Book Review: The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

Sunday, July 24, 2016

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I'm back with another review! Today's book is The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel 

Official Synopsis from goodreads:
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.


The Summer That Melted Everything is the first book in a long time that has caught my attention from the very first page. There were times when I loved it and times when I was ehh about it. Sometimes on the same page.

When Tiffany emailed me and asked me to review this book I was not at all expecting what I got. Who would've thought that a book taking place in Breathed, Ohio in 1984 could be so captivating? A father who invites the devil to town, a mother who refuses to go outside, a brother who everyone says is destined for greatness, and 13 year old Fielding. Not a single one of them is what they seem. 

Even though there were times when I thought I really hated this book, I actually really liked it. Some things made me angry, some things made me smile, and  I was definitely shocked more than once. 

I really loved reading everything set in 1984. The stuff set later wasn't really something I liked. Some of the things that are mentioned made me very very annoyed and bitter towards Fielding but I loved the 1984 stuff enough that it didn't knock down my opinion of the book too much. 

I gave this book 4 stars on goodreads. 

This book is available on 7/26/16

xo Caitlyn

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