Monday, July 13, 2015

Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

Hey, everyone! I'm so excited to be able to share one of my favorite 2015 releases, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler, with you once again this year! This blog tour is one that I jumped on because I adore Sarah Ockler. I think she's an amazingly talented author, and I've found something uniquely special in each of her books.

Most of you might remember that I read a galley of this book a few months ago, and that I absolutely fell in love with Elyse's story. If you don't remember, please feel free to check out my review to familiarize yourself with the charming novel a little more. It's heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, and it's definitely Sarah Ockler's greatest book to date! 

Below, you'll find some more information and purchase links on The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. If you haven't read this book, be sure to pick up a copy because it's amazing, and one of my favorites of this year. Seriously... what are you waiting for? Make this your next beach read!

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating

accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean

too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…

Title: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Contemporary, Retelling
Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of six young adult novels: Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, Bittersweet, The Book of Broken Hearts, #scandal, and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids.

Her books have been translated into several languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls’ Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, Amazon Top Movers and Shakers, and nominations for YALSA Teens’ Top Ten and NPR’s Top 100 Teen Books. Her short work has appeared in the anthologies Dear Teen Me and Defy the Dark.

She’s a champion cupcake eater, tea drinker, tarot enthusiast, night person, and bookworm. When she’s not writing or reading at home in the Pacific northwest, Sarah enjoys hugging trees and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex. Fans can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and at



  1. This book looks great! Thanks for sharing it. I have added it to my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it.

  2. I've been looking forward to reading this one! :)

  3. I'm so glad you liked it, Lori! It's in my top three list of 2015 releases!

  4. It's amazing, Carole! I hope you read it soon and enjoy it. :)

  5. Yay! I can tell you that I loved it! It's one of the best books that I've read this year. :)

  6. Diverse Book ToursJuly 14, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! Your post looks amazing!

  7. You're welcome! Thank you so much for allowing me to take part in the tour! :)

  8. This book sounds SO good. Seriously, the more I hear about it, the more I need it! Hopefully I will get to read it soon, I LOVE diverse books too!

  9. I LOVED it, Shannon! It's got so much going for it, and it's just the perfect summer read. :)


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