MELT by Selene Castrovilla Blog Tour – Review

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Happy Book Birthday to Selene Castrovilla’s MELT! Many thanks to all of the wonderful readers and bloggers that are participating in the Release Day Launch today. Check out the book’s details and teaser, and be sure to enter the giveaway below!

MELT by Selene Castrovilla

MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard of Oz (not a retelling). When sixteen year old Dorothy moves to the small town of Highland Park, she meets, and falls for Joey – a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey’s reputation, and his alcoholism?

Told in dual first person, Joey’s words are scattered on the page – reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason – until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?

MELT is based on true events. It is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. It will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul.

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 I really enjoyed reading MELT!  It was a really great book with characters that just interest you.  But, like the description above, it does give you a “punch in the face.”  I don’t want to give many details away, so please just pick up a copy of MELT for yourself and get to reading it!  I am sure you will enjoy it!  [Warning: this does deal with violent abuse, sex, alcoholism and drugs.]

Make sure to stop by the other stops of the blog tour:

Monday, November 3rd – Once Upon a Twilight
Wednesday, November 5th – LuLo Fangirl
Friday, November 7th – Addicted Readers
Monday, November 10th – Fictionally Obsessed
Wednesday, November 12th – You’re here! 🙂
Friday, November 14thActin’ Up With Books
Monday, November 17thA Leisure Moment
Wednesday, November 19thThe Best Books Ever
Friday, November 21stOne Guy’s Guide to Good Reads


For the past month leading up to the release of MELT, Selene Castrovilla has shared a fantastic MELTdown post every day on her blog! In these posts she’s shared tidbits of “insider information” about MELT: its content, its inspiration and her writing process… including excerpts! The first post is HERE, and you use the post navigation at the bottom of the page to click through and read them. Enjoy!

Selene CastrovillaAbout the Author

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Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. She is the author of Saved By the Music and The Girl Next Door, teen novels originally published by WestSide Books and now available digitally through ASD Publishing. Her third children’s book with Calkins Creek Books, Revolutionary Friends, was released in April 2013. She is also a contributing author to UncommonYA. Selene holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons. Visit her website for book excerpts and more information!


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  1. I have a Granddaughter that is just starting to love reading, this would be right up her alley. Thank you for the review!

  2. Dotty J Boucher says

    This book sounds very interesting , I know a few people who would get into reading this, I try to stay away from violent books.

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