Cinder meets This Savage Song in the harrowing second installment of the Vinyl Trilogy by Sophia Elaine Hanson.
After the traumatic events at the dreaded prison Red Bay, Ronja is hanging by a thread. Whispers trail her through the Belly, carrying rumors of her borderline supernatural voice. Plagued by nightmares and haunted by the memories of those she could not save, she clings to the promise that her gift will soon become the weapon of the Anthem.
When doubt and arrogance cloud the eyes of their once trusted commander, Ronja and her friends are forced to take matters into their own hands. Armed with little more than an idea, they strike out on their own to silence The Music and The Conductor once and for all. But time is running out, and a new threat is stirring within the walls of the city...
The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 Amazon Bestseller Vinyl, Radio delves deep into the twisted world of Revinia, weaving a tale of sacrifice, song, romance, and revolution.
I have no idea where to even begin with this review! I read Vinyl last year and was blown away! I could not figure out how someone came up with the idea of using music as a weapon. It is such a unique idea! I could not wait for Radio to be released and now the day is almost here! 3 MORE DAYS! April 5th is the day you all will be reunited with your anthemites!
"The idea of music being able to travel without the aid of singers was insane enough, but a voice that could counteract it... she was not entirely convinced it was possible herself."
Sophia throws us right back into her musical world and I could not be happier. We get to see all our old favorite friends as well as some new ones! Ronja and the anthemites found a way to fight back. They think they have found a way to finally destroy the conductor.. but will it work? Ronja and her friends are faced with a difficult decision. What would you do if you could make a difference but the people around you were too afraid to try? Would you stand up for what you believe in? or would you accept defeat?
Sophia paints such an amazingly, vivid world for her readers. The words she uses and the way she places them on the page allows us to feel as if we are anthemites ourselves, running around with the characters in the book. These characters are so well thought out! Each has some complex story and background of their own. I love this in a book because it makes the characters real, allowing the reader to have something or someone to relate to. Each character has a super awesome, unique name, which I really enjoy! Once again, I have no idea how she thought of such cool names. Sophia's mind is truly something not from this world. Okay, back to the characters! I love Roark and I will always love Roark! Can you guys say book boyfriend material? Because I sure can! I was excited to meet Mouse in this book. Sophia has been talking about him for some time now, so I was pretty excited when he was introduced. I wish I could sit here and just type about each and every character, but what would be the fun in that? I try super hard not to give away spoilers, so you guys will have to check out the book for yourselves. There are so many surprises throughout this book! I can almost guarantee that once you start reading, you will not be able to stop. That is exactly what happened to me. I picked up Radio and I was glued to it until I was finished.
"My voice is a weapon; Ill use it when I have to." Roark smiled ruefully. "Your voice is an instrument of freedom. It can free you too, if you let it."
The vinyl Trilogy really is a series that does not get enough credit. For some weird reason, this series always kind of reminds me of the Divergent Series. I always find myself thinking... well if the Divergent Series can be that big then why cant the Vinyl Series be that big? I probably compare the two because they are both dystopian reads? But, my point is.... Vinyl is amazing and just as wonderful, if not more, than a lot of big named books out there. Sophia is an Indie author, but her time will come! This girl is going places, I can tell! With a mind like hers it is kind of impossible not to do great things!
Sophia Elaine Hanson is a book writing genius and I can not wait to see what else she comes up with!