Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Harp's Song by Cassie Shine

Excerpt courtesy of Amazon:
In just a few months Harp Evans will officially coming of age and graduating high school. She will be free from the mother that never wanted her, the house that never felt like home, and the disappointment of the last seventeen years. What she doesn't know is that her mother has been holding on to a secret that has the potential to derail her dreams and destroy her already faulty sense of self. 

A self-proclaimed recluse, Harp spends most of her time practicing the cello, in the hopes of earning a full scholarship that will grant her freedom, but will also send her away from her best friend Connor Williams, who is becoming more than just a friend. 

As revelations are made, will Harp still feel the same way about leaving everyone who cares about her behind? Or will she continue to pursue the life she's been dreaming of, for as long as she can remember?

My Review:
This is a new Author that NEED's To Be Watched!!! She is brilliant! I absolutely loved this story. It quickly grabbed my attention. Cassie Shine, is a phenomenal writer and she really cares about her characters. I give this book 5 Beautiful Stars. I loved it. Harp, is so mature for her age, but she really kind of had to be because her mom could have cared less about her. She was mentally, physically and emotionally abusive to her. You can feel the anger her mom has for her. However, Harp continues to shine, not letting anyone or anything get her down. She is so brave and I love that about her. Connor is so sweet and caring, he's the total opposite of Harp, she is quiet and barely says a word. She's all about studying and practicing. While Connor is the popular High School Star Athlete fun type. They've been best friends for years and one night his friends sister dresses Harp up so she truly looks like this grown up woman whose finally coming out of her shell and Connor can't take it any longer. They kiss and it's such a beautiful moment between them. When the secret that her mom's been holding in is finally released and her and Harp have that much needed (but dreaded) sit down, I bawled my eyes out. I cried like crazy! LOL So get your tissues ready!  I started reading this book a couple hours ago and actually just finished it. It held my attention and I just, this is one of those O.M.G-Now-That's-A-Story type books. I'm definitely One Clicking the next book in this series: Harp's Voice, reading the excerpt for it, I can't wait to find out what happens.  This is one author that is definitely going to the Top Very Soon, I can't wait to read what else she has inside that hear of hers!~

A little bit about Cassie Shine:
She released her debut young adult novel, Harp's Song in November 2013, finally finishing the short story she started in college...many, many moons ago. She has always been an avid reader and lover of music (yes, she was in the high school marching band). While she has a weak spot for all things teeny bopper especially boy bands, she also loves classical, country, rock and well, pretty much everything. After living in St. Louis for more than ten years, she and her husband packed up a U-Haul and headed west. They currently live in Orange County, California.

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