{review} The Sound of Light by Claire Wallis

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{review} The Sound of Light by Claire WallisThe Sound of Light by Claire Wallis
Publisher: self-published
Publication Date: July 17, 2017
Genres: Mental Health, New Adult, Paranormal
Format: e-ARC
Source: the author
Rating: One StarOne Star


My littlest girl has always been a bit peculiar. It was nothing I could ever put a finger on, but I always knew there was something inside her that made her a different kind of special. A deeper kind.

K'acy's got a light around her, one that'll just about knock you over, especially if you don't see her coming. She's got music in her soul, too. Deep, resonating music that echoes and hums, just like the notes that come from the bass guitar she's had attached to her hip since the day she turned thirteen years old.

She's got a hell of a secret, yes, but she does what she's got to do to make it one worth having. She takes care of people. She changes their stories. I spent my life telling both of my girls that you always gotta do what's right, even when it hurts, and it makes me proud to know she was listening.

I saw the way she looked at that boy on the day they met, and I knew right then that things were going to change. Two different people from two different worlds is nothing but a recipe for heartbreak, and when the lies pile higher and higher, it can change a person into something they're not.

It took me dying all those years ago to finally figure out just exactly how special my K'acy really is, and even though I'm not with her anymore, I don't want that boy and his family to change her. I want her to keep doing what's right, even when it hurts.

Because that's who she is inside. That's her deeper kind of special.

I’m a Claire Wallis fan. I loved Push, it was absolutely epic. So I had very high hopes for The Sound of Light. However, it’s been a while and my reading preferences have shifted and I’m reading only 100% contemporaries right now. And maybe this was paranormal, but I’m also not sure if K’acy had some psychiatric issues. I honestly couldn’t tell. While the writing was smooth and effortless, the story itself felt like it was in limbo. There was nothing I was itching to get to. I don’t mind a simple story that catches me emotionally, but the love here was quite flat. I didn’t connect to the romance at all. I didn’t know where this was going, or any conflict. Yes, maybe there could be a source (the black car) but I knew it wouldn’t turn out to be scary. Ultimately this one just wasn’t my cup of tea. *cry*

The characters were all great on their own, but none of them meshed AT ALL for me. I like K’acy and her confidence. I liked Jarrod and how he just let it all seemingly hang out, when really we don’t know him. And yes, I liked Adam, the “nice” boy who is probably a bit bad. The only two I felt any connection with was the bromance between Jarrod and Adam, and it was barely there.

The romance was all told, nothing felt. I know K’acy said she felt a song when she saw Adam…but I didn’t feel this song. I wanted to know what he smelled like, how she felt the heat from his body when he stood close, all that romantic goodness. Instead they texted like best friends. wah. I needed my romance!

This story wasn’t what I expected, and while the writing was good, the content wasn’t there for me and I was desperate for something to grab me. I also got hints of paranormal, and if you gave this book to me 3 years ago I would have loved it, but I am not into that at all and read contemporary only, so when I read it now it just made K’acy look like she has mental problems. Timing is a thing.

Rec it? Hmmmm. I can’t.  t see if any other friends read it and what they though. It’s definitley a hit with some readers, but not me.

Good luck!

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Posted August 18, 2017 by celeste in Deals with Mental Illness, Reviews / 0 Comments

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