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The Sound of Light

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  22 reviews
My littlest girl has always been a bit peculiar. It was nothing I could ever put a finger on, but I always knew there was something inside her that made her a different kind of special. A deeper kind.

K'acy's got a light around her, one that'll just about knock you over, especially if you don't see her coming. She's got music in her soul, too. Deep, resonating music that e
Published July 17th 2017
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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 - 4.5 STARS

"Every human being deserves to live— and die— surrounded by too much compassion and grace.”

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Claire Wallis delivers standalone that is captivating and so very well written. K’acy McGee is a musician and aid at an assisted living home. Her love and compassion know no bounds as she falls for the grandson of one of her favorite residents, Evelyn Sinclair.


Adam Sinclair and K’acy McGee share a love for Ms. Sinclair and do eventually fall in love as sometimes …

"the outco
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book with tears stinging my eyes. I've been a fan of Claire wallis , ever since I read Push in 2014. She's taken three years to write another book and it has been well worth the wait.
The main theme of this story is compassion. It runs like the Gold mother vein in this world's dark and traitorous caverns . Compassion , those who have it , are blessed to spread love and sympathy. Such is K'acy McGee. She's an aide in Pine Manor Assisted Living . You cant miss her when you enter its
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Superb writing. Simply mesmerising.

Laura Lee
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Sound of Light
By: Claire Wallis
5 Unputdownable STARS!!!

This is my first Claire Wallis book to read and what a story it was. This story needs 100% complete attention while reading it. The web that is woven in this story is woven so perfectly, that up until the VERY LAST Page, the story is unfolding. I am sitting here right now questioning my ability to give this book total justice with my review because it is JUST THAT GOOD!!! The writing is perfect, the story is one I’ve never read before an
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't at all what I was expecting...

While it was well written to keep the readers interest, the move K'acy's secrets were revealed the more I didn't like the book. The fact that K'acy being could see how someone was going to die right before it happened was an interesting concept (view spoiler). While I feel for those that are suffering, I whole heartedly don't agree with her ac
Jul 17, 2017 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-new-adult
Unique standalone.
Jul 16, 2017 added it
Shelves: arc, dnf
DNF -I was unable to connect this story at all. As always, Wallis' strong voice, solid characters, and imagination seems to flow effortlessly. The prose is beautiful and robust but almost too perfect. It felt as if that was the base of the story. Once I realized the gist of the subject matter, my interest waned considerably. This is a definite matter of it's me, not the author. ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
First posted at Words Fueled by Love.

So this was much different than the previous two books I had read by Wallis. Push and Pull . Check those out too! Where those books started out pretty intense and kept me on my toes, this book is more laid back and chill and had a much slower build. The POV felt a bit all over the place if I'm being honest. It was definitely unique in that it bounces back and forth between the main character K'acy, her dead father George, and various former residents a
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1-nook
Interesting storyline...I really liked the mystical aspect of K'acy's empathy but wasn't too thrilled with the reality. As for Adam's actions, not to happy there either not matter the circumstances. While the story was captivating, I didn't like the message. ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Sound of Light was about the character K'acy who was talented with her StingRay bass guitar who performed with Jerrold in the Crackerjack Townhouse band. She also worked at Pine Manor nursing home a few days a week taking care of patients serving their last days or months on earth.

When K'acy was five years old her daddy taught her how to properly break the
necks of doves they killed at the quarry to end their suffering. Later K'acy would use this peculiar talent to help her patients at the
Kristin  Reads
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was nothing like what I expected. It was deep, it will throw you for some curve balls, it held this beautiful love story that I felt was destiny. There was drama, there was sadness, and there were times that I held my breath.

This is my first book from Claire Wallis, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. You have K'acy who is very different from most heroines I have read. She is gifted, she is kind and her overall character was so much more complex that even I can describe in this re
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Es bonito pero raro. Al principio me confundió.
K' me pareció siempre muy centrada y dedicada a su trabajo. Adam de repente se me hizo muy pesado.
La situación, bueno, tuvo sentido al final, pero hubo cosas que no más no conectaron para mí.
Blake Walker
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I’m seriously wondering if I could write a review worthy of this book. It’s not my typical read but I’m so glad I took the time to give it a chance. It’s beautifully written. One of the best books I’ve read this year! I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this one!
kittykat (Jo Tortitude)
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
4.5 stars. RTF
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very unique and well written story.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very different premise, unique and well worth reading. Loved it!
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Claire Wallis is such a great storyteller. Her characters are always unique and so well developed.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very thought provoking read.
Maria Angie Mendoza
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by this author and I was hooked.
This standalone story is an exceptional story!
The writing was superb, the story gripping and emotional.
The story of K'acy is complex, inspirational and thought provoking.
K'acy has a special gift and how she uses it affirms the power of love and compassion. The choices we make what motivates us to do what we do.
How the story unfolds had me totally absorbed by the words and feeling the emotions the characters were going through.
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Jul 23, 2017
I'm a Claire Wallis fan. I loved Push, it was absolutely epic. So I had very high hopes for The Sound of Light. However, it's been a while and my reading preferences have shifted and I'm reading only 100% contemporaries right now. And maybe this was paranormal, but I'm also not sure if K'acy had some psychiatric issues. I honestly couldn't tell. While the writing was smooth and effortless, the story itself felt like it was in limbo. There was nothing I was itching to get to. I don't mind a simpl ...more
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I was so excited when I heard the news that  Claire Wallis was releasing a new book.  Her debut novel Push was released in the spring of 2014 with the follow up of Pull in winter of 2014.  Both of those novels made my top favorite books of the year.  They were both six star reviews.  The writing was beyond excellent and delivered in quite a different manner than most novels.  The story was delivered from multiple perspectives and POV's that slowly gave the readers an in depth
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Claire Wallis has penned hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles over the last ten years, with science playing the lead role in almost all of them. Now, in addition to writing about rocks, plants, insects, and microbes, Claire also puts human characters in the lead. She is the author of three novels, PUSH, PULL, and THE SOUND OF LIGHT.


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