EE18ers ~ Playlist by Dana Mele + Giveaway!

Posted October 17, 2017 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 4 Comments

EE18ers ~ Playlist by Dana Mele + Giveaway!People Like Us by Dana Mele
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 27th 2018
Pages: 384
Purchase Links Amazon

A sharp psychological thriller that's just right for fans of

Thirteen Reasons Why


Pretty Little Liars

--this story will seduce, mislead, and finally, betray you.

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened.

Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that readers will tear through and not stop talking about.

Music Playlist

First of all, I’m really excited to be here and to be sharing a playlist and giving away an ARC of People Like Us!


Music has always been a big part of my life. I’ve been playing piano since I was in elementary school, guitar since junior high, and various instruments in bands since high school, though I switched to recording solo for fun a long time ago. Now I mostly make a ton of playlists, a leftover habit from my short stint as a college radio dj and a long history of making soundtracks to represent important events and eras of my life.


Everything I write has at least one playlist, and my debut People Like Us has three. This one is character-based. It has songs I associate with main characters, chemistry between them, and keys scenes featuring them. Most playlists I make jump genre and era, so it bounces all over the place. This is a psychological thriller, but it’s also a story of romance, cutthroat competition, and epic frenemyship, so that’s very present in the music.


So, here it is. People Like Us: The Character Playlist. I don’t want to give too much info about which songs go with which characters and scenes because spoilers. But definitely check the playlist as you read 😉


1. Temptation Waits  Garbage
2. How To Be A Heartbreaker  Marina and the Diamonds
3. Academia  Sia
4. Seeing Other People  Belle and Sebastian
5. Nothing Better  The Postal Service
6. Drop Dead Gorgeous  Republica
7. Friends Like Mine  The Donnas
8. I’m Not Calling You A Liar  Florence and the Machine
9.You Know I’m No Good  Amy Winehouse
10. Littlest Things  Lily Allen
11. Prince
12. Perfect World Liz Phair
13. Rid of Me  PJ Harvey
14. Why Do I Lie?  Luscious Jackson
15. Who Knew?  Pink
16.  Angels  the xx

*~~About the Author~~*

Dana Mele is a Pushcart-nominated writer and a work at home mother. A graduate of Wellesley College, she is a former actor, lawyer, musician, and briefly, associate producer. She prefers tea to coffee, snow to sand, and stars to sunshine, and she lives in the Catskills with her husband and toddler.
Social Media Links: Goodreads ~ Instagram ~ TwitterWebsite 

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4 responses to “EE18ers ~ Playlist by Dana Mele + Giveaway!

  1. danielle hammelef

    I currently play flute in our Community Band and music has always been a part of my life too. Thanks for the playlist to give me an idea about the mood of this book. This is going to be fun to read.

  2. I’ve been dying to read this book ever since I read the synopsis! A murder investigation and a private school setting? Now that’s bound to be interesting! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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