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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #408,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is one of those times, having read the first book, that I really wondered what could possibly happen in a sequel. I kind of liked where the first book ended. Having said that I did think that this second book could perhaps give us, as a reader, the closure we didn't necessarily get from The Summer Remains.
Now I have to say this is an extremely difficult book to express how I felt about, because in order to do that, I'd have to reveal a major spoiler that happened in book one. And because I can't do that I will say this, it is a book about love in its most pure form.
The first few chapters take place shortly after where book one ends, however it soon began to take a completely different direction, one I certainly didn't expect.
Initially I wasn't sure why the author took the story in this direction and I wondered how it could possibly work, but surprisingly it did in places, but I felt it was a little far fetched in others. After a while I began to think that the story was dragging and I found myself losing interest for a time, only to have my attention grabbed again. And so this was pretty much what happened for me throughout the book.
For me much of this book was a little too 'wordy' for my liking, causing a lot of my attention to wander occasionally and that's where I realised this book could have been so much more had it only been condensed a little.
Sadly I wasn't blown away like I was after reading The Summer Remains, but I am happy the author did decide to give us this sequel and it will be interesting to see what he comes up with next.
Quite simply, everyone has to read this 5 star book and should read this to truly understand the power of the mind, to truly cope with the loss of a loved one, to truly accept that they are and will always be with you in your life and most importantly in your heart. This heartfelt story touched me in so many ways and had a sincere deep impact on me.....one story that I will never forget. Invincible Summer has healed my heart and pieced it back together and I urge everyone to go through this journey of love, understanding, healing and yes of acceptance......acceptance that life is truly a gift and should never be taken for granted. We need to enjoy our todays as we simply do not know of our tomorrows.
I felt so many times throughout this touching story that Seth King was speaking directly to me and describing my situation with the struggles I faced after losing a loved one to cancer. Through Seth's beautiful and profound words, I now know that my brother and all our loved ones that have passed will always be near and dear to our hearts and never, ever forgotten.
Seth King thank you for writing from your generous heart and producing such an amazing, beautiful story that will be with me always and for many readers for sure. This is simply a story that has to be experienced by everyone!!!!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I felt like I was taken on a journey through Seth King's mind on how he views the world. All the things he thinks should happen, he explains through Summer. Unfortunately, it came across very preachy at times (like the fact that he doesn't like hipsters who write in coffee shops. he mentions it 3 times). Other times, it was just all over the place. I chalked that up to where the story was being told from (you'll have to read it to understand).
You know that person that is always shoving down your throat a particular idea? That was this novel, to me. There were a lot of great lines, but when put together it felt slightly forced. I can't say that I wish there was more substance, because there was a lot to digest in 'Invincible Summer'. I just wish it felt more genuine.
I do need to say that I loved 'The Summer Remains'. That novel is one that will stay with me for a long time. My daughter found my paperback and asked if she could read it. Although, I feel she may be too young right now, in a few years I'll pass that paperback on to her.
Honestly? I'm in the minority, if you read the reviews. If you loved The Summer Remains, I'd say to give Invincible Summer a chance.
The story picks up the thread where The Summer Remains devastatingly ended, where the 24 years old Summer Johnson lost her life. In The Summer Remains Cooper promised to Summer that he will write their story and with this he will make Summer immortal. But how can you continue living your life after you lose one huge piece of your soul? How can you find love again if in the place of your heart is nothing else just emptiness? How can you wake up from your bed every day after you lost all ray of light which once shined your days? In this book we can learn about what happened with Cooper after he lost Summer and how was his life until his last moments.
Seth King is a highly gifted author and a true poet. His talent is undeniable. He wrote this book on such a beautiful way that I swear there were moments when a tear escaped from my eye out of the blue. He writes with beautiful words and metaphors and with beautiful language. I don’t remember that The Summer Remains would be written on this high level, but this book was something else anyway. It was philosophical, it was heartfelt, with a range of beautiful messages.
I don’t say that this is the kind of book “what everybody should read”, but it is certain that this book is so unique and not comparable with anything I ever read, and this reading was a pure beauty. I think that for everybody who ever lost someone important this story truly will be a life-changing and eye-opening journey.
I really enjoyed reading this book and how Seth changed things up. It was actually unexpected to see how things turned out, and I won’t say because you have to read it to find out yourself. Just know, it’s not going to be easy. But at the same time, you will be sucked in, unable to stop reading. Seth’s books to me always have a huge meaning behind it. It’s not only about two people who loved and lost, but it’s about life in general. Things we don’t think about and I love Seth is able to make me stop and THINK. His words are really powerful, and I know even though Seth makes me cry, I also cannot get enough. I’m a fan for life and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Seth comes up with next. Amazing job Seth!
To me this book was a continuation of Summer Johnson and Cooper Nichols story so, if you haven’t read The Summer Remains I would highly recommend you do.
This book was unlike anything I have ever read and it’s something everyone needs to experience with a completely open mind and open heart. Many reviewers before me have said, “This book is not what you think it will be.” And they are absolutely correct. It was much, much more then what I thought it would be. It touched my heart and deep down into my soul, and healed it just a little bit but enough to make a difference. Seth’s “weirdly” ideas and visions helped me in ways I will never be able to repay. His writing was filled with so much emotion, I physically felt it in every word I read. It was refreshing and wonderful all at the same time even when I needed to grab a tissue or two.
One of my favorite things about The Summer Remains was all the lyrics Seth included in that book. (Lyrics he wrote himself.) In Invincible Summer I absolutely loved all the poems and of course Seth wrote all of those.
Invincible Summer is the ending or maybe not ending to an amazing love story that will stay with me until the end of time. Thank you Seth for giving me your words and taking me on this journey with you.
As a reader I can only hope my words do this book justice giving it the credit it deserves. I have never put so much time and effort into writing a review for a book. I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to convey the message clearly enough for people to realize, as I have, that this is a treasure. Seth King poured his bleeding heart along with his soul onto these pages. Invincible Summer is nothing short of amazing! It's a book I will be reading over and over when I am lost, lonely, afraid, or when I begin to take the beauty of life for granted. It's not your typical romance novel or love story, it is that and so much more. It's about Hope, Faith, Living life to the fullest without regrets, 2nd Chances, Redemption, Courage, and a Whole lot of Love. All this in one small package of pages.
I read this book through smiles and tears absorbing each sentence. Then I read it again. It came to me at a much needed time in my life bringing with it peace and comfort. For this I am so grateful!!!
"Never was there something so comforting, yet so painful as a memory" These words spoke to me as if Seth King was in my head. I very highly recommend this book to EVERYONE!!! This is not a SHOULD read, it's a MUST read!! Thank you Seth King for weaving these brilliant words into what has become my favorite book of 2015.