Synopsis: For as long as Jack “June” O’Donnell has been alive, her parents have had only one rule: stay away from the Angert family. But when June collides—quite literally—with Saul Angert, sparks fly, and everything June has known is thrown into chaos.
Who exactly is this gruff, sarcastic, but seemingly harmless boy who has returned to their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, after three mysterious years away? And why has June—an O’Donnell to her core—never questioned her late father’s deep hatred of the Angert family? After all, the O’Donnells and the Angerts may have mythic legacies, but for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them.
As Saul and June’s connection grows deeper, they find that the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers seem to be conspiring to reveal the truth about the harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations. Now June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored, and she must decide whether it’s finally time for her—and all the O’Donnells before her—to let go.
My Thoughts So Far: Last night, I checked out the A Million Junes from my library’s ebook service. The cover drew me in with it’s pretty gold text and artwork. I’d love to own a physical copy of this book, as I think it would look stunning on my bookshelf!
It’s not every day that I find a good magical realism book, so I’m really enjoying this one. Emily Henry has done a nice job so far of building up the strange world within the town of Five Fingers. Also, it has Romeo and Juliet vibes, but it doesn’t come off as a retelling of the story. It’s uniquely its own.
According to my Kindle, I’m about 15% through the book. Hopefully I’ll finish it very soon and will have a review up by the end of the week!