Passion is Perilous…

Emotion is treacherous…

Disobedience is destruction.

And destruction is coming.

Ronja has spent her whole life being controlled. Be it by her station in life, or by The Music being pumped into her mind. She struggles to keep her mind obedient, but it is constantly resisting. She works hard to care for her family, taking on multiple jobs and few hours of rest. She is constantly put down, and harassed by the people of Revinia due to the conditions of her birth.

She is strong, and someone I think I would look up to. She bares the burden of providing for her family very well. All she wants is to keep them safe and she will stop at nothing to do so. I love when characters seem to walk right off the page and this is exactly what happens in Vinyl. The words paint vivid pictures in your mind until you all but forget where you actually are. It grabs onto your heartstrings and doesn’t loosen its grip.

Roark is brave and daring. He knows what he wants in life and isn’t afraid to do what it takes to get it. He is a integral part of the Anthem, a secret resistance buried in the belly of the city. His family ties come in handy but he would just as soon cut those ties and forget his family name.

He is a selfless and hardworking, just like Ronja all he cares about is his family. Like her two he takes on multiple jobs, his are tinted with a little more espionage. He has gone trough many hardships, but all he wants is for the people in the city above to be aware of what’s going on around them, to free them from The Music.

When circumstances bring the two of them together Ronja’s world gets flipped upside down. She is violently severed from her Singer and shown a world where real music reigns. However when the truth of her birth comes to light plans change and they must work together to save the people they love, if they fail they will lose everything.

I adore Roark’s friends, they are sweet and caring. They are willing to risk everything to help him and Ronja and you really can’t find better friends then that. I love the relationship between Evie and Iris, it’s so real.

I truly loved this book. It grabbed me by the heart and refused to let go. It was so emotional and I felt everything as it happened.(Bring tissues) I felt apart of the pages, it takes a truly talented writer to be able to offer that kind of experience to their readers. Miss Hanson is a brilliant author, even though she has ripped my heart out with this book, I look forward to reading her work in the future. “Radio” is definitely on my list of books to buy.

Thank you so much Miss Hanson for this heart wrenching story, May your song guide you home.

I give this book 5/5 Stars

Published by Jessica Scott