Strange Sweet Song, by Adi Rule
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Paranormal
Rating: 1/5 stars
Publication: March 11, 2014, by St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Hardcover Edition (borrowed, thankfully)
Goodreads Summary: A young soprano enrolls in a remote music academy where nothing, not even her mysterious young vocal coach, is as it seems
Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth—not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians—but as an artist and leading lady in her own right.
Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school's production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary?
Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there.
Lyrical, gothic, and magical, Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule will captivate and enchant readers.
DNF @ 75 pages.
First, I'd like to give a shoutout to Lola who also hated this book. We're two black sheep for this book!
This book was horrible. Disgusting, even. I honestly don't want to diss it too much, but I feel like I just have to. I hated this book and it was so unenjoyable that I want to throw the book out of the tallest building in the world.
I got to 75 pages, and then I realized that this book wasn't going to get anywhere because it's just not for me. It was about this girl Sing.
Yeah, Sing. She loves this opera called "Angelique," and she's also a talented opera singer. Bam. She's shipped off to some music boarding school and falls in love with some dude named Nathan. That's just about it from what I know of.
After my horrible incident with this book, I really don't care about what else happened or what was about to happened. I lost so much patience with this book, and I just let it go.
I didn't like anything about it. The plot was a mess with nothing happening and random stuff developing and confusion. It was slow-paced, and I wouldn't even classify it as a plot. The only way to see something happening is by "imagining." -_-
Sing was just some random protagonist who was a singer (WOW!) and that's all I knew about her. She was too sunk in her own little world and the author wasn't descriptive about her personality and appearance. By 75 pages, we should know what colour hair she has.
Maybe you'll enjoy this book. But it wasn't that way for me. It really depends on what kind of things you're looking for in a good YA paranormal. But I'd stay away from it. Thank goodness I didn't get my own copy.