Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Days and Summer Nights Blog Tour + Review

Summer Days and Summer Nights:

Twelve Love Stories

Edited by Stephanie Perkins

SUMMER DAY AND SUMMER NIGHTS, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake.  So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses.  You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

My Review:
I absolutely loved Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins! I love that St. Martin's Press has been publishing these short story anthologies by some of my favorite YA authors! Last year, I picked up the first anthology titled My True Love Gave to Me and I was super impressed by the collection of stories. I was so excited when I found out a second anthology was going to be published-Summer Days and Summer Nights. This collection of stories is so creative, funny, and bittersweet, but what impressed my the most was its diversity. I love the wide range of character personalities we saw throughout the novel. It was awesome that many LGBT characters where incorporated as well. Some of my favorite short stories were "Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail" written by Leigh Bardugo, "The End of Love" by Nina Lacour, and "Good Luck and Farewell" by Brandy Colbert. Overall, I loved this anthology as a whole because it tackles many important issues. I highly recommend this book and you should definitely pick it up from your local bookstore or check it out from your library!

About the Editor
Stephanie Perkins has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, as well as Isla and the Happily Ever After. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.

Internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins brought together some of her closest friends and fellow bestselling young adult authors for the holiday anthology My True Love Gave to Me that a starred Publisher’s Weekly called  “a rare holiday treat” and Romantic Times claimed  “this is what all anthologies should aspire to be”. Now, she’s doing it again with SUMMER DAY AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories (St. Martin’s Griffin / On Sale: May 17, 2016), another anthology filled with twelve new stories from a superstar lineup of young adult authors. Already receiving rave reviews, this anthology is the perfect beach companion for those long, hazy summer days.

Featuring twelve brand new short stories from:
  • Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, My True Love Gave To Me)
  • Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Francesca Lia Block (Love in the Time of Global Warming)
  • Veronica Roth (The Divergent Trilogy)
  • Lev Grossman (The Magicians Trilogy)
  • Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series)
  • Jennifer E. Smith (The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love, The Geography of You and Me)
  • Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
  • Tim Federle (The Great American Whatever)
  • Nina LaCour (Everything Leads to You, You Know Me Well)
  • Jon Skovron (Misfits, Man Made Boy)
  • Brandy Colbert (Pointe)

“This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on shelves.”
-STARRED School Library Journal

“An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle.”
-STARRED Kirkus Review

“Offering a sampling of many different genres, bright and distinct narrative voices, and a generous portion of tender moments, this book has something for everyone who has loved or longs for it.”
-STARRED Publishers Weekly

“These stories are perfect for a lazy day at the beach or a hot summer night.”
-Romantic Times Reviews

“Yep, this one’s a beach read, so throw it in in the bag in its well-earned spot between the sunblock and the sandals.”
- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Edited by Stephanie Perkins
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
**On Sale May 17, 2016**
Hardcover | $19.99
ISBN: 9781250079121| Ebook ISBN: 9781466891753