Revolution sings in the air when a teenage boy plays illegal, underground music in a dystopian, Corp-controlled world.
*2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee
*2014 ALA Rainbow List nominee
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Atmospheric and emotionally rich, this intense story practically sings with defiance, swaggering like the rock and punk of old. A strong debut from an author to watch."
School Library Journal (starred review)
"The story hums with tension. Plot twists and lots of action make for a riveting read . . . The music seems almost alive, as if it were itself a character."
"Anthem's personal connections to the richly written cast make the character-driven plot sing. Trevayne's debut showcases a creative concept, skillful dialogue and vivid characters."
"Trevayne's debut cashes in on the rebellious appeal of punk rock, but with an emo-laced lyrical quality to Anthem’s first-person narration, she conveniently kills two spiky-haired, black-eyeliner-wearing birds with one stone . . . Coda should appeal to music-loving teens."
“Debut author Emma Trevayne renders a nearly unrecognizable dystopian future with her imaginative world of technological advancements and cyber addictions . . . She skillfully orchestrates the action scenes, and ramps up the stakes of this rebellionincluding a heartbreaking betrayaluntil the very end."
San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review
"With so many dystopian books out there, it’s definitely hard to find one that’s both original and well-written. Coda, however, is one of those books This is a must-read for any YA or dystopia fan [that] stands out in its originality, emotion and real characters.”
"The action is engaging and fast-paced, propelled forward by the authentic and sometimes conflicting interests of its likable cast of characters. . . . The ending is tense and sensational, and readers won’t feel let down by the action."
The Midnight Garden
"Coda has a cool-factor unlike anything I've read. A cyberpunkpart dystopian, part science fictionthriller set in futuristic Manhattan, with the requisite gadgetry, romance, and the added benefit of a rockstar? Sign me up."
“I honestly wasn’t expecting what I got. And that was something truly magical.”
"[T]he rhythm steadily climbs and you only fall more under its spell. By the time the song is nearing its end, there’s only the tempo’s speed and your heart is racing to match the pace of the song because you're wholly invested now. And when it all ends, when the last crash of the drum sounds and the singer drops the microphone, your heart is gargling in throat from all the rioting and fist-pumping you’ve done and you can’t wipe the smile off your face because it was a damn good ride."
"This book is ripe with danger and suspicion, and it highlights the key points of a dystopian setting. The horrors of an oppressive corporation and their corrupt goals, the dreary and dismal setting, the unflinching desire to keep those you care about most safe from harm, the overwhelming search for identity in a world where everyone is forced to be the same, and the discovery of limits, of how far we will go to stay alive."
"A breathtaking debut from a YA author to keep your eye on!”
“This is definitely one book that young adult book lovers will want to read.”
Once Upon a Bookcase
“One of the most amazing dystopian novels I have ever read Simply incredible and a completely wonderful debut!”
Chatper by Chapter
“Nearly every chapter in the novel has something interesting, romantic, plot-twisting or exciting happening. Trevayne is an author that knows how to pull her readers into a story and keep them entertained.”
Midwest Book Review
“[A]” fascinating young adult read for music lovers and science fiction fans, highly recommended.”
Dark Faerie Tales
“[An] amazing story with a unique world, wonderful lyrical prose, and characters that will blow you away.”
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