Monday, 8 August 2016


Title: The Summer That Melted Everything

Author: Tiffany McDaniel

Source: Recieved for an honest review

Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Overview: Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.
Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town.
When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperature as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestle with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.

This book reminded me of a roller-coaster, it had lots of ups and downs. Their were some parts of the book i really enjoyed and some i didn't enjoy. The beginning of the book showed great potential but sadly it went downhill in the middle of the book and towards the end of the book. My favorite moment of the book was when the main character( Fielding Bliss) Met the self proclaimed 13 year old devil (Sal). This moment of the book was incredibly gripping and made me think this book had huge potential but sadly further on it didn't live up to its potential. I didn't enjoy how the time frame of the book differed from 1984 to the future. On the other hand i enjoyed the characters and their wasn't a character i really hated and felt it was really easy to understand who was who. Overall I wouldn't read this book again but would RECOMMEND it. 

Tiffany McDaniel

An Ohio native, Tiffany McDaniel’s writing is inspired by the rolling hills and buckeye woods of the land she knows. She is also a poet, playwright, screenwriter, and artist. The Summer that Melted Everything is her debut novel.

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Thank You Scribe Publications For The Review Copy

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