's about Hawaii and I adore Hawaii, but it's not my usual genre, not my usual style, so that's as far as my expectations go... And there's a lesson in here about making assumptions based on genre and style, or something, because I was so wrong, and I'm an idiot, and this book is REALLY GREAT.

The book description (cheating boyfriend, betraying best friend, hot new dude) are really just the
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An emotionally intense beach read that manages to stay fun and romantic. Great sibling relationships, believable conflicts between current and former best friends, ex-boyfriends, summer flings....this has it all for lovers of contemporary teen fiction. Sloane's voice feels authentic and so does her inner turmoil. Should make for a wonderful summer read.

More later, when I'm in a review-writing mood, as I kinda want to flail a bit about the character interactions.
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Summer of Sloane by Erin L Schneider
Release date: May 3, 2016

I give this book 4/5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a nonfiction YA contemporary book.


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Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she'd be spending at her mom's home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Inst
Alice (Alice's Book Vault)
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Disclaimer: I received this novel in exchange for an honest review and this in no way affects my opinion of the book.

I am so unbelievably happy that I got a chance to review this novel as it was one of the best novels I've read in quite a while. As all of my close friends know, I absolutely despise winter. I hate the cold weather, I hate being cold, I hate having to scrape off my car windows. I always get very tired and down when winter hits and I had been feeling those blues a lot lately when I
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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and - although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their two boys, Kellan and Kasen; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of ...more

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Closing my eyes I take a deep breath as he squeezes my hand in time to his counting.
I open my eyes on the third
and final squeeze.
And then we jump”
“We walk along the beach access path until it opens up onto pristine golden sand and nothing but thousands of miles of turquoise unfolds in front of us. It's hard to tell where the blue
of the ocean stops and the same brilliant hue of the sky begins.”
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