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Blue by Lisa Glass

Surfing is sixteen-year-old Iris’s world, and when the ultra-talented Zeke walks into her life, it soon becomes her passion.

Over one amazing summer, as she is drawn into his sphere, she experiences love, new friendships, but also loss, with an intensity she never dreamed of.

But is Zeke all he seems? What hides beneath his glamorous and mysterious past? When Iris decides to try for her own surfing success, just as her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life, she will test her talent, and her feelings for Zeke, to the limit…

My thoughts
Put simply I adored this book. It crept up on me as it wasn't particularly on my radar and wasn't a book I needed to read as soon as I got my hands on it but once I got started I couldn't put it down as the story completely and utterly hooked me in.

I'm not a surfer but there seems to be something about surfing books which I can't get enough of. I love reading about the lifestyle and always fall completely for the characters. This book was no exception. I adored both Iris and Zeke from the first page and found myself completely and utterly absorbed in their story. I won't spoil the storyline for anyone but thought it was brilliant and kept me guessing throughout.

I love that this book was a UKYA novel set in Newquay which made it feel that bit more real and relatable than books set on foreign shores because I could see the setting in my head as the characters went about their business.

All in all a fabulous offering from a new UKYA author and perfect reading for the summer holidays. I can't wait for the sequel.