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Silent Song (Ghostly Rhapsody #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  65 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.

Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.

Paperback, ISBN 9781475184006 / 147518400X, 290 pages
Published June 22nd 2012 (first published May 14th 2012)
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
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At the beginning this book took me by surprise. I started reading it and got confused. I thought is this paranormal? But then when Alice came and heard music it was really interesting way to start the story. Then as the story goes on we meet the characters and the whole story.

Here we have main character Alice. She is popular, good looking girl and she has her perfect circle of friends. Being schoolgirl she spends her days at boring classes a
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I want to give AToMR Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. I have to say that Ron has written such a beautiful book that mixes all the right things together. Love, music and the inevitable fight for the love of your life. Music is such a huge part of people's life because it speaks to them when nothing else does. Music is comfort and for Alice and Kieth it takes them on an adventure of a lifetime.

Alice is the schools Princess. She has her perfect school life and her perfect school fri
Jan 30, 2016 JennRenee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
A beautiful book, an amazing read, a real page turner! I loved everything about the story, the characters, and the writing. I am so happy that I was able to join this blog tour.

Ron C. Nieto created a beautiful love story. The story starts off with what one believes to be a cliché plot, popular girl, outcast boy, falls in love… faces the normal high school drama. After only a few chapters in, one is proven wrong, there is nothing cliché about this love story.
Alice is a popular girl, she has worke
originally appeared on: Bookshelf Confessions

Ok, so I participated in the Silent Song tour a week ago, but it isn’t for review but for a “6 Words Post”. But luckily, the author was so generous of giving me a copy, so I can share this wonderful story with you.>:)

First off, the cover isn’t really that pretty, but it catches any reader’s attention with the rose’s petals and the guitar. It does really speak of the content.

I read the summary, but it didn’t prepare me of what’s inside. I hadn’t eve
Michelle Book Briefs
Wow! This book moved me so much. What a fantastic story. I didn't signed up for this blog tour a few months ago and I haven't read the summary of the book since then. So when I picked up Silent Song to read this week, I couldn't exactly remember what the summary said. As I started reading, I thought it would be just another high school contemporary with a play/drama setting. (and I do love those! I think I mentioned my love of plays in stories in my review of Knee Deep by Jolene Perry) So I was ...more
Talk about taking a well-trodden path and then blazing your own trail! That is exactly what author Ron C. Nieto did when she wrote Silent Song! When one of the school’s most popular girls finds herself hauntingly drawn to the music of the school outcast, who could have known they both would be thrown into the middle of a decades old search for vengeance by a girl long dead. They say music soothes the savage beast, but in the case of Keith’s music, he has awakened the deadly beast of a ghost who ...more
Kristin  Aragon
Jul 18, 2012 Kristin Aragon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-paranormal
I'm not going to lie, when asked by a friend to review a book, I get a little nervous. What if I hate the entire book? Or worse, their writing style? What if I can't connect to the characters (a must for me)? I mean, it would be kind of obvious if I said, "Hey! How 'bout we do a guest post or interview instead of a review?" They would immediately think I hated the book. And I don't enjoy hurting anyone's feelings, especially not my friends. All I'm saying is ... thank goodness I adored everythin ...more
Aug 08, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seemed like the world was against me getting this book started. Every time I picked it up something interrupted me. Once I was able to sit down and read for more than 15 minutes I quickly became engrossed in the story.

At first the story felt like a contemporary romance, with the popular girl finding herself attracted to the school outcast. About halfway through things start to take an interesting turn that had me on edge waiting to get to the next page. The plot was different from anything el
Jul 02, 2012 Sana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Some books are hard to review because they are too dull or drab while others because they are too bloody brilliant. Silent Song falls in the latter category. It made me feel a range of emotions strengthening my connection to the story. Silent Song made me smile in contentment, gulp in horror and it pricked my senses. A beautifully written book, I immensely enjoyed reading it from the get go.

Alice is the girl in high school, she's in the popular crowd. In other words, a princess whose reputation
Autumn Review
Jul 10, 2012 Autumn Review rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a debut novel for Ron C. Nieto and I felt that it was well done. I was interested in participating in the tour for a few reasons. I love music and add in a love story, I'm in heaven.

What I like about the book:
-The history of Alice and Keith's friendship.
-Alice followed her heart, despite what her friends thought.
-The concept of music pulling them back into each other's lives.
-The development of their relationship was endearing and sweet.

