A review by Maria.
I received a copy of Sing For Me from author Gracie Madison to review for her book blog tour. I would like to thank the author for allowing me to review her book.
Madeline is a Choir, one of the highest and most sacred sects of angels. She and her guardian, the demon-hunter Damascus, are hiding on earth among the mortals. Madeline is a soprano for a theatre group and spends her time amidst costume alterations and one terrible prima donna. Her voice is intense when she sings, has the power to shatter glass and can even kill. She is forbidden to use her voice at full potential and must tamper her emotions to keep herself under control. This includes all emotions, even love, which is forbidden to those of the Choir.
This book was very well written and thought out from the steps of the angel hierarchy down to the demons. I enjoyed the different take on angel/demon mythology. When one of Madeline’s human friends, Natalie, encounters her secret, readers are introduced to Madeline’s world at the same time.
Natalie is a lovable character and her banter with demon hunters Shiloh and Tyre totally steals the show. I loved these three characters and their exchanges. I couldn’t decide who I liked more with Natalie since she had great chemistry with both Shiloh, who was funny, and Tyre, who was the serious one. I can only hope these three get more time in the next book!
But not everything was fun and games. Madeline fled heaven because it wasn’t safe, but then she and Damascus discover something is hunting down and killing members of the Choir and all five characters must race to save her life. Further complicating things are Madeline’s feelings for Damascus.
I enjoyed the fact that it is forbidden for demon-hunters and a member of the Choir to be in love. It made the romance very star-crossed and entertaining. Also, knowing that they would be killed if they touched each other added another level of thrill and excitement to the romance, making Damascus and Madeline’s passion for each other extremely hot.
This book had a ton of action, romance, and comic relief and was full of surprises. I couldn’t put it down from start to finish and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series!
Rating: 4/5 stars.
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Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm’s forbidden power.
As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.
The demon-hunter Damascus vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.
Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.
About the Author:
Gracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing…if it were socially acceptable. Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie’s dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world. When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.
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