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Blog Tour: Summer’s Edge by Dana Mele (Interview!)

Posted June 5, 2022 by Kait in Book Tours, Interviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Summer's Edge by Dana Mele (Interview!)

Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for SUMMER’S EDGE! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Dana Mele to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!

Blog Tour: Summer’s Edge by Dana Mele (Interview!)Summer's Edge by Dana Mele
Published on May 31, 2022 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Queer, YA, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 336
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I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Haunting of Hill House in this atmospheric, eerie teen thriller following an estranged group of friends being haunted by their friend who died last summer.
Emily Joiner was once part of an inseparable group—she was a sister, a best friend, a lover, and a rival. Summers without Emily were unthinkable. Until the fire burned the lake house to ashes with her inside.
A year later, it’s in Emily’s honor that Chelsea and her four friends decide to return. The house awaits them, meticulously rebuilt. Only, Chelsea is haunted by ghostly visions. Loner Ryan stirs up old hurts and forces golden boy Chase to play peacemaker. Which has perfect hostess Kennedy on edge as eerie events culminate in a stunning accusation: Emily’s death wasn’t an accident. And all the clues needed to find the person responsible are right here.
As old betrayals rise to the surface, Chelsea and her friends have one night to unravel a mystery spanning three summers before a killer among them exacts their revenge.

What would Chelsea’s favorite book be and why?

Possibly Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen. Chelsea would say that you can befriend a book, and that book would be a friend. 

Who are some authors who inspire you?

Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, all of my friends who write, published and unpublished. 

What’s your current favorite book?

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

What TV shows or movies would pair well with Summer’s Edge?

I Know What You Did Last Summer (movie and series) and The Haunting of Hill House + Bly Manor (series)

If you had to collaborate with one author, who would it be and why?

Possibly Derek Milman because I think his writing is brilliant and his voice is unmatched. 

What’s the first line on page 103?

“But I do.”

About Dana Mele

Dana Mele is a Pushcart-nominated writer based in the Catskills. A graduate of Wellesley College, Dana holds degrees in theatre, education, and law. Dana’s debut, PEOPLE LIKE US, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the 2019 ITW Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel. A second YA thriller, SUMMER’S EDGE, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in Spring 2022, followed by TRAGIC, a graphic novel retelling of Hamlet from Legendary Comics.

What do you think about Summer’s Edge? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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