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  • Title: Melt
  • Author: Selene Castrovilla
  • ISBN: 9780991626106
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Melt | by ☆ Selene Castrovilla, Melt, Selene Castrovilla, Melt Based on true events MELT is both a chilling tale of abuse and a timeless romance MELT will hit you like a punch in the face and also seep through the cracks in your soulLT 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 foBased on true events MELT [PDF] Melt | by ☆ Selene Castrovilla - Melt, Melt Based on true events MELT is both a chilling tale of abuse and a timeless romance MELT will hit you like a punch in the face and also seep through the cracks in your soulLT is a brutal love story s

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About “Selene Castrovilla

  • Selene Castrovilla

    Selene Castrovilla is an award winning teen and children s author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature Her young adult novel MELT was meant to be a stand alone, but so many readers wrote to her begging to know what happens next that she realized MELT is actually the first of a trilogy SIGNS OF LIFE, Book Two of the Rough Romance Trilogy, is now available Selene is working on UNPUNISHED BOOK THREE REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES, her fourth picture book about the Revolutionary War, will be releasing Fall 2017 LUNA RISING, her debut women s fiction, is here 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 SeleneCastrovilla for book excerpts and information, and like her author page on Facebook for daily quotes and inspirations

956 thoughts on “Melt

  • Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum This one made me feel some things when I first started Mainly At some point can t an author just write something like I met Joey two weeks after I moved from NYC I never would have guessed he would become such an important part of my life and then get on with the story Instalove that is so instant they fall in love before even saying hello makes me want to Not to mention why the f was this Wizard of Oz backdrop even being used Just because Dorothy Must D [...]

  • Happy release day, Melt 4.5 YOU CAN ALSO READ MY REVIEW ON MY BLOGYSSSSS ASSDFFGKDIEUEUEUSJKLI ve waited 2 3 days before I wrote my review of Melt and honestly, until now, I still can t form coherent words about it So please bear with me, I will try to express how I loved this masterpiece as understandable as I can We were first introduced by Joey, a teen that has a bad reputation and a bad situation at home Then there s Dorothy, sweet, sweet Dorothy who is new in town When these two completely [...]

  • Thank you net galley for sending me this arc in exchange of an honest review DNF 29% Melt is divided in to two perspective, a guy name Joey and a girl name Dorothy however this is not a retelling of the wizard of oz, just a backdrop love story between them The chapters that are set in Joey perspective are verses and Dorothy s are in normal writing style I find it hard to adjust to the writing style I m not saying that the writing style is bad or anything It s actually pretty good and decent, but [...]

  • Powerful Gritty Honest Gripping.I finished this book at 2AM Just WOW That s all I could say, it s so so good If you re a fan of Ellen Hopkins, MELT is a must read I do feel I should warn that this book deals with violent abuse, alcoholism, drugs mild , and sex.

  • I was provided with a copy via Netgalley for review.I tried, I really did I wanted to read the whole thing, but it seemed silly to do so, since I knew it wasn t going to be a positive outcome for me I confirmed this by skimming the remainder of the book, but I still don t feel qualified to issue a rating I will try to explain a bit about why it didn t work for me.The insta love was just too much I am pretty tolerant of romantic stuff in general, and some insta love I can deal with, but it just d [...]

  • First off let me thank NetGalley for a free copy of this in return for an honest review I may come across as somewhat harsh but what I m about to write is wholly the truth in MY perspective I m aware others have enjoyed this quite a lot so obviously this just isn t my style This will contain some major spoilers and a WHOLE lot of ranting, just be aware I really want to say this was good But honestly For me, it wasn t I ve read through a couple of reviews on here and It s making me wonder if I ve [...]

  • Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Last Syllable Books and NetGalley This was an interesting YA contemporary romance novel, with dealt with some difficult topics I did find it difficult to relate this to The Wizard of Oz though.I liked both Dorothy and Joey, although they were both pretty different Dorothy came from quite a privileged family it seemed, while Joey had a father who abused both Joey and his mother on a daily basis I liked the [...]

  • Wow Just wow This book.Told in dual POV s, Melt is nothing like I expected it to be, and yet I can t believe how much I loved it First off, let s talk about the writing I loved the way the author wrote this novel It had a poetic tone that flowed so well The way the sentences were structured made the novel enjoyable to read As well as the way she repeated certain phrases and words one after the other it gave those words, and thoughts impact it made me feel them all the .Now onto the meat of the s [...]

