Haunted by silence, a mute teenage girl is mysteriously given back her voice...and it is divine.
"Lyrical and enchanting, SILENT ECHO will resonate in your heart long after you turn the last page. I can't wait for the sequel!" Lorie Langdon, author of the DOON series.
Rendered mute at birth, Portia Griffin has been silent for 16 years. Music is her constant companion, along with Felix, her deaf best friend who couldn't care less whether or not she can speak. If only he were as nonchalant about her newfound interest in the musically gifted Max Hunter.
But Portia's silence is about to be broken with the abrupt discovery of her voice, unparalleled in its purity and the power it affords to control those around her. Able to persuade, seduce and destroy using only her voice, Portia embarks on a search for answers about who she really is, and what she is destined to do.
Inspired by Homer's ODYSSEY, SILENT ECHO is an epic story filled with fantasy, romance and original music.
"SILENT ECHO is a gripping, original read, with a heroine you won't forget. Katniss Everdeenwatch out for Portia Griffin." Erica Wagner, author of SEIZURE
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Raised in rural Monsey, New York, Elisa spent her days reading whatever crossed her path and developing a keen appreciation for the ever-present music in her homefrom classical to rock.
After her college years at Boston University, Elisa continued her creative pursuits, working as a junior VP of Marketing at a corporate graphic design agency and, later, as an interior decorator. Eventually, Elisa left the workforce to raise her family, in her now hometown of Englewood, NJ.
When Elisa is not writing, her creative outlets still abound. She is fierce with a set of knitting needles, a hot glue gun and any ingredients that can somehow be fashioned into a sinful and highly caloric babka.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have only read the first chapter so far yay
This book was a unique and fascinating read that brought a breath of fresh air to the YA Paranormal genre in so many ways. Freilich’s brilliant blend of mythology, legendary characters and reality was so intriguing that I could not pull my eyes away from my Kindle for a single second. It has been a while since I read a YA read with so much depth that was written with such passion and spellbinding intensity. It really can be considered an epic fantasy. Each character was so well defined and I felt like I truly knew them inside out. I knew their hopes and dreams, their fears and failures. I especially have a soft spot in my heart for Felix. He was amazing throughout the book. I loved the bond he shared with Portia, even if the circumstances that brought them together were a little bizarre. Portia was a character with so many layers. With or without her disability she showed a true strength that was born from her soul. She did act a little crazy at times, and it was quite disturbing to read when the evil of the Siren sisters consumed her. This book had it all; the beauty of friendship, love and romance, suspense, magic and mystery. The ending left me wanting more, and I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
In Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale, a teenage girl named Portia who is mute is best friends with a teenage boy named Felix who is deaf. I adore Portia's name and thought their friendship was so cool - they fit together like two pieces of a puzzle. I found it really refreshing to see a teenage girl and a teenage boy such a close relationship without romance being involved. It was quickly apparent that Felix has a crush on Portia, which worried me because I could tell she doesn't reciprocate those feelings. She instead falls for a new student named Max almost instantly from the moment she sees him. I loved Max from the beginning of the book to the end. He's sincerely romantic and musically talented, plus the fact that he's attractive doesn't hurt. One night he even sang Portia a lullaby when she confided to him she's had trouble sleeping due to being plagued by bad dreams! What more could you want from a love interest? Though I knew from the synopsis that Portia regains her voice, I wasn't prepared for how awful she became. At first, she was concerned with Felix's feelings, worried he would feel like she was leaving him behind now that she no longer had her disability. She thought more about his feelings than her own. The next thing I know, she's switching wildly from her usual personality to someone who treats others horribly, and I didn't recognize her anymore. I definitely didn't like her much anymore. At the same time, I knew she was trying to fight the influence trying to take over her body, and that was the only thing about her I found redeeming. The ending was as intense as I thought it would be with so much build-up for it. There's so much to take in, so much happens, that if there hadn't been an epic battle at the end, then it all would have been for naught. Luckily that wasn't the case. I love Greek mythology, and this story takes the mythology of the Sirens in a young adult setting and gives you something new and fresh that made for a great story. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.