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Finding Summerland ➶ [Reading] ➸ Finding Summerland By Paige Bleu ➫ – After his brothers recent disapearance Wesley Rochester wished he could just fade into obscurity Searching for closure he's haunted by visons Consumed with decoding the messages he begins turning dang After his brothers recent disapearance Wesley Rochester wished he could just fade into obscurity Searching for closure he's haunted by visons Consumed with decoding the messages he begins turning dangerously deeper inward Enter an intriguing 'not uite' human stranger who mysteriously arrives just as he feels all hope is lost Together they begin to realize that their destinies are intricately tangled in a drama reaching far beyond the realms of the wold they know Discovering the secrets plaguing wesley since childhood are no coincidence and everything he believes is shattered Captivated by her he must decide between the life he has and the one he'd forgotten 'Finding Summerland' is like 'Twilight' in the sense that it is a supernatural coming of age romance—but has a genre bending metaphysical element and a much deeper rabbit hole Follow the journey of two star crossed souls as they explore who they are and the ties that bind them Enter a world intentionally forgotten A place buried by history where only the chosen are aware of its existence A place covenants are made and broken where myth leads to truth and forbidden love threatens to destroy or be destroyed becoming just another casualty in their shadow war The introductory novel in a series of five called 'The Ameryn Chronicles'—but compelling enough to stand alone—'Finding Summerland' is sure to be savored by anyone craving to stretch the bounds of ordinary imagination edgy enough to engage readers who enjoy unravelling a mystery and sweet enough to grab onto the hearts of the romance lovers Where legends breathe and dreams are alive A 'trippy' journey to a new reality.

  • Kindle Edition
  • Finding Summerland
  • Paige Bleu
  • English
  • 26 February 2014

About the Author: Paige Bleu

I'm a Sagittarius born in the wrong eraI would have fit better in the 's I think I'm hard to pega somewhat eclectic mixed breed I love to read a good bookpreferably in hardback I've never been a tweeter facebooker etcdespite the fact I'm on the internet everyday for hours at a time Coincidentally I just set up a facebook for the first time yesterday I prefer phone calls to.

10 thoughts on “Finding Summerland

  1. Brenda Perlin Brenda Perlin says:

    I must start out by saying that I really enjoyed this book and found myself studying the use of the English language that was used by the author Her writing is exuisite and the words flow like poetry“She would never tell me She couldn’t bring herself to say the words It was like trying to put together a puzzle with invisible pieces I only had small fragmentsto work with and even those were constantly changing forms”It is precise and each word seems like it was hand picked like a jewel Miss Bleu just has a way with words but not words you hear put together exactly like this There is an art form to her writingEven though this book falls under the category of Young Adult which I am not I still really enjoyed the story I couldn’t wait to read what would happen next It was pleasurably unpredictableI am already looking forward to book two in the series The story between Wes and Olivia is very much a beautiful mysteryI would highly recommend Finding Summerland It was great escape that was not at all predictable

  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    when i was asked to read this book for a honest review i was kinda nervousi thought to my self well what if i hated it i dont want to hurt anyones feelings but oh boy am i glad i read this book and this is honest paige bleu is a amazing author she takes you on a ride of lovehurt and even betrayel this was a great book if you need a book to read the kind of book you start to read and you cant put it down because its that good well this is the book for you sit down and follow wesleys story i promise you wont regret

  3. Paige Bleu Paige Bleu says:

    I loved it but I'm biased LOL ;

