Friday, February 6, 2015

TOUR STOP: Sing For Me

ASIN: B00SIH53YU
Pages: 371
Published: January 23, 2015
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Summary:
Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm's forbidden power.
As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.
Love.
The demon-hunter Damascus vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.
Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.

Hi everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for the Sing for Me tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! As always, please check out the other tour stops by clicking on the banner up above! By the way, for your own enjoyment, turn on some Phantom of the Opera while reading this review, just to get you in the right mood. All right, let's get into the review:

Madeline Noel is a talented soprano at the Eden Theatre Company, but she hides a terrible secret. Her beautiful voice endangers her, every note she sings, she must keep her emotions in check. Should she let her emotions take flight in her music, she risks the destruction of everyone around her. Madeline is a  Choir, an angelic being created for the listening pleasure and she's being hunted. The evil Betrayer, Corinth has spent the past decade slaughtering her sisters, ridding the world of the Choir's gift and she is next. Yet she has something that other Choirs didn't, she has love and she will fight for the right and freedom to be with the one she loves, even if it's forbidden by the law.

This book was crazy, absolutely mind-blowing crazy. It's got a different twist on angelic beings and it's actually really brilliant. Everything in this book was so vivid, from the high swooping notes that Madeline sings, to the heart pounding demon attacks throughout the book. This definitely has Phantom of the Opera vibes going, it even mentions it a couple times in the book. The plot is intricate, the heavenly "world" full of political corruption, and the story is super engaging. 

Madeline, known in the Realm as Magdala, is the next targeted Choir. Unlike previous Choirs, who have hid once they find out that they are next on Corinth's hit list, Madeline is determined to meet him face on. She knows her protector Hunterr, Damascus, will let no harm come to her. It's his promise and she trusts him. There's this air of forbidden romance in the story as Choirs are not allowed to be defiled by romance and lust, yet it is her love for Damascus that strengthens Madeline to fight against Corinth. Their relationship is rocky and dangerous, but you get this underlying vibe that their love will save them all. As a character, I really liked her. She's strong willed and willing to go against the rules to fight for what she believes. She's also got some really crazy talent which she hones throughout the book to eventually defeat Corinth, temporarily.

As far as Damascus goes, you definitely know he's in love with Madeline and would sacrifice his life for her in an instant. While he is moody, possessive, and extremely protective throughout the book, he shows that he values Madeline as a person and is willing to fight side by side with her, not taking her for some damsel who needs resucing. I'll admit I was afraid of that, but thankfully that does not show up here. There's also this little drop of tension and possible betrayal between Damascus and Corinth which puts a hint of revenge in Corinth's actions, but it's not elaborated on and he doesn't show up much throughout the book. It definitely creates an air of suspense the drives the book forward.

Of course, we've got to mention some of the other characters!! There's Natalie who I absolutely adore. She's full of life and power (literally), but she's got her own secrets which hopefully will be revealed in the next book. Then there is Tyre who lost his own Choir at the beginning of the book to Corinth's ruthless massacre. He joins Damascus and Madeline and I am not ashamed to admit that I'm hoping there's a little romance between him and Natalie? Am I the only one feeling the sparks there? He can be aggravating with his macho man performance, but he just lost a Choir and was basically such an amazing friend/Hunter that I'll forgive him for being extremely moody. There is also Shiloh who is a little crackling ball of electricty. While he acts like a young carefree kid, he's got some depth that is revealed a bit in the book, but not enough! Last character I need to mention is Danielle. She acts like a snobby b..... throughout the book, but you sense that she's really alone. Her fiance is absent most of the time and she waves around her status like a shield. Again with the hopes, but I hope we get to see more of her in the next book and learn more about her. Plus, Shiloh and Danielle anyone?

Overall, this book was suspenseful and heart pounding with a constant steady pulse that makes you wish you could flip the page faster because you can't wait to know what happens. I loved the ending of this book, it gave me a little relief knowing that justice will be served and those who have Betrayed the Realm will suffer. There are so many things that I can't wait to know more about, so I'm definitely super excited for the next book!

GIVEAWAY

AUTHOR BIO

Gracie MadisonGracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing…if it were socially acceptable.  Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie’s dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world.  When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.


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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like an intense read! I love the sounds of the ending, too - nothing much beats a satisfying ending with people getting what they deserve! Great review, Riv! :)

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    1. Definitely! Got to love satisfying endings :D Thanks so much for commenting!! :)

      ~Riv

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    1. No problem! Thanks for commenting!!

      ~Riv

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