Monday, July 26, 2010

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:
I hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn’t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself.

Three sisters share a magical, unshakeable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents’ divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood—powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose?

April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds—everyone’s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they’ll always have each other.

Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.

From a brilliant premise to spectacular writing to relatable and witty main characters, there leaves no doubt in my voice when I say that The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June is hands down one of the best books of the year.

Each character is crafted in a way that makes them jump right of the page from the start and became a part of you as you see their story unravel in front of you.

I really liked the fact that each stood on their own with their unique personalities. Since, I hate nothing more but when characters in a book, especially one that jumps from narrator to narrator like The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June, all sound the same. Though that was far from the case in this book. April is the smart one, whoever feels the need to be her sister's protector, even if it sometimes get in the way of her own life, while May is the sarcastic and witty loner that forever has you awed by her charm to turn something normal into being something slyly funny. And June? Well, she's basically a girl who wants nothing more to fit and be part of the popular crowd, though there's more than meets the surface to this girl who seemed a bit selfish at the beginning. All three constantly had me and giggles and relating my own life to theirs.

The premise, as mentioned above, in The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June was brilliant, and the execution was even more so. I loved seeing all three girls come to terms with their powers all while trying to find themselves in the new life they have been given. In turn, it provided a page-turning read that was extremely hard to put down, even for a second.

In all, The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June is a book that you should definitely check out this summer, because I have no worries when saying that I'm sure that you'll love and adore it as much as I did.

Grade: A+

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June will be released August 3, 2010.

Source: Publicist at Penguin.


  1. Awesome review! I definitely loved their different voices, and have to agree that it was a total page-turner! =)

  2. I liked the summary. Left me feeling a bit touched. Your review also shows this is an enjoyable read with wonderful characters. I'm putting this one on my wishlist.

  3. wow, I'm definitely gonna make sure I read this now! :) GREAT review.

  4. This is a great review! I can't wait to read it!

  5. Thanks for the review! I've been intrigued by this one.

  6. Thanks for the great review. Now I want to read this even more!

  7. Great review! This book haven't been on my wishlist before, but now it took one step closer to being there ;)

  8. Wow, sounds like this is an excellent book! I've been seeing it a lot, but I haven't read any reviews except yours. I'll be keeping my eyes out for it once it's released!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful read! Thanks for sharing this one with us :)

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  11. This sounds like a great book and I am glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait to get it. Awesome review :)

  12. Great review, I have been waiting on this one for a while. Can't wait until next week!!!


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