Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Summer Marked (The Winter People, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Summer Marked (The Winter People, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Summer Marked

(The Winter People #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  40 reviews
The sequel to the chilling Winter People returns to the world of Faerie, and is a romantic and enchanting follow-up.

Salome left humankind behind to be with her boyfriend, Gareth, in the Kingdom of Summer. But now forces of darkness are rising. Her happily-ever-after is coming apart, and the Kingdom is on the brink of war.

Newly-single Kadie Byers is on her way home for
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Entangled: Teen
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.18  · 
Rating details
 ·  100 ratings  ·  40 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Summer Marked (The Winter People, #2)
Read all my reviews on

Only now that I reread my review for the first book The Winter People did I remember that I disliked the first book. Apparently the book has grown on me over the last year since I requested the second book anyway. And I'm not disappointed I did.

Salome has agreed to go to Faerie, where there is a war between Summer and Winter ongoing and it soon becomes clear she'll have to make personal sacrifices to help overcome Winter.

This time told
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

The Summer Marked is the second installment in The Winter People series by author Rebekah L. Purdy. The story picks up not long after Salome Montgomery left the human world to travel to Faerie with her betrothed Gavin. While The Winter People was mostly about Salome, this
Caitlin L
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Thisi e-ARC was given to me by Entangle Publishing for an honest review* Enjoyed this book more than the first! Full review on blog: :)
Anna (Enchanted by YA)
***I received the ARC eBook free as a review copy from the publisher Entangled Teen via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

I’ll be honest when I say that the first book didn’t impress me all that much, so believe me when I say this one did. It’s a slow burner, meaning that I gradually grew more and more invested in the story, until I had to put it down and realised I didn’t want to! Simple as that I was hooked.

What originally caught my interest more than anything is the beautiful (yet
Natasha (books_n_dreams)

This book was absolutely fantastic, amazing, incredible....just so well done. Literally when I finished reading Winter People I did NOT think there would be a second book when it originally came out, because the way it ended was amazing. But now to get more in depth into the story and see what else is behind the pages, was beyond what I was expecting. I love how in this book we get answers, while still leaving us wanting more. You get just enough to make it so you understand
N.N. Light
While I didn't get a chance to reading The Winter People, I did notice the praise for author Rebekah L. Purdy. So I picked up this book and started reading with no expectations. WOW! Fast-paced plot with fully developed characters (including a fab Big Bad) kept me turning the pages. All of my fellow reviewers were right, Purdy has a talent for grabbing the reader and not letting go. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, BAM!, a plot twist I wasn't expecting hit me. Just fantastic ...more
Andrea Heltsley
This series continues to blow me away! I purchased The Winter People on a whim and absolutely loved it. It was steeped in romance, mystery and the supernatural.
I wasn't sure about this book since it was dual POV from Salome and Kadie. Soon, it grew on me and I liked knowing what was going on in the two locations. It gave the audience insight about the other side.
It was hard to stop the tears in this sequel. It was so clear how in love Salome and Gareth were. Yet, they continued to overcome
Maghon Thomas
So, I liked the first book pretty good, but the second book, WOW! Yeah, I can't believe I'm gunna say this, but the first book has nothing on the second book. I about lost my mind 48 times in this one. Seriously, this is a major contender for a favorite! I can't believe everything that happened in this book. I can't believe this, or that, or that, and another that. LOL I know I actually want to spoil this book for you because it's so good and I just wanna blabber it to the world LOL

Ok, let's
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, ebooks
First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.

I really liked this a lot more than the first one, it still got the same rating, cause it's still not enough for me to give it five stars.

There are a few spoilers ahead so beware...

I loved how fast-paced this book was compared to the first one. And I also loved that we got Salome's and Kadie's point of view.
I have to say even though I like Salome way more than I like Kadie, I enjoyed Kadie's parts a lot more. Probably because they were so
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I did not have a chance to read the first book, The Winter People, before reading this one so I had some catching up and figuring out to do. I was still able to jump into this one and follow along though. This was such a well written book that I loved it. Rebekah L. Purdy sure knows how to get her readers attention and keep it though out the whole story.

