- By Gerardo Delgadillo

Summerlypse

  • Title: Summerlypse
  • Author: Gerardo Delgadillo
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Summerlypse After his crush rejects him seventeen year old Colton catches a plane to Mexico hoping to forget all about girls But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn t help es

    After his crush rejects him, seventeen year old Colton catches a plane to Mexico, hoping to forget all about girls But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn t help, especially when he meets the club s beautiful DJ, Alex.In awe of her mixing skills, Colton finds it hard to believe Alex is deaf As they bond, she asks him to help her win a DAfter his crush rejects him, seventeen year old Colton catches a plane to Mexico, hoping to forget all about girls But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn t help, especially when he meets the club s beautiful DJ, Alex.In awe of her mixing skills, Colton finds it hard to believe Alex is deaf As they bond, she asks him to help her win a DJ contest behind her rich, estranged father s back.Colton s not a wimp or anything, but millionaires with armed bodyguards are not his ideal vacation buddies The only problem if he helps her, he may fly back home in a body bag.

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    1. Who knew when Colton hopped that plane for a vacation to Mexico with his best friend’s family that he would discover young love and a dangerous mission to do the right thing to help a beautiful DJ break out from under her controlling father’s thumb?Alex had captured his eye from the moment he met her and his heart as he watched her work her magic mixing the music all while being deaf. How could he not help her win a DJ music contest to win the money to help restore her hearing? Determined to [...]

    2. Wow! I really liked this book! I read YA contemporary books sometimes, and most of the time I get let down. But this one was different! I thought the characters felt real and felt their age which is imoportant to me. The relationship between Colton and Alex was cute! And I mean C-U-T-E! I thought the whole Mexico setting was awesome, and you could really feel the diversity in this book. Also the mafia type stuff had my eyes glued to the pages! Also the fact that Alex couldn't hear, yet was a dj [...]

    3. *** Note: I received ARC from the author, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got a chance to read this book. Many thanks to author. ***4.5 StarsSummerlypse was entertaining YA music themed contemporary about growing up, friendship, helping friends and love. Story revolved around Colton who was simple and nice guy whose life and his view towards family, love, and friends changed after his trip to Mexico and participation in Summerlypse.Characters-Colton was nice, shy, sensitive, and su [...]

    4. DNF @ 43%I was pretty excited to read this because first of all it was music-themed. Second, it somehow reminded me of Colleen Hoover's Maybe Someday for featuring a deaf musician character. Well, this was quite disappointing and cringe-worthy.I did not care about the characters even a bit. I could not connect, relate, or sympathize with them.What's worst is the writing. I know that language is something that's alive and constantly evolving, but I just could not appreciate the author's experimen [...]

    5. I loved this book. The culture, the handling of the whole concept of a deaf DJ the world needs more like this.

    6. This is a very sweet YA contemporary romance that has an interesting and positive Hispanic setting and characterization.It's the end of junior year and Colton finally works up the nerve to ask out his crush, Miranda, only to learn that she's not interested. At all. He's crushed, and looking to lick his wounds, which is how he ends up on a flight to Mexico with his best friend, Martin--to stay with Abuelita for two weeks. Colton's a blonde, blue-eyed lanky kid, who catches the eye of many a senor [...]

    7. DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.First of all, it is refreshing to read a book where the characters go somewhere different. Mexico is definitely a fascinating place, this book brings it to life in a way. I've never been there, so it was fun to read in perspective.The plot in general was fantastic. The way the author wrote it is clever. How Colton speaks and thinks is so real. With the "whatevering" and the "I'm like". Its different, but in a very good, coo [...]

    8. DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for honest reviewI'm not generally a fan of contemporary YA novels, but this one caught my attention from the start with Colton's unique and irresistable voice -- and I couldn't put it down. From beginning (his soul crushing encounter with his forever crush) to middle (meeting Alex, the haunted but beautiful and amazingly talented deaf DJ) to end (dealing with physical threats and injuries from Alex's overzealous boduguards while battling hi [...]

