Vinyl Review

Title: Vinyl
Author: Sophia Elaine Hanson
Series: The Vinyl Trilogy #1
Publisher: Calida Lux Publishing
Publication Date: 26 November 2015
Source: Author
Format: Paperback
Pages: 351
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 31 July 2017 - 04 August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

All citizens within the soaring black walls of Revinia have metal Singers grafted into their skulls at brith. The parasitic machines issue a form of auditory hypnosis called The Music, which keeps their minds malleable and emotions flat. All artistic expression - especially real music - is strictly prohibited.

One the edge of the city, nineteen year old Ronja struggles to support her cousins and disabled mother. A change meeting leads to her kidnapping by an underground resistance striving to preserve the human spirit. Violently severed from her Singer by the brash young age Roark, Ronja revels in her newfound freedom until the consequences of her disappearance begin to unfold.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have read this book at least four or five times now and there has never been a moment where I am not immensely emerged in this story. I absolutely love this book. It is a book that I believe that everyone should read. It is phenomenal. It is perfection and everything that I could ask for. 

I decided to pick this book up for the booktubeathon and because I want to finally read Radio, the second boo, but feel like I need to read the first book first. I would say wish me luck, but with this book I just know that I will fly through it and enjoy every moment.

Writing Thoughts:

Sophia transports you to the world that she has created with well paced and descriptive writing. It felt as though I was there with Ronja, through thick and thin. It felt as if I experienced all of her pain and happiness with her. Reading Vinyl is always an experience that I can't forget. Sophia's writing creates a vivd image and it is scary to think that this is her first published works. I only have the higher expectations for her next book.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot took something that we had all seen before and turned it into something else. There is no real way of predicting what will happen next. There is constant tension and something happening. The book isn't over complicated and too much to handle. The pacing is perfect. 

Character Thoughts:

Sophia delivers a cast of well rounded and flawed characters. The diverse cast just pulls you in further. Each character is substantiated and realistic. Ronja will forever remain my favorite female protagonist because even in her weakest state she fights for what she believes in. Roark is still an amazing marshmallow after all this time.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this book is life. If you have yet to pick this book up, what are you wait for? If you are seconding guessing this book because it falls in the dystopian genre, don't. Because it is something you will never expect. The writing transports you into this world and keeps you trapped there, even after the story has ended. The plot is flawless and enticing. The characters haunt you even though the book is done. This book is everything I ever wanted. It was perfect and gave me a story that I had never seen before. I will continue to read this book until there isn't a word I don't know off my heart. Sophia continues to change my expectations for books.

Yours in Reading,



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