Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
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 temperatures 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 wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.
I am having a hard time figuring out my exact feelings on The Summer That Melted Everything. So much that I had to wait a few days before I even got to the point that I could start writing this. Tiffany McDaniel has quite a way with words! Brilliant!
This book was very, very intense. I cried... a Lot! With that being said, I think it was a little too dark for me. I'm just not crazy about books that are that dark. But, even though this may not have been my kind of book, I can definitely see why others will love it! It was so well-written. The story sucks you right in! Thank you, Tiffany McDaniel, for the opportunity to read and review your book!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.