Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield

5 Stars

Oh my, this book will give you all the feels.  I read this book when it first came out and it has been stuck in my head ever since and I can’t wait to read it again.

Till and her little sister Mia are going to Jamaica to see their father who they haven’t seen in over a year.  He has a habit of leaving their mother and them in Canada and returning to Jamaica whenever he feels like it, not really caring how they feel about his absence.  Tilla is determined to make the most of the trip, mainly for her younger sister who is still infatuated with their father, even when he leaves them.  While there Tilla is forced to face a storm that can upend her life in ways she doesn’t expect.

I was hooked from the very beginning of this book and immediately was drawn to the character of Tilla.  She puts up with a lot and isn’t treated very nicely which was so heartbreaking to read.  Rarely do I read a contemporary book and feel any kind of connection or feelings but this one really got to me, tears were constantly welling up in my eyes which was a big surprise for me, I normally don’t have that kind of a reaction to a story.

The writing style was absolutely amazing, the characters were written beautifully, the atmosphere was perfect.  The only complaint I have is the ending felt really open-ended to me, there wasn’t really a good conclusion.  That did not knock a star down for me though because the book was so lovely it honestly made up for that.

*Thanks so much to Wednesday Books and NetGalley for the complimentary copy for my honest review!*

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