The only thing I would say that kept me from ra
Paige Bradish
Jul 05, 2012 Paige Bradish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm what can I say? Silent Song was nothing like I thought it was going to be but I really enjoyed it. Ron C. Nieto took us on a wild ride that was a little story in Alice & Keith’s relationship. To be honest it was such a short story and I want more! In the beginning we followed Alice on her journey of how can I say this stalking the guy she was falling in love with. Which yes was a bit weird I started off thinking is this girl crazy? But I realized that they used to be friends and that sh ...more
Nov 01, 2013 Sapphyria rated it really liked it
Silent Song is classic story of former friends/neighbors/schoolmates becoming estranged and then reuniting later in High School.

Alice Thorne and Keith Brannagh used to be friends when they were younger, then his family moved away. Later on, Keith came back to Alice's school, but he wasn't the boy she remember from her youth. Keith is the gothic kid, complete with black fingernails, that has even been outcast from the goth group. He is socially unaccepted by his peers - all groups.

But Alice has
Karen [Nose In A Book Blog]
Wow! Silent Song was definitely not what I expected... but I mean that in a good way! I admit, it took me a few chapters to really get into the story but once I did, I couldn't stop.I felt like Kevin! (lol) Now, I like to do spoiler free reviews so I can't say too much without giving the plot twist away but I'll see what I can do!

Alice is one of the popular girls at school. She, along with her "friends " Lena and Anna, thinks the most important thing is status. One of the objects of their spite
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
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Silent Song a beautiful book, not the stereotype YA paranormal romance read but still a real page turner!

Ron C. Nieto has written a great love story. The story starts off with the popular girl Alice and outcast boy Keith falling in love with each other. But when they have to work with each other on a school’s play they notice that s
My review will be up on July 4th, as part of the Silent Song Blog Tour =) Don't miss it! *winks
Silent Song is one of those books that you sit down to read and because you are thrown into the story so quickly before you know it you have finished the book. I love it when that happens!

Alice is part of the popular crowd and at times is mean without even realizing it. Alice has that teenage ability to believe that what happens to her matters more than anything in the world so no one else's feelings really matter. But, there is one person she thinks a lot about that should not even be on her ra
Rating: 3/5

Alice is one of the popular kids at her school, she's beautiful, smart and an active member of the theater club which she takes rather seriously. She has everything a girl could ask for, but there's something no living soul knows about: she secretly love the music played by Keith Brannagh, the outcast Goth boy of her school. Every night, she finds herself wandering in his neighborhood, standing outside his window, covered in mud and leaves, listening to the haunting and sad music he p
Feb 14, 2016 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-loved
I loved it. Simple as that. Of course I would like some things which weren’t in the book, like more pages or Keith's thoughts, but, hey, you can’t always have it all, right?

It cached me like from the start, I almost didn’t make it to a date with a friend cause I was so engrossed with the story I lost track of time. Also didn’t notice I had been running the same song background, repeat mode, for almost two hours (I don’t really want to make maths, but the song was 3:30 minutes long, so you tell m
Jul 02, 2012 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto is a very nice and fast read. It tells the story of Alice, who is definitely one of the popular girls at school, but slowly falls in love with that outsider named Keith. The key to this story, and the key to the story of how Alice and Keith find each other, is music. And even though I am always a little concerned when it comes to adding a musical aspect to a book (because words never do music any justice), I really liked this part of the story a lot. I am a person who ...more
When I started this book I wasn't sure what to expect. It had the look of a contemporary romance sort of thing. As I got into it more It grew into something more. Alice's voice is very easy to get into. The writing flows and you could read this book in a couple of hours. I did. It's basically the Popular Girl falling in love with the Nerd boy. And I think that was really well portrayed. They already had a little background connection and then the main tie was music.

It was really interesting to
InD'tale Magazine

Neito writes a unique and fascinating tale while drawing the reader into the world of high school seniors, complete with all the petty jealousies, the in-crowd, the outcasts and, of course, young love!

Read full review in the 2012 Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Oct 16, 2012 emanuela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: june-2012
am I the only one who didn't expect it to be a paranormal book?

however it was a beautiful read for the first half but for the second half I just couldn't really connect with the characters and their love story.
I don't really know how I feel about this. I'm not really sure if I liked it or not.
Oct 21, 2012 J.J. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm... I'm just not sure about this. I don't think I really understood the whole paranormal aspect of the story. It kind of came and went pretty quickly right at the end of the book and I was like, "That's it?!" with the whole resolution of it.
ARC provided by Ron C. Nieto for blog tour hosted by AToMR. Review + Giveaway on my blog tomorrow!
Lis  (The reader lines)
Review comming soon....
Me he quedado en blanco!
amazingly good. review to come...
Cassie McCown
Jul 22, 2012 Cassie McCown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review coming soon...
Leanne Maala
Jun 28, 2012 Leanne Maala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review coming soon :)
Autumn Review
Jun 26, 2012 Autumn Review rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours, review
review to come
Jun 26, 2012 Roshini marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.

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