September 07, 2021

#BookReview: Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo






Synopsis: Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide. He leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn’t know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom with bleeding wrists that mutters of revenge.

As Andrew searches for the truth of Eddie’s death, he uncovers the lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death. Whirling between the backstabbing academic world where Eddie spent his days and the circle of hot boys, fast cars, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie’s nights, the walls Andrew has built against the world begin to crumble, letting in the phantom that hungers for him.

This title will be released on September 28, 2021.


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Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: This book will turn everything you think you know on its head. Its perfect for this fall holidays and one that will not only keep you on your toes. But one that will have you calling your friends to check on them. It is dark and sexy and so creepy that I could not put it down. 









Review

"Summer Sons is a southern summer in book form: hot and hungry and haunting. I couldn't put it down." ―Alix E. Harrow

"Truly intense: you can smell the blood, the sweat, and the petrol. It absolutely rips." ―Tamsyn Muir

"At once a raw, beautifully written gothic and an adrenaline-fueled debut, Summer Sons heralds a rich new voice in speculative fiction. Lee Mandelo is for real." ―Andy Davidson

"Intense, sweaty, and literally hauntingSummer Sons is the Southern gothic tale of race cars and graduate school I didn't know I needed. Come for the slow-burn relationships, and stay for the scalding hot twists." ―Annalee Newitz

"Full of angst and lingering spirits, Mandelo’s debut is like Tennessee molasses―dense, dark, slow-moving, and with a distinct Southern flavor." ―Publishers Weekly

"Hooks you hard and fast from the start, then drags you kicking and screaming and loving it on a twisted backroad nightmare full of bad boys and badder revenants." ―Sam J. Miller

"A gripping, gasoline-drenched story of ghosts, friendships, and things left unspoken." ―Sarah Pinsker

"So visceral that you can feel the clammy sweat of fear and secrets, and it's full of the ugly rubbing edges of masculine frustration that's both the desire for violence, and desire itself." ―Shelley Parker-Chan

About the Author

LEE MANDELO is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. They have been a past nominee for various awards including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo; their work can be found in magazines such as Tor.comUncanny MagazineClarkesworld, and Nightmare. Aside from a brief stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Lee has spent their life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Lexington and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky.









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