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Out of the Blue

By Jason June
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Publisher Description


From Jason June, author of the breakout teen debut novel Jay’s Gay Agenda, comes Out of the Blue, a stand-alone dual POV queer rom-com that asks if love is enough to change everything you’ve grown up believing. Perfect for fans of Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas and Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly. 

Crest is not excited to be on their Journey: the month-long sojourn on land all teen merfolk must undergo. The rules are simple: Help a human within one moon cycle and return to Pacifica to become an Elder—or fail and remain stuck on land forever. Crest is eager to get their Journey over and done with. Humans are disgusting. They’ve polluted the planet so much that there’s a floating island of trash that’s literally the size of a country.

In Los Angeles with a human body and a new name, Crest meets Sean, a human lifeguard whose boyfriend has recently dumped him. Crest agrees to help Sean make his ex jealous and win him back. But as the two spend more time together, and Crest’s perspective on humans begins to change, they’ll soon be torn between two worlds. And fake dating just might lead to real feelings . . .

This sophomore novel from Jason June dives into the many definitions of the word home and shows how love can help us find the truest versions of ourselves. 

39 Reviews

Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face“This book was a ride. I was enjoying myself through the first half. Who doesn't like a YA mer gay romance? But then the second half of the book rolled around. There were so many morally questionable choices that instead of the story being fun, it began to become uncomfortable. (And I'm not referring to the s3x jokes) By the time the ending rolled around, so much was happening just BECAUSE. The line between chance and natural intervention tried to be drawn in this book, and it was awkward. Events collided into place a bit awkwardly. I didn't enjoy the back and fourth tugging of the romance. The ending was very bittersweet after all of this. I'm okay with where the characters ended up, but I feel like it could have been wrapped up better. My favorite part of this book is the whitty and comical writing. There were so many times I was laughing at the remarks the characters would think about. Of course I enjoyed the non binary mer and the mental health representation. In the end, I'm still going to recommend this book. Anyone who loves fantasy, queer and romantic comedies should find themselves this book.”
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“Dnf. Currently sitting out on my break as a lifeguard and I'm about 20 pages into this book but the writing is so amateur and I can't get past the fact the only 2 lifeguards on duty are just allowed to have their phones on the stand and get up and leave to chase away the ex boyfriend while everyone in the pool clapped. I mean really. I really wanted to like this and I almost never dnf so if someone can convince me to keep reading I'll give it another shot but rn I hate it”
“if i was not reading this book with a friend i would have dnf’ed this. this book was honestly just not for me. i can see the appeal it is a cute lgbtq+ fantasy romance. it has an easy fast pace. the plot is alluring but the execution just was not good. it felt like the author did not really know how to write young teenage characters. i felt like there was no chemistry between the love interests or even between the friends. i understand it is a standalone under 400 pages but there was no genuine buildup. sean and ross went from trying to get back at sean’s ex to being friends with benefits to being in love so quickly. it just jumped from one to the next without any buildup. some of the tropes in the book did not need to be added like dominic cheating on sean- it added nothing to the plot of storyline. dominic breaking up with sean and moving on to his old friend quickly was enough. the whole mess with ross and drop was not needed. sean becoming a merperson for a paragraph was not needed. the book overall was just bad pacing and a lot of cringy moments that i did not thoroughly enjoy”
“*clears throat* um what the FUCK was that ending???”

About Jason June

Jason June (it's a two-name first name, like Mary-Kate without the hyphen or the Olsen twin) is a best-selling author of young adult contemporary rom-coms that celebrate queer love and lust and chaotically gay shenanigans. His works include Jay’s Gay Agenda, Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball, and the instant New York Times best-seller, Out of the Blue. When not writing, JJ zips about Dallas, Texas, with his husband and their Pomeranian, Pom Brokaw. JJ is a tried and true Laura Dern stan, and he is actively looking for an Andalite friend. Find out more about JJ and his books at www.heyjasonjune.com.


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