Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Review: Sound of Sirens
Sound of Sirens by Jen Minkman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
In this world there are two groups: one “ruling class” that has access to electricity and is located further away from the water and its deadly inhabitants, and one “lesser class” that lives in a primitive manner, scraping for everything they have. This story is a bit of a love story between two people from opposing sides, brought together by music and passion.
I admit to being a little overwhelmed by this story at the start. There are a lot of names that gave me pause, but the world that the author built was so unique and interesting that I muddled through (probably pronouncing things completely wrong in my head). Enna is a dreamer and music lover who relies heavily on the records her brother brings back from overseas. One day he returns with a record that can only be played with electricity, which they obviously do not have. On the docks, she strikes a forbidden deal with Royce, someone she shouldn’t even be talking to, and they agree to share music and electricity. They end up sharing more than that (hubba-hubba), and the tale spirals from there.
There’s rebellion on the horizon, and this books sets it up nicely. If you’re looking for a truly unique tale of love, betrayal, and overcoming insurmountable odds, this book is worth checking out.
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