The Summer That Melted Everything | eARC Review + Author Interview

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The Summer That Melted Everything sees the devil invited to a little town called Breathed. What ensues are a series of strange accidents, an unsettling heat and questions about whether a small boy could really be who he claims to be.
Author Tiffany McDaniel was very kind to offer me an eARC of her debut novel. This, however, in no way influences my review. The book comes out tomorrow, July 26 in the US, and I encourage you to give it a try. There’s also a short interview with Tiffany McDaniel at the end of this review.


The story is actually kind of simple. The devil, depicted as a little boy, comes to a little town and its inhabitants get anxious when bad things start to happen. It’s a simple scenario, but it’s way more complex than that. This story revolves a lot about how people react to being near the devil. It’s interesting to see how they gradually turn against him, even though it’s just a little boy.

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Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell | Review

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Kindred Spirits was released in celebration of World Book Day, which I honestly had never heard of, where every year there are a few authors who write a short story that’s being sold in order to promote this day and reading in general.
I quickly want to thank Kat from Life and Other Disasters, since I won a copy of this book as part of her 3 years of blogging giveaway.


My first thoughts were: “A story about being a fan of Star Wars? I’m in.”
I hadn’t yet read a contemporary novel or even a YA one, so this one was a first in both cases. With this being a short story, you can’t really expect it to have a grand story that has a lot of elements to it. Still, Rainbow Rowell delivers a fun story that keeps you interested while not requiring a lot of thought. It’s a story that could have just as easily happen to me in real life, which made it very enjoying to read.

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Orbiting Jupiter | Book Review

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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt, a supposedly heartbreaking story about two boys who end up looking for the daughter of one of them. I must admit, I didn’t know what to expect from this one. I’ve read a lot of positive, like really emotionally positive, reviews about this book, so I thought I’d give this one a go. Now I probably have to disappoint some of you by saying that this wasn’t the best book I’ve read.

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