    9. I only occasionally read books from the Young Adult category, but several people encouraged me to buy a copy and I'm glad I did. This is one of those brilliant books where you just never know what's going to happen next, but the ride is totally worth it.Colton is broken hearted when he it turns out the love of his life, Miranda, is in love with someone else. Thankfully, his good friend Martin swoops in and whisks him off to Mexico. The land is mysterious to him and he barely knows the language, [...]

    10. Summerlypse comes out tomorrow on , but I managed to get a sneak peak at it this week After Colton's crush rejects him, he travels with his best friend to Mexico to forget about her, and everyone else of the female persuasion. But then he meets Alex, a gorgeous DJ, who also happens to be deaf. She asks Colton to help her win a DJ contest and he's willing to do anything to get closer to her. There's only one small problem her father, and his ever-present armada of bodyguards.I really enjoyed this [...]

    11. Colton has his heart set on finally asking beautiful Miranda out on a date, but before he can show her the love note he has written, she admits to falling for someone else. With his heart broken, seventeen-year-old Colton agrees to a getaway in Mexico with his friend, Martin. Shortly after arriving, the two friends end up in a disco where Colton meets a beautiful girl named Alejandra, better known as Alex. She is a DJ in the disco and Colton is amazed at her skills, more so when he realizes she [...]

    12. Captivating and fast paced, Summerlypse is a fantastic, cultural roller coaster ride through the chambered emotions of the heart! The author captures the voice of youth without being overbearing, and the writing is smooth, heartfelt. Parts of this book are really funny, but other parts make you remember what is was like to be young and in love.Highly recommended.

    13. I received a free ebook copy of this through Netgalley. So thank you to them! I have used Netgalley twice and I really like it. You can request a copy of an already released book or sometimes you can even receive an ARC (advanced reader copy).I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing (I did not even read the synopsis) and I am glad I didn't. Going into this I was expecting a fluffy romantic contemporary and that is how it started as. It starts with Colton writing a romantic email to his h [...]

    14. Colton likes Miranda, but she confides in him that she likes cheerleader Chloe before he has a chance to tell her how he feels.To get away, Colton leaves town with his best friend Martin to go stay with Martin's grandma and meets Alex, a DJ who is deaf and upon meeting he mistakes for a boy, in a Mexican town.There is a mystery around Sofi and her bodyguards as well as Alex needing a virtual stranger's help in the form of Colton.Alex was in a horrific incident due to her dad's high powered busin [...]

    15. After his crush rejects him, seventeen-year-old Colton catches a plane to Mexico, hoping to forget all about girls. But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn't help, especially when he meets the club's beautiful DJ, Alex.In awe of her mixing skills, Colton finds it hard to believe Alex is deaf. As they bond, she asks him to help her win a DJ contest behind her rich, estranged father's back.Colton's not a wimp or anything, but millionaires with armed bodyguards ar [...]

    16. Summerlypse was such a cute story to get me in the mood for summertime, but unfortunately, summer is still five months away! :(I was out of physical books to read, so I turned to Netgalley to give me something cute and fun to read. Out of heaps of books, Summerlypse and its adorable cover and synopsis drew me in, immediately making me want to read more. And boy, am I glad I did!For a brief synopsis, this book revolves around a teen boy named Colton. After experiencing quite a bit of heartbreak, [...]

    17. Burned by rejection, Colton decides to take a trip to Mexico with his best friend. There he meets a new girl, a DJ at a club, but there's more to her than meets the eye. She's the daughter of a millionaire and he is quite protective of her. Colton is thrust into a dangerous world of guns, thugs, and music. Colton wants to help her, but doing so may have a hefty price for him.This book has a quick-paced story propelled by dialogue. It is full of humor (definitely guy humor) and deals with complic [...]

    18. I like me some fast-paced books. Action, danger, love, and Colton has a good sense of humor. The Mexican setting and authentic voice made this stand-out for me. Summerlypse was a great YA read!

