Age Group: YA
Source: Author for blog tour
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Standalone Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.
Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.
Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.
As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who they could be together. But they also discover someone else is listening and intends on keeping Keith to herself, possibly for an eternity.
|Wow! This book moved me so much. What a fantastic story. I didn’t signed up for this blog tour a few months ago and I haven’t read the summary of the book since then. So when I picked up Silent Song to read this week, I couldn’t exactly remember what the summary said. As I started reading, I thought it would be just another high school contemporary with a play/drama setting. (and I do love those! I think I mentioned my love of plays in stories in my review of Knee Deep by Jolene Perry) So I was happily reading along, falling in love with Alice and Keith, when all of a sudden the story started to change. And I loved it even more! Silent Song is near the top of my best reads of 2012 list for sure.
Alice is so cute and sweet. Honestly, I can’t picture her as one of the mean popular girls, even though she admits that she was multiple times. I really liked her. She is quirky and a really good person. But Keith stole the show for me. He is just so moving. The descriptiveness of his eyes was my favorite. Those moments when he was alone with Alice made me melt a little bit. He is just such a haunting character. He is one of those guys that will just stick with me. (and the cool part is, he isn’t even the normal “hot” love interest. He has long silver streaked hair, is pale and super thin and paints his nails black constantly. But it just makes him Keith, and I loved everything about him. He was so vulnerable, and that was just so refreshing to see)
Silent Song deeply affected me. The writing is beautiful and descriptive. Ron Nieto struck so many chords within me. This book really moved me and I loved every second of it. I can’t stop thinking about it. This is just such a great book. I almost can’t believe that this is Ron’s first book. Amazing job!
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