REVIEW: Stolen Songs

Maddison is a survivor. An unstable childhood has taught her to depend on no one but herself, which is exactly how she’s gotten to where she is today. With a scholarship to one of the most prestigious schools in the country, she’s finally able to settle into one location until she graduates. But with foster parents hooked on drugs, Maddison is forced to steal to make ends meet, not only for herself but her foster siblings.

Kingsley is filthy rich. An only child, he lives with a mother who is dependent on alcohol, a father who doesn’t talk to him, and his chef, the only real family he has. His life changes when he overhears Maddison playing the cello. She’s snappy, hot, and wants nothing to do with him, and he’s obsessed. As they spend time together, she begins to lower her guard. She’s everything he needs, everything he wants, and for the first time, he’s able to tell someone about his past. Everything is perfect. Until he ruins it.

STOLEN SONGS is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story of letting go of your past when it means taking hold of your future, finding strength in your mistakes, and giving everything you’ve got to heal the ones you’ve broken.

*CONTENT WARNING: Contains profanity, sex, and drug abuse.(less)

Genre: NA/ Music/ High School/ YA

Series: Standalone

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts: 

Dual POV captivating read so far. While the premise is interesting and fits, I’m not sure the setting is completely right.
I had originally assumed they were in college, freshmen or sophomores at the very least. They’re situations with the exception of Maddy being in foster care. The drugs, parties, drinking, it would have been fitting if they weren’t in high school, it would be just a tad bit more relatable, coke in high school?

Overall I enjoyed it, it was angsty and touching enough to make it worthwhile, too much to go into without giving it all away, I would recommend to my friends. If it were a series I would read the rest.

 

3 Stars

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Top Five Books I Want My Niece and Nephews to Read 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

toptentuesdayNovember 14: Top Five Books I Want My Niece and Nephews to Read 

1.  The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs  Something I remember reading as a kid and even making some of the puppet pigs. It would be something I would love to experience with my young nieces and nephews. Jillian Jigss

2. Something from Nothing  A blanket changes shapes over time, literally making something from the nothing left over from what it used to be. A beautiful story who’s premise resided in my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Paul Bunyan  Pancakes, a tall man and a big blue ox named Babe. But the take away from this…Pancakes!

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4. James and the Giant Peach  A boy, a worm, a grasshopper, a centipede, a lady bug, a lightning bug, and a spider all floating around the world in a peach and landing in NY, need I say more?

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5. Trumpet of the Swan I actually had my two nieces read this book. There was a lesson to be learned and it’s not just that a Swan can learn to play the trumpet. They loved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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