Thursday, September 23

Review: Dark Song by Gail Giles

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Title: Dark Song

By: Gail Giles

Reading Level: Young Adult Fiction

Publisher: Little Brown Book for Young Readers (September 2010)

My Copy: Advanced Reading Copy Provided by Publisher

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Mark said he heard the dark song when he creeped houses. The song the predator's heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey. I heard it now. Mark said it had always been in me. Lurking. Waiting for me to hear.
Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. Now, all she has is Marc. Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who owns a gun collection. And he'll stop at nothing--even using his guns--to get what he wants. Ames feels her parents have betrayed her with their lies and self-absorption, but is she prepared to make the ultimate betrayal against them?


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A truly terrifying story about a young girl that follows her heart and turns a blind eye to her reality. Ames is the main character, after her life falls apart, in attempt to find normalcy she looks toward Marc. Marc is a man that has a history full of darkness and secrets. When Ames catches his eye; she becomes his newest obsession. He easily takes the fear and insecurity that this family is feeling and turns it into his own leverage. I am very impressed with this character, and the light grasp she keeps on reality while living through this story. The fact that she know in the end what is right, and finds the strength to do what is right shows a very deep character. Even more, I was impressed by the very end statement about her innocence. This is incredibly complex characters, and I can see how the main character could follow the path that she did. Dark Song is a fast paced and gripping nightmare that the reader will feel throughout the pages. This is a story that offers a glimpse at the true evil of the world, and how easy it is for the innocent to be tainted. While I have heard wonderful reviews for Giles’s earlier novels; I have not had the privilege of reading them thus far. By far, I can say that this novel has definitely grabbed my attention, and I will look into more from this author.

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