Review: Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

Summary:

Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive….

Not your typical beach read. (via Goodreads)

My Review:

When I was asked to be a part of this book’s blog tour, I was really excited! I’d seen a lot of reviews – both good and bad, that made me very curious about the story. I started reading the book expecting to immediately be caught up into Noah’s story.

Unfortunately, I was not. In fact, I kept putting it down and forcing myself to try getting into it again…but it never worked out for me. I just couldn’t find anything appealing about the characters or their story. Nothing about it falls within my realm of experience, and I couldn’t really find anything about any of the characters to make me feel invested in them. All the characters were diverse and complex, which would normally be a very good thing – but I just never found connections to them.

I know this isn’t the case for everyone, because there are a lot of positive reviews out there! I don’t want to go into specific plot details since I don’t have anything positive to say. If you pick the book up, I want you to make up your own mind without my ideas about certain particulars floating around in your head.

One thing I can say is that the writing style itself was good. Hannah Moskowitz has a really insightful way of writing…I really wish I could have appreciated it more with characters I wanted to read about!

Anyway, this was just not a book for me. I know a lot of people have loved it, so keep following the tour…next scheduled stop is Chick Loves Lit tomorrow!

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Khadija April 8, 2011, 4:47 am

    Sorry to hear this one didn't live up to your expectations. To be honest, I haven't really read much about this book because it hasn't really caught my interest. But I enjoyed reading your review, thanks for the honesty!

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  • Chel April 8, 2011, 8:54 am

    Aww that's so sad. I've been hearing rave reviews about this and I was really looking forward to reading it. So.. that's sucks.

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

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  • We Heart YA April 11, 2011, 3:47 pm

    I appreciate that you're willing to be honest, even when it's not particularly favorable for the book/author, and yet that you also avoid trashing a book. Well done!

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