*I read this in August 2017 and reviewed it then. I read it as a hardcover. I only read the stories from authors I like. As always, this is my honest opinion.
Today is the last day of summer for me, so I thought it would be an approriate time to post this review.
Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author 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.
So yeah. I mainly wanted to read this book for the Perkins story, but Bardugo is in here and Smith..so. My reviews, in order of the stories I read:
In Ninety Minutes, Turn North by Stephanie Perkins:
This one made me sad at first because I hadn’t expected it to begin like this but I enjoyed it. I just wanted more. I liked the continuation aspected, but…I wanted more swoons.
Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo:
This one was slightly unexpected and didn’t seem like Bardugo until I finished it. And then it hit me just how good it is. I think this might be my favorite short story in this anthology.
A Thousand Ways This Could All Go Wrong by Jennifer E. Smith
This one was so cute and true to Jennifer E. Smith storytelling. I really enjoyed it and wanted more story…an entire book’s worth. It was just really touching and cute. And as someone who works with kids, I related to Annie.