Review: Cold Summer


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.


Rating: 4/5 Stars
Source: Hardcover (322 pages)
Published: May 2nd 2017 by Sky Pony Press



Time travel+WW2= Something…

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I adore Cold Summer!! The characters are really relatable and are so down to earth. I love how the romance is not all love at first sight and chemistry but more of connection and understanding. And also we can’t forget the cover—it’s STUNNING!!

Family: watching my dad punish my sister for what she deserves for
 The concept of time travel is so enthralling. It is one of the things that I adore about this book. I love how, although the concept of time travel wasn’t explained thoroughly, I still enjoyed it and had lots of fun. I couldn’t stop turning the pages like this cat…

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To sum it up, if you are looking for a fun summer read, definitely check this out!! 🙂




7 thoughts on “Review: Cold Summer

  1. This book looks really interesting! I immediately clicked on your post off of reader, thinking about how I love to read books about summer when it’s not quite summer and still gross out side (at least in New England haha). Does summer actually have a role in the book? Regardless, the title, and the cover are both pretty cool! I think about time travel when I’m bored, (and other strange, sometimes deep stuff. Like my existence. I’m honestly so weird. Anywayyys) So can Kyle only travel to the past? If that’s so, it sounds pretty logical; I’ll save you my rambling and not explain my reasoning but traveling to the future seems literally impossible since when you get back to the present and make a different decision to prevent something bad from happening, what you saw before is no longer the future?? Whoops, sorry I failed at not explaining 😂

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    1. Haha it’s okay. Kale can only travel back. I think the author does a better explainstion then I will. But basically, Kyle can’t change the past. It already happened. Something like that, I’m not completely sure. Read the book to find out! 😉

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