We all remember our first love, that one affair that took custody of your heart and never really let it go. Readers around the world were touched by The Summer Remains, a heartbreaking and inspiring novel about one of these romances – but Cooper Nichols, the enigmatic young man at the center of the novel, was largely silent on the matter. Until now.
“I just can’t believe it’s over between you guys,” my best friend said as we walked down the pier. “You two were supposed to last forever.”
I stared out at the blue sea. “Oh, trust me, it’s not over. I am going to see that girl’s face in every crowd I look into, forever. And maybe a few forevers after that…”
And so begins the tale of young writer Cooper Nichols. Left in ruins after a tragic summer romance, Cooper is afraid the sun may have set on him for good – until his mother discovers a copy of Cooper’s journal he kept of that summer. As he reluctantly slips back into his own past in the pages of his notebook, Cooper starts to rethink everything he thought he knew about life, death, and all the love that can bloom in between – and what follows is a thrilling and breathtaking journey back to joy that will sink into you and stay there for the long haul.
Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Invincible Summer is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty. If you have ever found yourself drifting back to a long-lost romance during a quiet moment, prepare to be pulled under all over again.
“That one summer. Everyone’s got one, that fleeting season that rearranged you and imprinted itself onto your soul forever. You were mine. I swear I’ll never forget your hazel eyes. I swear I’ll never forget those few months when the winds roared. I’ll always think of you that way. And if you can, please come back to me. At the end of the day I’m just a boy who wants to get back to his first love, and I miss you. Just find a way back, please. I’ll be waiting.
Until then, I’ve got nothing…”
Invincible Summer is beauty, love, and truth. A epic love story that touched my heart, soul, and mind in a way that I feel better and lighter for just reading it. I rarely message an author after I read a book, but at 4 am on a Saturday I had to do it. Invincible Summer is a life book that not only let me see the world in a new way, but life as well. I can honestly say It is a book that will undoubtedly stay with me for the rest of my life.
Invincible Summer is not the sequel or companion novel to The Summer Remains that you may think. It is so much more and so stunning, that just thinking about it makes me smile and tear up at the same time. Summer and Cooper's story for me belongs in the realm of the greatest love stories ever written. You find out how great and epic it is in Invincible Summer. I don't want to give anything away because it's a book that needs to be experienced by the reader. The only thing I will tell you is to savor each and every word. Don't rush through the wonderfully crafted words of Seth King. Absorb them, feel them, cherish them, fall in love, and you'll be happy and grateful a masterpiece like this was created. Invincible Summer is the reason why I pick up a book to begin with. To read a story so profound that you feel it all the way through to your bones that you can't help but feel genuine love for it. This for me is why I love Seth King's Invincible Summer.
Rating: 5-Stars (I wish I could give it more)