Apr 21, 2011

Review: Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

3.5 molasses cookies.

Cover Love: Not really. It does bring to mind summer, but it doesn't really appeal to me much. Although, I am not the target audience.

Why I Wanted to Read This:
This was another book from Simon & Schuster's Galley Grab. It was about to expire so I decided to give it a try! Here's the synopsis from Good Reads:
Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....

I Kept Reading Because:
Chase was a really good voice. So insecure and so interesting. It was interesting to watch him grow.

Romance?: Yes. And a "brother"-mance.

What I Liked (& Didn't):
Chase is such a good male protagonist. He is insecure and unsure and trustworthy and responsible. He is so different than his older brother Noah. But, Chase is constantly striving for Noah's attention and love when in reality it seemed that Noah gave him more love than he gave most of the other characters.

It was a weird relationship that could be analyzed endlessly: Does Chase want Noah so much so he doesn't have to be so responsible? Because I didn't see anything overly special about Noah that would make Chase desire his attention. In fact, I felt like Chase was the only one in his family that actually wanted something from Noah, so why did Noah always feel the need to leave?

This is Chase's story, but it is really the story of this relationship between these two brothers. Occasionally there was a girl, Melinda, who got in the way, but the main focus was these two brothers.

It bothered me that Chase did so much for the family and people he loved, yet nobody seemed to acknowledge it. I wanted someone to say "Thank you" to him!

To Sum Up: I enjoyed this book, and enjoyed Chase. It kept me interested, but something felt lacking. However, it was a good male voice written by a female author.

eBook received from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab. Thanks S&S!


  1. You are too cool for words. And Wyatt LOVED the movie - thanks for taking him. :-)

  2. I'm always searching out good boy books. The cover doesn't appeal to me either but I like the way the lead character sounds. Thanks for the recommendation!