  • Oh Selene, what have you done to me This book left me numb, I ve finished reading it over an hour ago and I can t get myself to process the feelings I have I m glad I gave this book a chance after being thrown off a little by Joey s verse style POV, but in all honesty, for Joey s character, it works The main characters are Joey, and Dorothy I wasn t able to relate to or connect with Dorothy at all, but Joey, oh poor Joey I wanted to find him and tell him that nothing is permanent, maybe adopt hi [...]

  • I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review Actual rating 2.5MELT was an okay read, but it dragged at times.Dorothy and Joey were both okay characters, but i didn t love them I did feel sorry for Joey and his mum though, as the situation they were in was horrible Joey s chapters were quite confusing at first, as they were written in verse, and his thought s were all over the place After a few chapters though, i got used to it, and i understood why it was written that way.A [...]

  • Melt is a retelling of the Wizard of oz but it is far from yellow brick roads and happily ever afters This is a story of true love caught between a maelstrom of pain and forbidden passion.Dorothy is the new girl in town She meets bad boy Joey who has a painful secret The two of them are fervently in love but circumstances threaten to tear them apart.Joey comes from an abused family He drinks, he gets into fights, he s been in jail He fears that Dorothy will be caught between his father s fury an [...]

  • Have you ever read something dark So dark that it leaves you feeling numb You sit there after, your brain still trying to process everything you just read That was me once I finished reading Melt I ve never read anything by Ellen Hopkins, and I ve never read anything dark If there s a book that I ve read that s classified as dark, it shouldn t be Selena Castrovilla s Melt is the true definition of a book that is both dark and deep.All those years building and all it took was for a puddle to brin [...]

  • Toto, I ve a feeling we re not in Kansas any Like literally.Melt is no retelling of The Wizard of Oz if you re ever wondering about a reappearance of the famous ruby slippers It s real life we re talking about here this time Selene Castrovilla sure knows how to paint a vivid and revelatory image of the cruelties of Real Life Land.Whatever expectation I had, whatever doubt I had going into this book was immediately shattered after three chapters or so The first thing that caught my attention was [...]

  • Full review bookjunkiereview 2014 06 review melt by selene castrovillamlDorothy is a new comer to Highland Park, where all the cool kids congregate Muchkinland a.k.a Dunkin Donuts There, she meets Joey, the resident bad boy who everyone fears and stays away from But Dorothy is not deterred by his bad rep, for she sees a wounded person, from the pain of abuse and battling his own demons Both have an instant connection and their love is not just tested by peer pressure, but of Joey s home life and [...]

  • Melt was a brilliant masterpiece that I couldn t stop reading It gripped me from the very beginning and I had made the mistake of starting it late at night and so I had to force myself to close my Kindle and place it far away, out of arm s length, to resist the temptation to finish it in one sitting.Melt is told from the drastically different POV s of Dorothy and Joey Joey s perspective gripped me immediately, it was written with a poetic flow with vivid descriptions and beautiful prose It was d [...]

  • I honestly don t get why anyone would give this book than 2 5 The whole thing is full of drama and nothing else It has insta love between a broken boy who suffers from domestic abuse and a girl with disinterested parents these are practically what we know about the characters themselves, by the way , starting from the first chapter they see each other Normally I m attracted to broken boys, but when it comes to Joey, I could see nothing to be attracted, because other than being broken, Joey didn [...]

  • Got the copy through NetGalley for an honest reviewNoe ending shouldn t be like that I just feel that it seemed like a movie ending, but a novel shouldn t ended like that At least, gave an epilogue because I wanna know what would happened to some characters after that This story has slow and fast paces in some parts But I hate when it must end in the FAST ones Melt is an insta love story between Joey, a guy who got domestic abused and Dorothy, a good girl The words to described how D [...]

  • 2.5 5 StarsI can t say that I loved it, but it definitely held my attention This is a story about love and family abuse All of which are truly heart wrenching There are odd snippets from The Wizard of Oz inserted into the book but I have no idea why they are there or how it relates to the plot The writing style reminds me of Tahereh Mafi s Shatter Me, with the repeating phrases and poetic writing during Joey s POV It s pretty short so it was easy to get over the things that bothered me about it [...]

