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

Posted May 24, 2022 by Kait in Book Tours, Interviews / 0 Comments

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

Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for SUMMER’S EDGE by Dana Mele! I’m so excited to share my interview with Dana with you, PLUS more information about the author and tour!

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, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, YA
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 you do if you spent the day with Chelsea, Ryan, Chase, and Kennedy? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?

I’ll assume for the purposes of the question that I’m teen Dana again, and I’d say we would have a game night and cross my fingers that things didn’t take a turn for the supernatural. 

If Chelsea, Ryan, Chase, and Kennedy were to hang out with other fictional characters, who would they be and why?

I feel like they would hang out with another tight friend group who have nothing whatsoever to hide like the Scream gang. Or from books, maybe the doomed cheerleaders from The Cheerleaders

If there was one fictional place you could travel to for a day, where would it be and why?

Mordor, just to see if it’s gotten too touristy over the ages. 

If you buried a time capsule with three items inside, what three items would you choose and why?

Interesting question! I actually have no idea. Although when I was a kid, we discovered a chicken bone in the backyard and were convinced we’d discovered a dinosaur fossil and it was the most exciting moment of my young life. So maybe a chicken bone, a piece of amber with a fly in it, and a note that says “learn from our mistakes” with a couple of spatters of red ink on it. For science. 

What was your favorite bit of research you ended up not using?

That’s tough- I usually use what I research in some form or another…I think the most interesting thing I probably researched for Summer’s Edge probably had to do with quantum physics. But I won’t say more than that. 

What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from Summer’s Edge?

That is a very hard question. I don’t think there are any lines that I don’t care about and I have a lot of favorite moments. But if I had to pick one off the top of my head, I’d say chapter 40, with 48 as a chaser. 

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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