Salome, Gareth and Kadie are back in the Faerie world when we start this book. Salome and Gareth had decided to live together after Salome
Raeanne Parks
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
All of my initial reservations about this book disappeared as soon as I started reading it. I loved seeing immediately in to Salome's life with Gareth in the Faerie realm. It was like a glimpse at "happily ever after" until Nevin had to show up and burst that beautiful bubble. But before that, we see a glimpse of the past where Salome's grandma is actually hiding a girl for the Faerie Queen that the queen bestows all of her powers in. Your inference that the girl is actually Salome isn't ever ...more
Carrie Slager
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I requested and received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

While I had been initially skeptical about The Winter People, the first book in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed it in the end. So when I got the chance to read The Summer Marked, I had absolutely no hesitation in getting started. I couldn’t wait to find out the next chapter in Salome’s life after the supposedly completely happy fairytale ending of the first book. Of course, not all is
This review does not contain spoilers for The Summer Marked, but does have spoilers for the first novel in this series The Winter People.

First let me say... do you see that cover?! *sighs* it is SO beautiful!!

I read the Winter People last year and absolutely loved it! It was well written, imaginative and unique. You can read my review for The Winter People here. The Summer Marked picks up shortly after The Winter People ends. Salome has left the human world to be with Gareth in Faerie and begin
books are love
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This picks up where Winter People left off and it is a amazing story. I love how Gareth is with Salome. Those two are so perfect together. Kadie I have some serious issues with. Not issues as in writing issues issues as in she truly is just a not nice person. She harbored all this anger and jealousy towards Salome and this made her a good target for Griselle. Griselle we see her evil ways a lot here. We see how truly manipulative she is but we also get some background into her if you can believe ...more
When I have read The Winter People last year, I thought it was a standalone. All I could remember from The Winter People was haunting descriptions that made me scared of winter and that the end was too sweet for my taste. Rebekah L. Purdy obviously agreed with me that Salome’s adventure should not end like that, because she wrote the sequel, The Summer Marked.


* Fae. The Summer Marked is set almost entirely in the Faerie kingdoms. The fae’s worlds are always full of wonderful architecture
**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

5+ stars!

Now that Salome has broken the Winter Curse and decided to live in Faerie with Gareth, they believe that the worst of times are behind them. Little do they know that the Winter Queen has big plans for the rest of Faerie, which includes taking out the last remaining Kingdom – Summer. Being a Warrior of the Summer Kingdom, Gareth has held the Kingdom together while it’s King, Nevin, was back in the
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Summer Marked I truly enjoy this series! I loved The Winter People and I love this sequel just as much! The author creates characters that are so complex and so realistic. Even as dark as the story is, it is beautiful with its weaving of our own reality and the dark reality of the Fae world. It is a far cry from the Disneyfied version of faeries and that is something I look for in fae novels.

The Summer Marked picks up not long after The Winter People ends. Salome, Gareth, and Nevin have
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

The Summer Marked is the second book in the Winter People series. I really enjoyed the Winter People last year and I was really interested in seeing what was going to happen next. If I recall correctly, The Winter people ended in kind of a nicely wrapped up place. Salome was living happily ever (right now) with Gareth, so I was interested to see what was going to happen next. I don't think I even knew there was going
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
(Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for providing a copy to review. All thoughts are 100% my own.)

Salome thought that after breaking the curse on Nevin and becoming a faerie to be with Gareth that life would be perfect. However the Winter Queen will not be so easily deterred and she is determined to bring all of the kingdoms under her control so she decides to hit close to home. The Queen tricks Kadie Byers, Salome's best friend, and kidnaps her which plunges Kadie into the terrifying world that is
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it


The Review: Pleasantly surprised. Those of you who follow me know that I received an ARC copy of this book without realizing that it is, in fact, a sequel. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but true to this website and my love of good stories I decided to stick with it. It took me a few chapters before I was drawn in, but once I got a feel for the characters I was hooked. I don’t throw that word around lightly. The faerie world in which Salome
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Salome is happy living life in her new home in the Faerie world with her fiance, Gareth. However, her happiness is short-lived. The battle in fairyland between the two kingdoms of summer and winter are still raging war. Salome doesn’t realize that the worst is yet to come. Her best friend, Kadie, who has been searching for her in the human world suddenly finds herself swept into the faerie realm and is a prisoner of the evil Winter Queen. The war between summer and winter not only threatens ...more
Sasha Hibbs
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received this in exchange for an honest review*

THE SUMMER MARKED was incredible! I read this one over my vacation at the Outer Banks in August and I simply couldn't put it down. I LOVED The Winter People and when I saw the sequel on NetGalley I nearly broke my keyboard in half trying to get it. I couldn't imagine what the sequel would entail but I assure you it did not disappoint.

