Blog Tour Review: When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington + GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington, which is a adorable book perfect for the summer! Keep reading for my review and a fun giveaway! Thank you to Tor Teen, Jessica Pennington, and JeanBookNerd for including me in this tour!

About the Book

Publication Date: 4/9/2019

Genre: YA Contemporary

POV: Dual 1st Person POVs

Page Count: 288 pages

Rating: 5/5


Synopsis: Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.   


When Summer Ends was such an adorable read, perfect for… well, the summer!

I really, really enjoyed this book! I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy and scifi lately, so a contemporary read was definitely a breath of fresh air or me!

The book was written quite well, and I was able to really lose myself in the book! It also isn’t too long, so it can totally be a quick vacation or poolside read. All of the dialogue and characters felt quite natural, which really helps in making a book feel realistic.

The romance between Olivia and Aiden also felt quite natural, and it was so adorable! Even as they’re dealing with some pretty big life changes, I’m glad that they had each other. 🙂

I really appreciated that the author included a character dealing with vision issues and losing sight, because this is a very real issue that people go through! Representation is so important!

In the end, I really enjoyed the novel and would give it 5/5 stars. I’d definitely recommend this to fans of authors like Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick, or anyone looking for a fun, interesting book to read before the summer ends.

About the Author


Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.

TWITTER: @jessnpennington
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