  4. Howard Parsons Howard Parsons says:

    Over the past 18 months it has been my pleasure and privilege to read a number of extraordinary Young Adult novels; so many that I've run short on superlative adjectives and am now forced to recycle a few Needless to say there are uite a few gifted authors out there and this reader believes that he's just found another oneFinding Summerland tells the story of Wesley Rochester Wes to his friends who lives in the Texas oil country Though his family is uite well off money has brought him little happiness Wes suffers from being a middle child sandwiched between his younger sister who is all into beauty pageants and competitions spurred on by an indulgent mother and his older brother Channing who was a star athlete Mr Popularity and an all around heart throb Wes has lived in Channing's shadow all his life and now that shadow has deepened; Channing disappeared on a post graduation trip to Mexico less than a year before the story opens While Wes never really wanted to compete against his older brother that is thoroughly impossible now How can you compete with someone who is no longer there Wes is not ChanningInstead Wes is a loner a misfit He would love nothing than to be alone in his room with his guitar and away from the goldfish bowl that's high school Wes has been diagnosed with learning disorders ADD and has been marked with this ever since he was little Is Wes really a victim of the disorder or is he a victim of something else; Not fitting in this world or this life What Wes can say is that something odd is going on and has been for uite some timeWes has dreams Inexplicable dreams He does inexplicable things like drawing in his sleep and then waking up to find that he had not done just one sketch but many One of those drawings seems to be both original and meaningful so he has it tattooed on his back Wes is haunted One of his dreams features a pair of beautiful girl's eyes are looking at him Just what is going on hereWes has a best friend Wyatt whom he has known since kindergarten Highly intelligent Wyatt has stood by Wes and stayed with him even when Wyatt's intellect could earn him a chance to take honours courses Wyatt is the reason Wes is where he is in school with the finish line a few months away Without him Wes would have faced the prospect of being left back multiple timesConcerned about Wes Wyatt has finally coaxed him out of his shell somewhat and somehow induced him to come along on a Spring Break expedition to Corpus Christi Wes admits to himself that it just might do him good to break away from the confines of high school life and go back to his parents' beach house the scene of his happiest memories It is this decision that will change his entire lifeThe second night of his stay Wes takes his beloved guitar and slips out to the beach in order to get away from a raucous party going on in the beach house Finding his favourite spot on the sand a log actually he sits plays and works on lyrics to some of his tunes That is until he feels himself being watched In a Madison esue moment Wes discovers that it's a girl who has been watching him A girl named Olivia Things will never be the same for WesFinding Summerland is told from a 1st person viewpoint by Wesley Rochester This is news in and of itself as the vast majority of YA Mer fiction is told in 1st person by the heroine While this reviewer enjoys a tale that's told in a feminine voice it's always good to hear from the guys; they make up 50% of the population after all While the feminine viewpoint can give YA males an insight into a YA girl's thoughts feelings and aspirations the road goes both ways and YA girls have an opportunity to learn that guys have feelings are sensitive and are not uite the dumb beasts that many paint them to beWhen this seemingly rare event occurs in YA Mer fiction this reviewer is usually amazed at how well women authors and there is definitely a preponderance of them in YA Mer fiction get it right Ms Bleu is decidedly one of those writers and Wes Rochester is indeed portrayed with a healthy dose of reality While Wes may come from a privileged background he is not the arrogant unfeeling jerk that is all too often a stereotypical figure in novels Paige Bleu has created a character with warmth and feelings Wes is a real guyIn stories narrated in the first person the other central characters seem two dimensional often than not In the case of Finding Summerland's girl of mystery Olivia the character is uite palpable Of course we don't know everything there is to know about Olivia it wouldn't be much of a novel if we did but the reader does sense that she is just as real and multi dimensional as WesIf readers are expecting tails scales and a mystical magical mermaid land they are in for disappointment as none of this appears in this first book of The Amryn Chronicles It becomes obvious that Olivia isn't from around here and both the facts that there is a hidden land and that Olivia doesn't always walk upon terra firma are spoken of but never seen in this installment The story builds slowly but deliberately With four books to come Ms Blue can afford this luxury What Paige Blue does do is weave a spell binding tale that is both compelling and haunting She seems to have an extraordinary gift for story telling; one that caused this reviewer to peruse this book in almost record time stopping only to catch his breath in order to unravel the mystery that is Olivia and learn what happens next To praise Paige Bleu's obvious talent any further would only be gilding the lily If you are a fan of Mer fiction paranormal romance and mystery by all means read this bookPaige Bleu's novel seems to have it all loss grief anger discovery joy and ultimately heartbreak all set in the milieu of a Texas high school as students teeter on the brink of departure and escape There are many uestions than there are answers in Finding Summerland In a planned 5 book series there is plenty of time for answers and this reviewer suspects that they will not come as fast or as easily as readers would like Ms Bleu should not worry too much about the next installment of  The Ameryn Chronicles being a success If the subseuent novels are as engaging and well written as Finding Summerland Paige Bleu will have readers ueuing up both virtually and physically to learn what comes next This reviewer can hardly waitPaige Bleu's website is at paigebleublogspotcomMore reviews of Mer fiction may be found at The Parsons' Rant

