Monday, June 15, 2015

Review & Giveaway: The Song of David by Amy Harmon

The Song of David by Amy Harmon
June 13, 2015
285 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Contains: profanity and sexual references
Source: eARC for Honest review

** This book is a STANDALONE novel featuring characters that were introduced in The Law of Moses. It is not a sequel, but it is a spin-off. **

She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

Wow!! I absolutely, completely, positively loved The Song of David!!

My first recommendation: AVOID SPOILERS! Seriously, trust me. Go into this read blind and just engulf yourself in the journey. And I loved the journey this story took me on. I loved that I didn't know what to expect. And it was unexpected. An unexpected, beautiful journey. A love story. A life story. A story of friendship and love, of the fantastic and the challenging, of the fight and the frenzy and the everything in-between. I knew just from the Prologue alone that this story would be special, and boy was I right. This journey grabbed me, shook me, hugged me, moved me, and didn't let me go until the very last sentence.

My second recommendation: Read 'The Law of Moses.' I would recommend reading it first, because this book is riddled with spoilers from that story, as Moses plays a significant part in this book. But even if you don't read it first, read it next. Because if you love David, you'll love Moses, and vice versa. These boys. I love these boys. And I love the stories created for Moses and David. And you will too.

My last recommendation: Read this book! Read it! I am in love with Amy Harmon's enchanting way of weaving a story, intermingling prose that is near poetic. She creates characters that are incredible in all their depths, and you'll wish they were real. 'The Song of David' in particular is as gorgeous as it is surprising, as lovely as it is enriching, as endearing as it is humbling, as brave as it is beautiful. David and Millie, Moses and Georgia, Henry and Tag Team -- I loved them all, was inspired by them all, rooted for their journey, and didn't want to let them go. This story filled my heart with love, and these are characters I will cherish.

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The Law of Moses
(Story of Moses and Georgia)
My ReviewAmazon ~ Goodreads

The Song of David
(Spin-off about David and Millie)

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