Dark Song

Dark Song

by Gail Giles
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Dark Song by Gail Giles

Mark said he heard the dark song when he creeped houses. The song the predator's heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey. I heard it now. Mark said it had always been in me. Lurking. Waiting for me to hear.

Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. Now, all she has is Marc. Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who owns a gun collection. And he'll stop at nothing--even using his guns--to get what he wants. Ames feels her parents have betrayed her with their lies and self-absorption, but is she prepared to make the ultimate betrayal against them?

In this controversial novel about a good-girl-gone-wrong, Gail Giles returns to the fast-paced, chilling writing that attracted so many fans to What Happened to Cass McBride?.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316121842
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 534 KB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gail Giles is the acclaimed author of several novels for teens, including Shattering Glass, What Happened to Cass McBride?, and Right Behind You, all of which received numerous starred reviews, state awards, and teen choice selections. She lives in The Woodlands, TX, and you can visit her at www.gailgiles.com.

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Dark Song 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is twisted and dark but in a good way. I would absolutely recommend this book!
jnptz More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a few hours. Could not put it down. This is definately my favorite Gail Giles book. I definately recomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay the book was kinda good but.... ugh no words. I was espically annoyed with the ending and i hated her parents and mark was a little crazy...i would suggest reading this but don't expect much from it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keept mereading i till it was done...i absolutely loved it ye the guy wa creepy but it wa still cool....really good read in four hours
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reading2alba More than 1 year ago
OK...this is OFFICIALLY the one that will mark me this whole 2011 Ames...I started identifying with her character A LOT...not that my life came tumbling down like in a second like hers...but sometimes...how she feels...all along the book...took me by surprise and left me breathless since the beginning of the book. Ames is the typical girls who has it all...and maybe more than ALL...but didn't know that until she looses all! then comes the big bomb. Her "perfect" family wasn't that perfect after all...she founds herself falling and falling down...sinking on this feelings where there's only her BF Em and her against the world...and later...it seems that's just HER against the world(by world I mean her parents) then OF COURSE! she meets Marc and suddenly everything's not so bad as it seems...she pretty much anchors herself to him...and when there was sadness and loneliness now she got a sort of happiness:S and she's not lonely nor alone anymore...or at least that's what she thinks...but then...when she thought nothing....NOTHING AT ALL COULD GO WORST OR IDK she finds out that she has the life of her whole family on her hands...what she decides from there on...is up to how she feels...since her mom and dad treat her like a servant and even her little sister is starting to notice that Ames might not be so good underneath after all... will she answer to the call that this dark song inside of her plays?? or will she turn her back on the only person that has made her feel safe, loved and most of all IMPORTANT to the world? A COMPLETELY MUST READ!! DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T READ THIS BEFORE!! IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF MY TIME...A COMPLETE PIECE OF ART THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WONDERING IF THERE'S A SONG A REALLY DARK SONG OUT THERE FOR YOU TOO...if I could gather all this book in one single picture...I'll definitely have it hanging in my bedroom walls! Gail Giles is a genious! 5/5 Este libro se hizo inmediatamente uno de mis favoritos, me encanta que Gail abarco uno de los mayores problemas que se viven en las familias actualmente---cuando tu familia y tus amigos pierden la confianza que les tenias. Tienes que encontrar algo o alguien en quien apoyarte y Ames lo encuentra en Marc...cuando te sientes sola es cuando encuentras lo mas oscuro de ti y Ames encontro su cancion oscura en este libro...
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Sweet-Kat More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a little strange but other than that it was a great read. Maybe if the main character was a little older than she was it probably would have been even better. But I am sure that this book did reflect everything that is happening in real life all over the country.
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La_Femme_Readers More than 1 year ago
After I finished Dark Song, I had mixed feelings. It was dark and edgy, but not as much as I'd liked. Gail introduced a delightful, rich, and happy family in the first couple of chapters. A bond between parents and children that was respected and envied. Despite that, there is always a crack of imperfection behind closed doors, which proved correct in Ames's household. In a blink of an eye, they went from riches to rags. There super dad sold out his family and caused them to move to Texas. Everything she once knew didn't exist anymore. Her parents continually argued and treated the children like crap. I felt like each person in this novel had something wrong with them, except for Ames's little sister, Chrissy. Ames went from being a flawless daughter to a spoiled, lost girl who sought attention from all the wrong places. The father turned into a belligerent, alcoholic and the mother shut down and became a self-centered person who didn't have time to console her kids. They definitely made my family look like saints. Ames was an interesting character. I didn't know if I should like or hate her. At times, she was sarcastic and funny while sometimes, I wanted to slap her. On the other hand, Chrissy was the most adorable little girl. She might of been too young to understand, but she was the only sane one. While trying to get their lives straight, Marc a guy from the neighborhood started helping Ames's family out with renovations. This was when my blood started boiling. His aura was shady and dangerous. From carrying guns to violent outbursts, I knew he was bad news. Ames and Marc started hanging out and that's when the story turned for the worst. I didn't really understand Ames anymore and was shocked to see the secrets that unraveled at the end. It left me stunned and horrified. However, I wish Gail would of built their relationship more instead of rushing it. Overall, the plot held my attention throughout and piqued my interest in the characters. I always wanted to know what was going to happen next which was a great quality in Dark Song.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally insane!!!! this author is an exceptional writer. Shattering Glass is equaly as twisted & mind blowing as this one.
HungerGamesPerson More than 1 year ago
I recived the book DARK SONG in advanced readers copy and i wasn't happy. the book for the the first 100 pages was good but then it took a wierd turn. they moved to texas and the guy mark was very wierd. it was wierd; about him. if the auther would have left him out it would have been better.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of Gail's that I have read and I am now hooked! My advice is to make sure you set aside ample time to read the entire book because once you start, you won't stop until every last word is read. Young Adult fans everywhere have to read Dark Song.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
"It felt dangerous. I found something dark in me that sang. I wanted to listen. Maybe I wanted to sing, too." Fifteen-year-old Ames has been betrayed. Her whole life she has been one of the rich kids, until her father runs her family's life down the drain with his stupidity. Now, her life is spiraling downwards. Her mother is freaking out and taking her worries out on everyone else, and all her father seems to be able to do is drink. The only levelheaded one in the family is Chrissy, who happens to be six years old. They are now living in a hellhole somewhere in Texas, and Ames is constantly being yelled at, worked to the bone, or getting very close to being smacked around by her parents. But in Texas, she also has Marc. Marc is 22 and exactly the type of guy who Ames' friend, Em, would go for. Now that Ames has this different life, she decides she could be dangerous like Em. Right away, Marc says he's going to protect her, that he doesn't like the way she's being treated by her family. When he's at her house one day and says he's got a gun, it excites her. But she doesn't realize the trap that she is quickly being pulled in to. This book was one of those page-turners. I finished it in about a day. The first half focuses on Ames' family falling apart because of her father, and the second part details their new life in Texas and Ames' obsession with being a bad girl. As soon as Marc showed up I got a bad feeling, but of course that was to be expected. I definitely wasn't expecting DARK SONG to end the way it did, but I liked the ending. If you're looking for a fast-paced, drama-filled read, then this is definitely the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i think its stupid