  • Ok I m sorry DNF at 17%.I feel incredibly guilty at not finishing this book, especially as it was a free copy from Netgalley and I know I m meant to read and review it But I just can t I m reading it and it s just boring me I can t get into the verse style, I don t like Joey or his way thinking I have important things on my TBR that I just need to get into, so I feel like this isn t something I want to carry on reading I rarely get much time to read any as it is so I don t want to waste it on s [...]

  • NetGalley book review This was an interesti writing style but it intrigued me so I kept at it Not a bad based on a true story, story I felt bad for the kids who feel in love and the tough lives they lived I also liked all The Wizard of Oz book quotes through out this I m a huge sucker for anything to do with Oz and as this book really doesn t per say, it was still a good little fast read.

  • I tried, but HOOOOLY INSTALOVE BATMAN They literally meet and are making googly eyes and holding hands like 5 minutes later I could not stomach it Not to mention, this book basically has NOTHING to do with The Wizard of Oz, except for the fact that the main character s name is Dorothy This is a not a retelling, and I am sad for that fact.

  • I flew through this book couldn t put it down It was intense, gritty, lyrical, romantic, hopeful and powerful at the same time If you love the writing of Ellen Hopkins, you should give Melt a try because Castrovilla is one to watch.

  • Hard to know what to say about this one as it s a chilling story, but feels rushed.Joey is the first character we meet We learn that his father, an esteemed cop, abuses his mother, beats Joey and thinks nothing of terrorising his kids Nobody knows about this, and it s horrible to watch the way Joey is judged without anyone taking the time to think about reasons for this behaviour.Then there s Dorothy, new to town and not prejudging anyone She sees Joey in Dunkin Donuts and instantly falls for hi [...]

  • Follow the journey of a boy emotionally dulled by domestic abuse and the girl who sees life, love, and hope in him This is a young adult story for the ages Sounds clique, but true It explores the world of domestic violence a world all too often hidden from most Just as adult victims, children teens existing in such an environment are molded by what they see and feel And it takes its tole From the outside, opinions can be told about Joey He s rough, tough, and known for trouble No one in their sm [...]

  • I received this book as an ARC from Jen Halligan PR to read review This is a 100% honest review This is the story of Dorothy, a sixteen year old girl in a new town and a lot to learn She comes from a perfect family and has never had to worry about a thing This is the story of Joey, a seventeen year old boy that everyone has ruled out He has a father that will make your skin crawl and a drinking problem of his own These two character s couldn t be any different if they tried and yet, somehow, am [...]

  • 2.5 starsBefore I start let me admit that I may or may not have enjoyed this if I went in expecting a contemporary romance in verse I was not expecting that at all Why wasn t I Well, maybe because the description implies a Wizard of Oz retelling and this certainly isn t one naming a character Dorothy and creating a plotline that is supposedly a journey like a metaphorical Yellow Brick Road does not count I feel cheated.I also want to point out the I don t read verse books for a reason I am not [...]

  • There are times when I read a book that it is gripping and moving and so satisfying that I don t know what to say and I m having that experience right now I read Melt twice and reread several parts of it than a few times and I m still searching for the words to express why it is a must read This is truly meant to be a compliment because it was that good.What I liked most was that I was in the moment with the characters in the room with them, by the river, at that same Dunkin Donuts The writing [...]

  • MELT follows the story of Dorothy and Joey We first meet up with them in Dunkin Donuts Dorothy is new in town and has caught the eye of Joey, town bad boy Even though her friend, Amy, tries to warn her away from Joey, stating that he is violent and a criminal, Dorothy can not resist himThe time that they spend together, the that Dorothy starts to realize that there are demons haunting Joey and she doesn t know if she will be strong enough to help himMELT starts off with a bang It was so intens [...]

  • REVIEW AND MORE ON When you think about it, the words don t count for too much anyway, it s the intentions behind them that do And this was like we were skipping past the words because we didn t need them Quotes subject to my ARC And Melt was filled with them Beautiful, thoughtful lines that is From the time you read the synopsis, you know that this going to be one of those books haunting, deep, and soulful.Dorothy asked many times if named after the wizard of Oz p [...]

  • MELT was one of the most powerful, stunning books I ve read all year While not based on The Wizard of Oz as a re telling, Castrovilla sets MELT against a Wizard of Oz backdrop and the L Frank Baum passages offer a unique insight into the plot of MELT.Also interesting is Selene Castrovilla s writing style Told in dual perspectives, one being written in verse, MELT quickly draws you in and reads very fast I started this book around 3 00 p.m and finished it before midnight it was nearly impossible [...]

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