Nose in a Book Reviews: This Song Will Save Your Life

This Song Will Save Your LifeThis Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4star

Genre: Young Adult

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this one. Once I got into it, I had a hard time putting the book down.

The story is about a teenage social outcast, Elise. She’s shy and hasn’t ever been great at making friends. When her last ditch effort to become popular fails, she doesn’t know what to do and thinks that maybe putting an end to her misery is the right answer. Instead, her cry for help is heard, but her life doesn’t improve much at all until a fateful night when she was out for a nightly stroll when she meets some girls outside of a club. They accept her and eventually befriend her, making her feel like she belongs for the first time in her life. She also discovers a new passion. Djing.

Even as an adult, I could relate to Elise’s feeling of isolation and ultimate desperation for someone to finally notice her. The voice of Elise felt real and honest without being overly cliche like some Y/A books seem to do. Her thought process and actions were realistic to that age without the author having to resort to the overuse of slang and outrageous over-characterizations to show she was a teenager. I really appreciated that subtlety.

WHile the story does broach suicide, it’s not ultimately about that, it’s about figuring out what you love and doing it no matter what.

Just a really lovely story told with simple but powerful prose.

Can’t wait to read more from Leila Sales.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

Stack of books

Top Ten Tuesdays are the mindchild of The Broke and The Bookish blog.

This week, we are looking at books you’d love to see made into a movie or TV show.  Granted, this is in a perfect world where they actually do the book justice in their adaptation to screen.  I am happy to say two of the books I’d love to see, are actually coming to fruition, in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.  While I do wish they’d picked different actresses to portray the main character, I’m still hoping they turn out well.

First up, More/The Guardians series by T.M. Franklin.  

MoreThe Guardians  (More, #2)

I really like this paranormal series and would love to see it made into a TV series.  The suspense and drama I could see drawn out as you’re allowed to explore further into this fascinating world.

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)

Gosh, can you imagine the costumes and makeup for this movie?  I’d love to see them adapt this for the big screen.

Ruthie Knox’s Camelot Series

How to Misbehave (Camelot, #1)Along Came Trouble (Camelot, #2)Flirting with Disaster (Camelot, #3)Making It Last (Camelot, #4)

I think this series would make a fabulous TV show. The Clark family is so fascinating and loveable.  I’d love to see even more of them.

Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Covet

If this could be adapted correctly, it could be a heart wrenching film.

The Beyond Series by Kit Rocha

Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1)

Now I realize this would only be able to be pulled off by Cinemax or HBO, and I know a lot of the sex would have to be cut out, but this dystopian world fascinates me and I’d love to see where the series could take it. The O’Kane Gang would be a fantastic watch.

The Testing series by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing (The Testing, #1)

I think I’m a sucker for a well done dystopian series.  This could turn out to be a fabulous film.

 

The Revenants series by Amy Plum

Die for Me (Revenants, #1)

Another series I think would be spectacular on the big screen.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

The Sea of Tranquility

This heartbreaking, AMAZING Story would be lovely as a movie.

The Lumatere Series by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)

I think that this too would make an fantastic mini-series or TV show. So much drama and intrigue, it could be amazing.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

This would be heartbreaking but could be a wonderful film.

So those are my picks for this week, did any of mine make your list?

I realize I’ve been absent from here, but work was crazy for the last month or so. Hopefully I’ll be back on here with a lot more regularity.

Until then,

Michela