  5. Susan Francis Susan Francis says:

    If you skipped the prologue of Finding Summerland and started at Chapter 1 you might not realise that it is a paranormal novel since there is very little to suggest that this is the case for the first half of the book Of course it is unlikely that the prologue would be skipped It takes place one year ahead of the rest of the story and in contrast to the first half of the book is packed with paranormal activity What I got from these two contrasting approaches was that it allowed me get a better understanding of what it would be like to be awakened to the existence of mystical beings It made it real I’ve only come across this once before when I read the beginning of Philip Pullman’s ‘The Subtle Knife’ good company to be in ;The protagonist is Wesley Rochester a 17 year old boy who doesn’t fit in not at school or at home He has learning difficulties is an under achiever and has trouble integrating at school He has lived in the shadow of his older brother Channing whom he loves Channing is missing and presumed dead although Wes does not believe this and he is trying to come to terms with his disappearance His life takes a turn for the better when he meets Olivia a mystical girl who remains mysterious throughout They fall in love I would say the love story is Twilightesue with the roles reversed Wes is a nice guy but he isn’t perfect He spends a lot of time observing what goes on in the lives of the popular teenage girls at his school and giving us an account of this It is clear that he doesn’t like them and he is sometimes uncharitable in his opinion of them while placing Olivia on a pedestal On the plus side he comes across as intelligent and wise and he is a likeable character Some may say that there is too much of the daily routine of high school in the novel and one could argue that Wes’ fixation on the girls at his school is unrealistic ie boys don’t care about that stuff It would have been different if he were a girlWithout giving too much away the back story to how the Ameryn society came into existence the paranormal stuff comes in the form of documented information which Wes is able to read The history is complex and there are a number of key players each with a key part to play so my advice is pay attention when you get to this part I had to read it twice to get to grips with it and it maintains an air of mystery so you are still left with uestions The plot is well thought out and intriguing with hints of good things to come in future books in the series It’s a really good read and I am looking forward to the next instalment

  6. Zrinka Jelic Zrinka Jelic says:

    Finding Summerland by Paige Bleu is a captivating story of love and loss It is written in the first person narrative from the eyes of Wes Rochester a teenage boy from the privileged family But somehow he never fit into the high society he is a loner and prefers a company of his guitar over a loud party He lived in the shadow of his older brother Chunnig who is all that but he's gone missing without a trace for some nine months The family is going through tough time to get over the loss of their oldest son and Wes finds his mother's donning and turning her attention to him a bit overwhelming It is during a spring break party in their summer house that Wes retreats to the log on the beach and finds Olivia He is instantly drawn to her Her innocence of all the things like cell phones drama of high school and other things his society strives on is like a magnet to him But not all is right with her we discover she is from another ancient realm but due to her ability to shift her shape at will she is seen as different by her own people and cast away She helps bring his brother back to the world of humans and the passage between the worlds wiped his memory clean He believes only what he's been told Olivia broke the rules of her world with her actions and therefore will be punished She decides to enjoy what little time she has left before she is brought back to her world She enrols in the same school with Wes to complete the senior year All the girls adore her and she becomes instant star After the prom night the party spills over at the beach house Wes goes to check on his brother who drank himself to a stupor When he returns to the party downstairs Olivia is no where to be found But he knows in his heart this was the beginning of an end A few days later he sees her with the man who fits the description of the guy she was last seen with They are waist deep in the sea they kiss and disappear into the surf That was the last glimpse of his love Wes was granted As he's walking back to the house he feels his mood change to lighter and he understands Olivia did not betray him but rather liberated him from his sins

