Sunday, August 6, 2017
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.
When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.
But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.
I am so, very, madly in love with this book! I seriously can't sing its praises enough to do it justice! Cold Summer just might be my new favorite book. It is, at the very least, in my top five!
I picked this book up because, first of all, it was on my tbr, and second of all, I was getting books ready for a read-a-thon and this book fit a challenge perfectly. The challenge was to read a book that you bought because of the cover and, while I didn't actually buy this book, the cover took my breath away! It is so beautiful!!!!
Ok, so I read this book and, from the moment I started reading it I didn't want to put it down! Oh I just love it so much! I would try to describe it but I am ridiculously horrible at summarizing a book in my own words (my July wrap-up video on youtube proves that statement) and also, you can just read the book summary for yourself!
Cold Summer is a beautiful story and I couldnt get enough of it! You must read this book! Thank you so much, Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse Publishing for sending this book to me!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.