The summer I turned pretty Complete series (Summer #1-3) by Jenny Han
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3.33333333333333 stars
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)
Isabel spends every summer at the beach with her brother, Steven and divorced mother. Isabel has had a crush on Conrad for as long as she can remember while being good friends with his brother, Jeremiah. This summer, things are different, Isabel is and feels prettier. As the summers go by, Isabel is forced to choose between Jeremiah and Conrad and their feelings about her.
The summer I turned pretty – Book 1 (Rating :3/5)
This book actually reminded me of The kissing Booth. I like that it skips from the past and the present effortlessly, allowing the readers to understand both the backstory and the current predicament.
It’s definitely a good summer read, but I did feel as though nothing much was even happening. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of Isabel because she felt like such a brat to me. I liked Jeremiah better than Conrad since Conrad was being such an ass.
The ending was pretty vague but continues on to the next book. I did like the writing style, but wish that there was more drama and conflict. I wasn’t a big fan of the characters of this series as compared to the To all the boys I’ve loved before series.
It’s not summer without you – Book 2 (Rating: 3.5/5)
It takes place a few months after the first book.
I like that we get Jeremiah’s POV in this book and this book definitely focused more on the love triangle between Isabel, Jeremiah and Conrad.
When Conrad and Isabel went out, it felt like he didn’t care or isn’t putting in any effort, he doesn’t talk to her and just seems to go along with everything. I think this was why I ended up rooting for Jeremiah instead.
We’ll always have summer – Book 3 (Rating: 3.5/5)
Isabel is studying for her last final of freshman year and has been going out with Jeremiah for 2 years.
In this book, Jeremiah was disastrous, I ended up hating him so much that I would rather Isabel not end up with either of the boys. But I knew from the start that the author wanted Isabel to end up with Conrad and the whole story was fashioned in that way to cater to the bigger picture.
In this book, we get Conrad’s POV,
I was so annoyed that Jeremiah turned into a big jerk in this book and he barely even cared about anything that involved Isabel and him.
It was a crazy whirlwind ride, but I can’t say that I absolutely loved it. It was more draggy actually and a ton of things could have been settled if Conrad had decided to TALK to Isabel instead of running away all the time.
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