  7. Jennifer Moody Jennifer Moody says:

    I was given this book for my honest review by the authorMy OpinionWesley Rochester was what you would call a stranger in his own family His sister had won every pageant and contest that she entered and his brother was a athlete a star athlete To his friends his name is Wes didn’t really belong in his family He was told that he had a learning disability ADD but did he All he wanted to do was stay in his room and play his guitar with no one around his to bug him What I thought the weirdest thing about this book was his dreams Where he was drawing and drawing but only woke up to one drawing Everything changed for Wes of course as soon as he met a girl who was watching him Her name is Olivia From there on Wes’s life will never be the sameThis book was filled with so much emotion makes you wonder if the author herself cried laughed when was needed I know it took me on an emotional roller coaster ride With Wes’s family ways and how he doesn’t fit into his own family it made my heartache for him I find this book a paranormal romance genre and right up my alley on what I like to read To think that I read this book within 2 days that shows you how much I loved this book and cant wait to read on this series I am happy that the second book will be out soon I also put off on finishing this book because I didn’t want to wait to see what happens and I wanted to stay in Wes’s and Olivia’s world I think a HUGE thank you is in order to the author for writing such an amazing book And I look forward to reading from this author rather it’s the next book in this series or a short story I don’t careStar Rating5 out of 5 star

  8. Tera Jenkins Tera Jenkins says:

    This book was provided through a Read to Review A great big thank you to the author for sharing this with me Here is my honest review of the book This book is described as something similar to Twilight and while I can see some similarities I think it definitely has its own story I enjoyed the love story aspect and watching it unfold I also loved the characters I felt that I could really connect with the main character Wes and understand everything he was feelingLet's start with the intro I liked how the story started It uickly gave away that there was some sort of supernatural feel to it While it gives that much it doesn't nearly explain all parts and to be honest leaves you confused and wanting to read to make sense of it However I should warn you the end of the book doesn't explain the entire first scene and definitely leaves you on a HUGE cliffhanger I rated this a 4 instead of a 5 because I found myself getting a little lost when they were providing some back story At the beginning it seemed to go slowly because I was so eager to find out what they were talking about during the first scene The book really started picking up about 75 or so pages in The last 100 pages seemed to go by very fast because I couldn't put the book downI'm pretty bummed the second book isn't out yet I want to find out what happens next I truly believe that this is going to be a great set of books

  9. Tanja Brewer Tanja Brewer says:

    OK so to review this book the right way and give nothing away I can honestly say I cannot do that haha When I first picked up Finding Summerland I was also reading another book and all the amazing things from both books got scrambled in my head so I set this one down a couple days When I picked it up again I started back from the beginning so I would leave NO detail unreadrereading something I previously read went a little slow in the beginning but before I knew it I was flying through the book wanting to know about Olivia and Wes Wes wasn't your typical teen he comes from a extremely wealthy family and Olivia she wasn't typical either she was from the SEA I know wow right this story sprinkles bits of myths that I am sure everyone at one point or another has read about through out it this is the kind of book that will make you think and keep you on your toes some of the details that Paige Bleu incorporates seem looked over at first but in reality she is painting a picture of sorts with her words pulling you deeper in to what is happening or what is going to happen next I really enjoy Paiges' writing style and I truly did enjoy this book and would honestly whole hartedly recommended it to others I am also excited to read of Wes and Livs' story

  10. Julia Julia says:

    Will review at a later date thinking of how I would like to write my review in the mean timeAfter letting this book settle into my mind for a few days I believe I can honestly review this book I was hooked from the beginning with the Prologue being what it was it captured my interest I love everything paranormal really and with the slight mystery of what the ending holds it kept me reading wanting to know I wanted to know what brought on the intriguing Prologue Throughout the book I was interested in the why's most of all The book's characters worried me a bit because there are just so many that I almost couldn't keep up with who was who About half way through the book I decided not to worry about the simple mention of a character only the ones that were the main characters This helped me in getting through the talk of new characters when they didn't come back and I was able to play the story in my head as a movie Thank you for writing this book I'm wondering what happens next and would be willing to buy the next book in order to follow the story

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