To recap on The Winter People, we meet Salome who is tied in this family curse, falls for more than a few guys,
The Summer Marked reminded me of so many different things. I sometimes thought of the Snow Queen, of course just any Fae story and also a manga/anime called Fushigi Yuugi (mysterious play). All of which are things I love so I’m not complaining.

I was kind of iffy on Salome in the first book. She probably drove me crazy for at least the first half. It wasn’t until Gareth that I really started to like her. This book she seems more mature and braver. She has a confidence about her that is good to
Full Review @

Purdy presents a beautifully dark and complex array of characters that touch your heart and bring the smell of all the seasons. This is a magical experience that everyone who has ever seen a fairy tale needs to read. The words contained in Summer Marked are a gateway into a stunningly captivating story of growth, sacrifice, loyalty, and the willingness to fight darkness until there is nothing left.

The End, talk about shocking Ms. Purdy does
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall I thought SUMMER MARKED was a great Fantasy YA.

After being saved by Garret in the human world and in-turn freeing Nevin (a fae prince) from his curse, Salome follows Garret (the man she loves) to the land of faerie. She ends up journeying with Garret to Summer, where Nevin is prince. The whole Kingdom is being threatened by Winter. Autumn and Spring already fell to the evil Winter Queen's powers and Summer is next.

The reader had clues the whole time that Salome is actually the baby from
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, tackle-your-tbr
I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Summer Marked is the sequel to Rebekah L. Purdy’s Winter People. I never read the first novel, but I assume this novel picks up not too long after the first. Salome has left our world with her Fae boyfriend Gareth to the Kingdom of Summer. But instead of the happily-ever-after she believed they would be living, Winter’s clutches are
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!
Oh, there are so many wonderful feels in this book!
We pick up just after Salome has said goodbye to her newest loves, and she is with her family. Suddenly she KNOWS what she is destined for. She makes her choice and doesn't look back.
Thanks to Kadie, Salome has some BIG issues she will have to work through.
Salome is forced to grow up fast, and poor poor Kadie... The Winter Queen is out for Blood and she doesn't take no for an answer.
I can't wait to read more about what
Geneva Salvatore
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was actually better than the first one. I liked the two points of view from Kadie and Salome and getting to see the different sides of Faerie. I also loved the introduction of the new characters (Darach, Demetria, Grisselle). The Winter Queen was something straight out of a horror flick as were the descriptions of the Kingdom of Winter (especially the castle and the Bone Yard).

This had everything, horror elements, mystery, romance, Faeries, magic, fighting--fantasy
Angel Hatfield
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Salome's boyfriend was Garret. He was a lawyer for the Summer King, Nevin, who was once with Salome. Salome was living on the outskirts of Faerie with Garret.
I loved the twists and turns that Salome went through and yet triumphed over everything thrown her way. I almost stopped 1/3 of the way through the book. I didn't particularly care for the going back and forth between Salome and Katie, but I am very happy I went on. All of the characters were great, even the villains were well done. I
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
THE SUMMER MARKED is the second book in author Rebekah L. Purdy's young adult fantasy series, The Winter People. Whereas in the first book the author sweeps readers into a highly atmospheric Winter-landscape brimming with unusual Fae creatures and dangers, this time around it is the Summer Court that we are taken to. No less danger awaits here, there's more court intrigue, magic, and very cool and unusual Fae creatures to explore, plus - Rebekah L. Purdy gives her readers plenty more ...more
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Carnival of Secrets (Untamed City, #1)
  • Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice (Thirst, #1)
  • Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, and Creatures of Forever (Thirst, #2)
  • The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2)
See similar books…
I was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the giant mitten on the map—it’ll likely throw a snowball at you). I spent most of my time in Michigan, but while in the army got to call KS, SC, MO, and CA home for awhile as well.

As a kid my family moved around a lot. Try spending both your freshman and senior years at new schools (yeah, loads of fun). I could’ve changed my name to “new girl”.


Other books in the series

The Winter People (3 books)
  • The Winter People (The Winter People, #1)
  • The Winter's Spite (The Winter People, #3)
“We’re gonna defeat Winter, and then we’ll all live happily ever after.”
He chuckled. “Has anyone ever told you that you read way too many fairytales?”
“I don’t need to read them anymore – I’m living one.”
More quotes…