Friday Finds #6


Friday Finds is a weekly post the tells you lovelies about some of the books I've found this week. Whether it be an ARC, a classic or anything in between; these are books I've discovered over the past 7 days.


Melt
by Selene Castrovilla


Melt is a brutal love story, set against the backdrop of The Wizard of Oz. Sixteen year old “good girl” Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park – where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkin’ Donuts.) There, she meets 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? And then there’s his family's secret – about to be unleashed.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.



Cinderella's Dress
by Shonna Slayton


Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dresses is even tougher.Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dresses, life gets complicated.
Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart, Johnny, stuck in the middle of battle, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.
After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.



Thoughts

I was lucky enough to get my hands on ARC's of both of these for tours and I'm super SUPER excited about these two!

The story for Cinderella's dress sounds really interesting and new. It sounds like a great summer read and I hope that I enjoy it as much as I think I will. Review will be posted on the 13th June as part of the  tour for Rockstar Book Tours.
And as far as Melt is concerned, I love all things relating to Oz so I don't think I even need to explain this. Tour post goes up on the 27th June as part of a tour hosted by JenHalliganPR.


What did you find this week?


Comments

  1. Ooh these are new to me and definitely seem interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. They do look like they're going to be great summer reads :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Mily

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  2. Very interesting! I'll have to check these out.

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    1. that you will! I've read the beginning of both and I think they're both going to go onto my favourites list :)

      ~Mily

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  3. Hmmm, both sound very interesting so surely I'll be checking out your reviews to see what you thought of them!

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    1. And neither are contemps you'll be happy to hear ;)

      ~Mily

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