Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Posted May 30, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah OcklerThe Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Published by Simon Pulse on 6/2/2015
Genres: Contemporary, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also by this author: #scandal


I have a lot of love for this book.  The writing is beautiful, and it’s a sort of nod to The Little Mermaid.  I don’t think it’s a retelling, but there are definitely mentions in this book.

My heart hurt for Elyse.  She was in a horrible accident that left her without the ability to speak.  She had so many dreams, and one night changed everything for her.  Throughout the book she is struggling to come to terms with her new life without a voice.  She has to overcome the loss of her singing, and trying to forgive her sister after everything happened.  She thinks because she can’t speak she can’t make a difference.  But meeting the people at Atagartis Cove helps with her emotions.  Sometimes they stir them up, and other times they make her feel at home.  It’s her actions that shows people how much she cares about things.

The story can be slow at times, but that doesn’t take away from it at all.  You get in the feel of summer days on the sea.  Elyse has a lot of fear she has to overcome, but she might have a chance with the friends she has made.  Christian, Kirby, Vanessa, Noah, and Sebastian give her strength, and help her to begin to hope again.



Details: Win (1) of (2) Sarah Ockler’s prize packs that include a hardcover copy of The Summer of Chasing Mermaids and paperback copies of #Scandal, The Book of Broken Hearts and Bittersweet (US Only)

Giveaway starts on MAY 27th and finishes on JUNE 8th

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About Sarah Ockler

Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of novels for teens, including The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Fixing Delilah, and the critically acclaimed Twenty Boy Summer, a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominee and IndieNext List pick. Her latest, #scandal, hits the shelves in June 2014.

Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she’s not writing or reading at home in Colorado, she enjoys taking pictures, hugging trees, and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

2 responses to “Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

    • There’s one inspired by Little Mermaid. It’s called the Tempest series by Tracy Deebs. I have a thing for mermaids. Especially with summer coming. This one was great. I couldn’t stop reading. The writing was gorgeous!

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