Title: Sing Sweet Nightingale
Authors: Erica Cameron
Published Date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Format: ebook (ARC)
Source: via publisher on Netgalley
Series: The Dream War Saga #1
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Mariella Teagen hasn't spoken a word in four years.
She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, but two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever.
Hudson Vincent made a pledge to never fight again.
Calease, the creature who created his dream world, swore that giving up violence would protect Hudson. But when his vow caused the death of his little brother, Hudson turned his grief on Calease and destroyed the dream world. The battle left him with new abilities and disturbing visions of a silent girl in grave danger—Mariella.
Now, Hudson is fighting to save Mariella's life while she fights to give it away. And he must find a way to show her Orane’s true intentions before she is lost to Paradise forever.
*REVIEWED BY KARINA*--> When I first started this book I wasn't too thrilled. I did not think this book would capture my attention. A few chapters in and I couldn't put it down, I loved how the author hinted at the epic romance in this novel, and she didn't overdo it.
This book is filled with betrayal that almost reminds me of the betrayal in Othello. Where the betrayer (Iago) takes everything he possibly can from Othello under the pretense that he is his loyal honest friend. Of course in this book the betrayed doesn't partake in a homicide suicide. No in this book the betrayer, Mariella was strong and vengeful. I think maybe a little too strong.
The author does portray her as strong willed upon introducing her but i believe that even the strongest of us would have a little more than a breakdown a after we find out that everything we know is a lie. She however was not my favorite character. Mariella was the character you scream at for her ignorance.
The author brilliantly uses dramatic irony that will keep you from putting the book down. My favorite character was Hudson. Our hero was brave, comic, and had no idea what he was doing. I liked how the author gave him black eyes. Usually we see the bad guys as giant black-eyed monsters. This was refreshing. So 5 STARS from me :)
WHAT DID YOU THINK? HAVE YOU HEARD OF SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE? ALREADY READ IT?
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