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Our Last Summer by Matthew J. Metzger
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3.5 stars. Review posted March 16, 2014

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"I am in your summers."

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While Our Last Summer is a pretty impressive debut, it doesn't measure up to Matthew's Vivaldi in the Dark series. Our Last Summer was a tough one to rate. At times I felt like I was engulfed by a yoyo-effect. The beginning was promising and then it kinda fizzled out; it picked up again only to test my patience once again. The story shined the most during the last 30 %. At that point I felt totally invested in the characters as well as the plot and there was something going on. Simply put, the story was really compelling for the first time.

It was hard for me to connect with Alex who was a very closed-off and taciturn loner unlike Ryan who was more responsive. Also, it was difficult to deal with Alex's indifference (view spoiler) I caught myself telling him secretly to do something already!

Pretty much when I made do with It was good but… Matthew pulled something emotive out of his hat that proved how talented he is when he puts pen to paper.

"I am part of your summers," Alex says. "I'm part of this world, out here, in the middle of nowhere, with the sun and midnight wanderings and little secrets that don't mean anything. I'm not part of that world: of your autumn or winter or spring. I'm not there."

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Passenger -- Hearts on Fire (with Ed Sheeran)

If you are a fan of Matt's writing then I recommend you to read Our Last Summer.
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Reading Progress

February 9, 2014 – Shelved
February 9, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 9, 2014 – Shelved as: m-m
February 9, 2014 – Shelved as: new-adult-or-young-adult
March 12, 2014 – Started Reading
March 12, 2014 –
0.0% " photo tumblr_mwql4p9aN61su9a05o1_500_zps76eb4bb4.gif\n I love Matt's writing and this book was his debut. So let's see…"
March 12, 2014 –
20.0% " photo tumblr_mzksdavaGj1r1mkubo1_400_zps8896f366.gif\n Alex's voice changes--it goes cold. The summer heat is gone; Alex's voice is the icy calm of a frozen river, with that same danger of drowning and death lurking underneath, waiting. Good beginning!"
March 13, 2014 –
40.0% "He jumps when Alex's hands--cool, too cool for the heat of summer like this--suddenly cup around his neck, the long fingers twining and knotting at the back, just under the curve of his skull. His head snaps down to find Alex's face barely an inch from his and then…\n \n What happens then?? :))"
March 13, 2014 –
60.0% "XXX--XXX it is this month. And FYI: I can now spend an hour staring at Maria's rack in History and not even get a hard on. She's hot! The reply is surprising--both in that it comes at all, and that it shows a thought process of Alex's that Ryan would never have guessed at. Next Tuesday. Thanks. And FYI: she can't have been that hot, then."
March 14, 2014 –
100.0% " photo tumblr_mjrufp8cIR1rsq9eyo1_500_zps2c3594af.gif\n I am in your summers."
March 14, 2014 – Finished Reading

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