Review: That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel by Adrienne Vaughan

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That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel by Adrienne Vaughan | Rating: ★★★★☆
 
As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

There was something very striking about That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel. Something that I can't find a way to describe. You grow invested in this book and in the character development; the way that Vaughan's prose curls around you. I wasn't sure what to expect from the novel and requested it on a limb, but I'm glad that I did.

Is That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel anything new to literature? Yes, no. There are a lot of common tropes to be spotted in the novel but the way that Vaughan tells the story--splits the narration, ties everything together--is an absolute delight. She hooks you and suddenly, you're lost to the words. In short: she makes tired plotlines new again.

That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel is many things, including passionate and just a little mysterious. Its vivid descriptions and settings make for a great backdrop; seemingly come to life before your eyes. Vaughan also creates an interesting cast of characters that don't just exist for the sake of existing--they are actually developed and intriguing to readers as they get to know them more and more.




Although the novel was mostly good, there were a few things that thankfully didn't destroy things in the long run. Many books fall victim to its weaker points, but there's scarcely a weak point in That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel

I really, really enjoyed getting to know these characters. In particular, Mia--who's character growth is SERIOUSLY on point.

Vaughan truly created something special with this book and while it wasn't without flaws, it was the perfect addition to my reading list this summer. Not just because of its title. I had a lot of fun with the story and found myself achingly hoping for just one more page by the end. This is the perfect read for your summer days.

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