    19. What’s a guy to do when the one he adores is in love with someone else? It’s the last day of Colton’s junior year, and he’s crushed! Luckily he’s got a friend like Martin to help get his mind off things. Summer in Mexico might just do the trick. This is a charming book about young love, trying new things, exploring unfamiliar places, and learning how to navigate all of it without getting killed…sometimes literally! Colton’s character is immediately likeable and sympathetic. I ached [...]

    20. Colton has a crush on Miranda, but Miranda has a crush on someone else. What’s a teenage boy to do to help ease the pain of a broken heart? A trip to Mexico with his best friend might be the answer.Meeting a beautiful girl named Alex may be the answer to Colton’s broken heart if he can stay clear of her protective crime boss father.Mr. Delgadillo writes fully detailed characters, wonderfully described the scenery of Mexico, and sets some fantastic scenes. It is written with the humor only te [...]

    21. The characters in Summerlypse are so well-developed that they immediately seem like old friends. Colton's voice is distinct and consistent throughout the book. He shows just the right balance of curiosity, bravado, crushing insecurities, and snarkiness. Alex is equally as sharp with a jaded and guarded personality true to the harsh realities of her life. Delgadillo gives her just the right amount of hope to allow her and Colton to live out a tight plot about summer love, music, and figuring out [...]

    22. I've looked forward to this book for a couple of months now, so glad to get it delivered to my kindle at midnight! (Come on, a new book release at midnight? Yes.)What would you do to fulfill your dreams? Anything? What about if those dreams were crushed and you thought you'd never even come close to them? That's what Alex faced when she lost her hearing and her dream of becoming a DJ. But, with the help of Colton, fresh out of a relationship, she may have a chance. Great book, awesome characters [...]

    23. Summerlypse is a quirky mix of Mexican and American cultures colliding together within the world of dance clubs, DJs, bodyguards, an overbearing, rich parental unit, and boy from Texas meeting a girl in Mexico.This young couple work to discover who they are, where they fit, and how to adjust to culture around them. The author does a great job of capturing the visible sights and invisible sounds of Mexico all within a firmly rooted teen perspective. It has a John Green feel with a Juan Verde tast [...]

    24. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a copy for an honest review!Summerlypse is a sweet story with diverse characters, and it's honestly a rush of summer fun.The characters are all well drawn and very real, people that you wouldn't be surprised to meet in real life.There is the occasoinal clunky line, someone who isn't a teenager getting in on the slang (i.e. yo let's watch some vids), but it never distracts for very long. These are all characters I loved spending time with and I can defini [...]

    25. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Summerlypse is a delightful debut novel by Gerardo Delgadillo. His voice is distinct and reminiscent of the brilliant John Green. The plot is fast paced and kept me laughing the whole way through. Literally. I laughed out loud. A lot. The main character, Colton, made me care for him right from the beginning, which is the main thing I look for in a novel. Characters to care about. And Summerlypse definitely delivers. Deep emotion, h [...]

    26. A really entertaining, youthful novel that brings together US and Mexican worlds with an interesting take on how far and what one would be willing to do for love. Colton's journey is one of pleasant highs and crushing lows but he evolves and emerges as a better young man. Finishing the book is easy - it's so good you don't want to put it down!

    27. Colton is a down-on-his-luck teen who manages to keep his hilarious sense of humor, even in the face of danger. With an authentic voice, vibrant settings, and a plot that moves at breakneck pace, Summerlypse challenges readers to face their fears and never give up. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    28. A highly entertaining romp--we follow a Texan teenage boy's journey to Mexico. He mends his heat, broken in Texas, with a crush on the alluring Alex, a deaf DJ with a domineering dad. Caleb joins Alex's fight to earn the money for cochlear implants--without help from her dad. Love, travel, and bad guys with guns--a fun page-turner!

    29. Summerlypse reminded me of when I was a teenager - though I never had a romance with a Mexican crime boss' daughter!I love music, and the way a deaf girl like Alex mixes it sounds amazing. Colton's kind of clutz - I could totally relate.Great - now I gotta plan a trip to Mexico.

    30. This book was fun to read. The author has a great sense of humor and it comes across in the writing. I also liked how there was cultural references and diversity through out the story. Can't wait to read more by this author.

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