Welcome to our stop on Double Eclipse tour for Melissa de la Cruz. This tour is hosted by PenguinTeen.
Summer on East End #2
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: November 8th 2016
Review Source: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
The sultry sequel to Triple Moon from #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.
Twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are back for another summer in North Hampton, and this year they’re serious about two things: avoiding trouble and dedicating themselves to rest and relaxation. Molly’s headed to Aunt Ingrid’s, while Mardi has convinced their father, Troy—a.k.a. Thor, the god of thunder—to let her crash with her boyfriend, Trent, who also happens to be Tyr, the god of war. It’s a tangled web they weave, but that’s to be expected where gods and goddesses are concerned.
Their vacation’s just begun when an old secret is revealed, leaving Molly and Mardi to question everything they’ve ever known about their family. Then a hot new guy comes to town and starts brewing even more trouble . . . and soon enough, the twins are back to their old tricks.
After an ancient prophecy comes to light, Molly and Mardi notice some mysterious changes, changes that will put their sisterhood to the ultimate test. East End’s shaping up to be much more exciting than the girls were bargaining for, but what’s a summer in the Hamptons without a little magic and mischief?
Name 3 things about yourself that your readers may not know?
1. This year I joined the Los Angeles board of Facing History, Facing Ourselves, which is an organization that promotes a school curriculum of empathy, tolerance and social justice to four million school children across the country. I’m very proud to be part of this wonderful and much needed charity.
2. My favorite color is fuchsia.
3. When I was a teenager I wanted to name my future children Arwen Evenstar and Legolas Greenleaf. I’m still a bit sad I didn’t! LOL
What has been your biggest challenge in writing your series?
Honestly it’s a joy writing the Witches of East End series, and now its spinoff Summer on East End, I am a huge Norse mythology nerd and enjoy all the ways I can use and twist the mythology to tell my story. I saw that Booklist called my series Percy Jackson meets Gossip Girl, although really it should be Magnus Chase meets Dynasty. J
Without giving out spoilers, do you have a favorite scene from DOUBLE ECLIPSE book? Can you give us hints so we can pay close attention?
I love the scene with the whale. I think that’s a spoiler but it is really surprising. You don’t see that whale coming I swear!
Just for fun: If you could go back into time where would you go and who would you see?
To meet JK Rowling at that café where she used to write Harry Potter, I’d offer to babysit her kid so she could concentrate!
Do you have any closing thoughts or final remarks you’d like to share with your readers?
Just that it is a joy to meet them all my events and I’m always so honored by their enthusiasm. I love meeting them!
Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.
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