Monday, September 9, 2013

Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich (Mini Review)

Book: Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich
Genre:YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Acquired: Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: ♥

Goodreads Description:

Haunted by silence, a mute teenage girl is mysteriously given back her voice ... and it is divine.

Rendered mute at birth, Portia Griffin has been silent for 16 years. Music is her constant companion, along with Felix, her deaf best friend who couldn’t care less whether or not she can speak. If only he were as nonchalant about her newfound interest in the musically gifted Max Hunter.

But Portia’s silence is about to be broken with the abrupt discovery of her voice, unparalleled in its purity and the power it affords to control those around her. Able to persuade, seduce and destroy using only her voice, Portia embarks on a search for answers about who she really is, and what she is destined to become.

Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, SILENT ECHO: A Siren's Tale is an epic story filled with fantasy, romance and original music.

My Thoughts:

I'm so sad this book wasn't good. It had such promise. I mean have you read the synopsis?? A mute girl with a deaf best friend, who magically finds her voice because of a greek myth that causes certain powers. The story really had a chance to be so awesome. Alas, it wasn't.

My main issue with the book was the main character, Portia. Let's just be honest...when you don't like the main character...well it's hard to get into the book. She was pretty much a little witch to both guys in her life. (By the way, let's point out there is a love triangle...BLAH. I'm not completely against love triangles, but they have to be done right, this one.....just no.) Back to my point though, I felt like Portia was just so boring and dramatic in a lot of parts, then just hateful in others. 

Then I had a problem with the third person writing, maybe I could of connected more with Portia if I was inside her head and knew what she was thinking. MAYBE, then again, I might of just not liked her a whole lot more. Either way, it just didn't work. 

I couldn't even finish this book. I started it, had to take a little break, then tried just DIDN'T work. So I DNFed it.

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