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Posted August 26, 2012
"Arthur said he'd come back when we needed him. How bad does it
have to get?" Every devotee of Arthurian lore knows about the
legend of the Seven Sleepers. Countless writers have ventured to tell
their own versions of how Arthur came to rest in a hidden mound where he
lies yet. What I have never encountered before, is a story that tells
about what happens when The Once And Future King really does wake up.
And how amazing it is! The plot: This book was disruptive to my sleep
patterns on account of the fact I couldn't pry myself away from it. I
stared at my iPhone for hours as if my life depended on it, my eyes
racing over the words, aching to know how the story would end. It
follows Maddie, a young girl trying to adjust to having her life
completely uprooted and moved from vibrant London to a tiny village in
the country. At a posh private school, she meets Eddy Doforni Moon in
her history class. Eddy is awkward, mocked, gorgeous, stunning, of
unknown origins. It turns out, Eddy has lived once before and there's
more to Maddie's amazing talents as a swimmer than just athletic
ability. As an illicit attraction between them grows, they learn that
another power from Arthur's day, a power wishing him ill, has also
survived. And they must defeat it before it defeats them. The
characters: Maddie was one of those characters I could get mad at and
cheer on at once. While she's got a bit of a temper and can be a bit
over-worried about her social status in the beginning, she does admit
when she's wrong and fights when she has to. I adored her from early on
and my heart leapt and plunged as hers did. She was a perfectly crafted
heroione! Eddy. Oh, it's impossible not to love Eddy! Brave,
unassuming, and loyal, he's the guy every girl'd love to meet. But he
wasn't cookie-cutter perfect, either. No, he has flaws and that makes
him all the more adorable because it proves he's still human. I relished
watching how the tale of Arthur's rise was repeating itself in a
21st-century style, complete with the popular foster-brother and
everything. The next book in this series, ROCK ANTHEM, is way up there
on my to-read list. I am very eager to know how Arthur's second lifetime
will work out and I am especially concerned about Guinevere turning up.
(No offense, Guin. But you had your shot and you blew it.) Conclusion?
I BLOODY LOVE THIS BOOK!!! If you haven't read it, you must do so now. =D
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Posted January 28, 2013
Maddy has just moved from the city to her grandmother’s home. After her grandmother passed away, it has become Maddy and her mother’s responsibility to take care of the bees. Maddy is enrolled into a private school and feels out of place with her poorer appearance compared to the other students. But as she starts fitting in, she realizes there is more than meets the eye to the school.
Fellow student Eddy Moon is the adopted child to one of the Four Horsemen, four rich guys that seem to monopolize everything. Eddy gets the short end of the deal and works more as a servant than an accepted brother. But there is something special about Eddy. Maddy is drawn to him even though Eddy tries to stay away from her.
But Maddy is about to get more adventure than she wanted when she learns about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This is not merely a story, this is happening right now and both Eddy and her have a key roll to play.
I really liked this story. I admit that I’m not big on the King Arthur story so I went into this relatively blind. But I am not interested in reading about King Arthur. I liked how Maddy believed in Eddy even though no one else did.
I admit that I was a bit irritated by Maddy with how fast she could accept Eddy’s past but just couldn’t accept he role in the story. Beyond that, I think this is a great story. I can’t wait to read the next books in this series.
This is a great young adult novel that I think anyone would like. If you like King Arthur you will like this more.
I received this book for free and offered to review it for the author.
Posted July 15, 2012
Song to Wake to is an interesting take of the King Author mythology. I enjoyed reading Song to Wake to, it kept me guessing what was going to happen next and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended. The characters Maddy and Eddy felt like everyday teens just living their life. They were relatable and interesting. J.D had me guessing throughout the novel. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next or who I should be keeping a close eye on. I really enjoy the King Author stories (huge Merlin fan here) and it was nice to see a YA story that branched out into something new and J.D did a wonderful job at doing it. I can’t wait to see where book 2 takes us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.