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Where Song Replaces Silence

2.79  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Raze halts his midnight joy ride to give chase to twinkling lights that appear in the road before him and then lead him deep into a forest, where he falls into another world. There, magic is real, wishes are granted, and no one is considered odd or out of place.

Raze has never fit in anywhere in his own world and uses his angry attitude to keep others at bay and mask his
Published April 22nd 2019 by NineStar Press
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☙ percy ❧
i thought this was going to be a neat premise for a book, but it just turned out to be absurd. let's face it, if faeries tried to reform every wayward human they would have a hell of a job on their hands, and it's not really explained why they picked raze.

the society also didn't seem convincing to me - it irritated me that swearing was considered inherently immoral, and it made the whole of the world seem like the satirical Good Place except it was meant in all seriousness. it also seemed
Moony MeowPoff
Jul 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
I was intruiged by the description on netgalley, i truly was. But I just, i could'nt like the Main Character, he was cussing basically every sentence and behaved like a child who didn't get what he wanted. Nothing interested me, at all. i DNF'ed 26%.
Joyfully Jay
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.75 stars

I feel this story contains some strong parallels to other works I have enjoyed in the way that Rurin’s magical world is underground and the colorful descriptions. As much as I enjoyed these loose similarities, I did feel like sometimes these descriptions of the physical world—it’s appearance and how it worked—were just an exercise in descriptive writing rather than adding important elements to the plots or the characters. All the glorious details about the
Kristin Sledge
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thank you to NetGalley for my ebook ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Raze has lived in the system his while life. He has never felt a sense of belonging; and to make matters worse, anytime he begins to get comfortable in a home something strange happens that rips him away.

He decides to live the life of a loner, convincing himself that nothing can go wrong if he keeps everyone away. One night when he's driving down the road, a figure appears in front of his car. Startled that he struck
Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Raze has never felt as though he belongs in this world. He is constantly angry without being able to pinpoint why and the only thing he loves is his muscle car Rhea. One night, whilst driving along at high speeds, he narrowly misses hitting something in the road. Making a rash decision, he follows this something into the woods, leading to consequences that will make him more angry than ever. Will Raze overcome these consequences and find out who he truly is, or will he continue to be the ...more
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was sent this arc via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

2.5 stars

I didn't hate this but I didn't really enjoy it much either. I think the problem was I read the description and thought I was going to just get more than did. It's a short story about being accepted and finding a home and love which is sweet. Unfortunately I found it very preachy at times especially with the no swearing rule and a lot of what Rurin says to Raze when he is supposed to be teaching him about the world. The
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a beautiful fantasy. I enjoyed the authors writing style and creativity.

Growing up in foster care never knowing his parents, Raze felt like he didn’t ever belong. Strange things would constantly happen, and he was placed in different foster homes until he finally left at seventeen.

“2:59 to 3:00, the witching hour, the night so dark the headlights struggled to pierce the dim and fog”

Thinking he’s about to hit someone he swerves out of the way only to find himself in a game
L. Layale
Titled provided via netgalley for an honest review.

I tried to get into this...I really did. I do like fantasy stories. The writing was definitely different in a good way. It reminded me of a narrator telling the story around a campfire in a way. However, that being said, there was so much detail the pictures were vivid, but that was only in respect to the characters.

The feel for the Fae world introduced in the story I never really grasped enough to picture it in my head. And on top of that, the
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Where Song Replaces Silence by Layla Dorine via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review. I loved fairy tales as a child and still enjoy fantasies today. This book satisfied that interest well. While Raze was not an easy character to like, as his past is revealed, his choices become more understandable. The world within the mound is fascinating, going beyond other descriptions I’ve read elsewhere. I enjoyed the varied inhabitants Raze meets in his time ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
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A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 2 stars out of 5

This was not a story for me. While it was well written the world that Raze ended up in and his and the others actions just caused me to get upset during most of the story. I also couldn’t help but feel the teeny bit of romance was forced and did absolutely nothing for what was happening.

I will admit from the beginning Raze is a jerk but at the same time this wonderful, accepting and peaceful group is sure quick
Jun 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
This sounded so interesting when I requested it on netgalley. But I didn’t realize it is a novella, and I really wish it had been a full-length novel. If there is anything I’ve learned about myself as a reader, it’s that I need time to buy into a story or to feel for a character. This story didn’t have the time it needed for me to believe. As a person who curses quite frequently, I also hated the never-ending “you can’t curse here. Can’t you find better language to express yourself” preachy ...more
It's a beautifully written book about acceptance and discovering who you really are. I also liked the fantasy world the author had created.
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Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley for providing an ebook ARC for an honest review.

Where Song Replaces Silence is a nice, quick read. A total of Six Chapters. It follows Raze, an eighteen year old boy who had made his way through the system before running away at seventeen.

After a near accident with a mysterious creature, he finds himself in an alternative dimension with mythical creatures that live beneath a mound, their magic derived from the Earth’s natural energy. Here he has to answer complex questions
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LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.

Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching