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(Vinyl #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  36 reviews
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
Paperback, 356 pages
Published April 5th 2017 by Calida Lux Publishing
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Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Sophia, you did it again!

This book was the sequel to Vinyl I was hoping for. I got sucked into this world again and it made me want to re-read the first book instantly.
Do you know this, when you’re reading a book and you’re just flying through it cause everything just makes sense and you don’t question things?
This whole concept with the music is a very unique one, I think I said that before. I haven’t read anything similar to this. It’s making me appreciate the fact that I’m (usually) ab
Sophia Hanson
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
With release day (4/5) drawing nearer, I thought I would share my thoughts on Radio, my third book baby. It is perhaps the most difficult project I have ever worked on. I was blown away by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Vinyl, and am grateful every day for my incredible readers. That being said, when you HAVE readers, people who care about your characters as much as you do, it adds a whole new level of pressure! I hope I have done them justice. I hope you enjoy the next chapter in the s ...more
Jay G
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Want to see my thoughts on the first book, VINYL? REVIEW HERE:

This is the sequel to Vinyl, so I don't want to give a synopsis and give anything away... but I will say that SOPHIA HAS DONE IT AGAIN - BREAKING MY HEART ALL OVER AGAIN.

If you guys have been following me for any amount of time this past year, you know I am IN LOVE with Vinyl, it bein
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"Fear, pain, guilt...they don't make you weak Ronja. They make you human."

Once again Sophia has destroyed my heart and soul.

This book was everything I wanted it to be. The writing was so beautiful. The new characters were amazing. This book was just absolutely phenomenal. I knew I was going to love it just by the cover (which, not going to lie, I could stare at for hours, that's how much I love the cover). Sophia did not disappoint in the sequel to Vinyl.

Sophia has a knack for crafting senten
Grace Messimer
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received an ARC from Sophia in exchange for an honest view. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Anybody who knows me knows that I love Vinyl. I love the characters, the plot, the worldbuilding. And I’ll admit I was a bit nervous for Radio - the second book of a trilogy really makes or breaks the series.But let me say that Radio didn’t disappoint. I found it just as good, if not better, than the first book, and anyone who liked Vinyl will love this.

The characters of Radio are just as gre
Kaylin Beach
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Maham Farhan
Oct 13, 2016 marked it as to-read
Ahhhh. Just look at that gorgeous cover!
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. That doesn't affect in any way my thoughts on the book. I'll always give my honest opinion, like it or not*

**The review itself may contain minor spoilers**

I'm writing this review with the pieces of my broken heart. I don't know why Sophia isn't more popular because her books, both Vinyl and Radio, deserve to be read by everyone. In comparison with Vinyl, Radio was slower, but that is what made this book so darn awesome. The way Sophia wri
Jo Painter
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well, where do I even start with this? It was phenomenal. A fantastic sequel to Radio! I sped through this in about two days and once I had put it down I honestly thought to myself, "Sophia needs to teach me her writing magic!"

*WARNING this review contains some spoilers*

Let's begin with the pacing of the book. It was blissful to read and I found myself flicking through the pages with no trouble at all. It slowed down in all the right paces and picked up when it needed to, ending with a great bu
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is truly remarkable! As someone who has read her fair share of dystopian books, I didn't think I'd ever find another series to read in that genre - but I was wrong! This world is unlike other dystopian books because it has diverse characters, lyrical imagery, and a completely unique world where music is used as a way to gain control. It's set in a steampunk-esque world, and the author does an excellent job weaving her words to really paint a picture of where the story takes place. Mo ...more
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Again, Sophia sucked me in. I am not surprised how easy it was to fall back into Revinia after so long, and I am so excited to finish this world with Siren next year. The writing is fast paced yet elegant and new characters were immediately like old friends (or enemies). A must read. Siren cannot come soon enough!
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Final Rating: 4.75/5⭐s
Britney Wolfe
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Yay! I have been waiting for this for months now, and I was not disappointed. I plan on writing a more detailed review soon. Two thumbs up from me :)
Jessica (JessicaReads)
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one so much more than the first! All of the issues I had with the pacing in Vinyl were gone in Radio. I even started to feel something for the characters! Radio went in a direction I so was not expecting and now I can't wait to jump straight into Siren, the final installment in Vinyl trilogy.
Jodi Payne
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: twenty-nineteen
Death seems to have trouble keeping up with Ronja Zipse. This book was so captivating from the beginning to end nothing short of perfection. I don’t like giving spoilers because I believe people should go into books not knowing much. { it’s all about the surprise }
Fans of six of crows Duology ~ ur gonna wanna read this

Siri play Walking the wire by Imagine Dragons
Jessie Smith
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have never bought a book so fast. I feel as though the story is a bit, plain but I absolutely love it still. The characters are well developed and the literary devices used make the story even more amazing and interesting. All I can say is keep up the amazing work! Can't wait to read the next book.
elle ✨ pembcrley
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Now that I've had a chance to actually process this book ... let's talk about Radio.

I was eager to read this book after finishing the first one of the trilogy, and it did not disappoint. Questions from the first book were answered, and new ones left in it's wake. New characters that were introduced fit right in among the old, and I never felt like I was being forced to accept the new characters or like them more (or less) than the original gang.

This series makes me nostalgic for The Host by Step
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for this book for all my entire life, if this is possible. Since I started reading with a conscience I always loved sci-fi saga. Radio and the Vinyl trilogy are what I was hoping to read one day. I was enchanted by Vinyl and Revinia's world and I couldn't have imaged what was waiting for me in this stunning sequel. Plot twists, fights, love, betrayals, music (not just what you can think about!), all written with such grace and talent that brought my mind in an almost real and t ...more
Racheal Kisner
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had been anxiously awaiting for this sequel for quite some time and I was not disappointed, nor did I expect to be. I fell back in love with the characters I cheered for in Vinyl and this book exceeded my expectations. Sophia's parlance is truly a work of art; I have a habit of falling asleep while reading but the vivid imagery and diction kept me turning the page. Thank you for another astounding novel.
Cheri Sweeney
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This novel is even better than the first in the series. It tugs at your heart strings. It demands your full attention and you won't be able to put it down. You can see the growth the characters have made since the first book, and how the relationships they have formed have changed. I have very high hopes for the last part of the trilogy. This story is such a beautiful piece of writing and the characters are phenomenal. Five stars for sure!
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!!
Lissa {rabidreadings}
Returning to Revinia and these diverse characters was long over due. The makeshift family of rebels and misfits is really what drives this series; Sophia writes characters superbly, they are so real I can clearly imagine each and every one of them in my head. I honestly think if there is any lasting harm done to my favourite Anthemites by the end of this trilogy I will toss the books over a bridge to symbolically drown my feelings (and the quickly buy new copies to replace them in my library). R ...more
McKayla DeBonis
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sophia continues to shock me! I am absolutely in love with this series and I don't know how I'll survive until Siren is released next year! Ugh!
This series would be amazing to see on screen too. I simply am craving more. I highly recommend reading the whole series! Packed with so many twists, the read always keeps me on my feet.
Jessica Marie
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars

.'..For Henry.
...For Cosmin and Georgie.
...Her family, her Anthem.
..."I'm ready."'

I would, first and foremost, like to put a trigger warning on this book for: torture, violence, gore, trauma, and PTSD. If there are any other triggers you manage to find in this book that I haven't mentioned, let me know, and I will add them!

Radio is the sequel to Vinyl by Sophia Elaine Hanson, and it was gorgeous and glorious; just the action-packed dystopian that I needed to get me through the
Marlene Angelica
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ryley (Ryley Reads)
Thanks so much to the author for providing me with a copy of her book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

I got the opportunity to read the first book in this series, Vinyl, around this time last year and I really enjoyed. This series is dystopian, but I found it was different from other dystopias I have read. The genre is so bogged down but I think Hanson is able to make this series stand apart.

I will just quickly say, while this review will be spoiler-free-ish for book two
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I’m excited to talk about this because the first one ended up becoming one of my favorite books/series. It’s a dark, dystopian/steampunk type novel where the characters are being mind controlled by music through implants in their ears. There’s a society of rebels who have managed to take these implants out and live in hiding who are working to rid their society of their corrupt leader. The first book followed Ronja, who was taken in by the rebels – the Anthem – and went through a whirlpool of e ...more
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5! I had some issues with Ronja’s temperament but that’s more a me issue than a bad writing issue (Ik where they’re coming from but I’m also a much more level-headed person and when characters have a short temper I’m like gosh do you really have to beat someone up for it? Can’t you like, find a punching bag? Take some deep breaths? Etc?) Otherwise the book was near perfect! I flew through it! It did have a little drag towards the middle when we were waiting for something to happen but Hanson k ...more
Rachel Pearcy
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
After the events of the first book I was excited to see where Hanson and her writing would take us with Radio. I loved seeing her characters again, watching them deal with the effects of Red Bay and what it had done to their bodies and minds. I loved Evie and Iris still being a key part of the story as they are absolutely my favorite couple. I found the pace of this book to be a little lagging compared to Vinyl, but the twists that are uncovered are much more dramatic and unexpected which more t ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone

If you would like to see all my thoughts on this book, be sure to check out the review on my blog:

But here is a snippet and overview of what I thought:

Overall, another perfect book from Sophia. A book that captures you and keeps you reading until there isn't anything left. A book that is perfection in so many ways. This book has writing that draws you into the world of the rebellion, a plot that keeps you wanting more and a cast of characters that feel like fami
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