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.
Oh, music! We all know how much I love music here on Letters Inside Out, so, when I read the synopsis for Silent Song to say I was intrigued is probably putting it lightly.
Keith was definitely my favorite character in Silent Song. My heart ached for him, who is kind of goth, but in a way that even the goth kids find him weird. He’s so good at music that Alice has spent much time crouched below his window listening in secret. Alice, while the main character, annoyed me quite a bit. She’s the popular girl in the school and just goes along with all of the bullying. She’s never really noticed a problem with it until now. Once Alice started realizing the error of her ways, she was much more sympathetic.
I’ll be honest, I really enjoyed the story behind Silent Song, but I wasn’t thrilled with the writing. Nieto does a great job, but I felt like at times it was a bit rushed or not as in depth as I’d like. Especially when it came to the big, out-of-nowhere plot twist. I had my suspicions as to what was going on, but I would’ve loved to have a bit more why. Regardless though, I was hooked on the story. In addition, some of the aspects and explanations had me wondering…like the fact that spent so much time listening outside of the window.
Silent Song would be the perfect sort of book for someone in the mood for something with a bit of mystery and a little touch of scary. Nieto handles the merging of music, teenage drama, and terror pretty well.
I received my copy of Silent Song in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the tour.