Saved By The Music Book Review

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Saved By The Music Author Selene Castrovilla

Saved By The Music

Saved by the Music is a masterpiece who deals with so many teenage problems all wrapped up in the story of a young and lonely girl, Willow, who has led a colorless life throughout her short years, in the shadows invisible to her mother’s eyes. These kinds of situations are the ones you are supposed to be advised upon by your parents; fitting in, having friends, going too far, coping with pain, etc. When you find yourself into one of them, it’s important to know that there are people out there who actually care for your well-being. It’s just a matter of learning to trust to those close to you, in this case Aunt Agatha, and most importantly, to accept you do have a problem. It’s something so hard to do, but not impossible, though it may seem that way.

This book doesn’t really have a huge cast of characters, just a few others besides Willow, Aunt Agatha, Axel and Willow’s mother. I tried not to pick sides, but I failed miserably and I somehow ended up looking forward to Axel’s appearance in every page. He was an interesting character, stunning and also broken, just like Willow, but you had to dig deeper into the story in order to find out exactly what is going on inside his troubled head. Big surprise once you get there.

It’s also obvious just by reading the title that Music has an important role here as well. At one point we can find a beautiful description about music and of how people let it into their lives. That just by listening, you can feel how the music, be it instrumental or lyrical, go deep inside your soul and leave a mark. It says that music is powerful, whether you’re sad, angry or happy, it will be able to ease you, hug you or simply be there for you; and this is what Axel, Aunt Agatha and even Willow can relate to, how they channel their emotions out of their system and face the dark world building up around them through their fears. Actually, I think this is something we all can relate to, and I liked making that connection with the story. I truly recommend it if your looking for an emotional ride.

“And remember, things are only obstacles if you perceive them as such,” – Aunt Agatha


♥♥♥♥ 4/5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)

About the Book:

The last place fifteen-year-old Willow wants to spend her summer is on a run-down former coffee barge, which her aunt is converting into a floating concert hall. In Saved by the Music, Willow thinks she’s alone until she meets Axel, an older teen who lives isolated from the world on the sailboat docked nearby. An unlikely romance sparks as the two grapple with their darkest secrets and bond through shared pain and laughter. It is a summer where music must do more than just soothe the soul.

  • Title: Saved By The Music
  • Author: Selene Castrovilla
  • E-book: 280 pages
  • Publisher: ASD Publishing, LLC

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  1. Sounds like a lot of issues in one book

  2. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I love books that dont have a ton of characters feels more personal when i read. Sounds like a good read.

  3. I would love to catch up with this book as I love reading and I have always loved reding such stories its very interesting though. After reading the review this book is a must read for me.

  4. i love using the kindle for reading. this sounds like an interesting addition to my library

  5. Bailey Dexter says:

    I have never used a kindle yet, bit after reading your review of the book, might just start!

  6. Claudia M says:

    it sounds like a book Mom and Daughter can enjoy . We do not own a Kindle …. so fingers crossed :) thank you for the chance.

  7. Kim Kihega says:

    I’d love to read this book, perhaps on my new Kindle. hint hint :)

  8. Crystal Wonitoy says:

    I think this book would be a great read for my daughter who is 12, and is starting to go through the same sorts of teenage angsts!

  9. Crystal Cryderman says:

    thank you for this wonderful contest! I love reading and have been thinking about getting a kindle!!

  10. I love books that deal with emotions and have that summer thing going for them. Even as an adult, I always find myself rushed back into my youth with YA fiction. I think it serves a nice purpose to show a young girl or boy that there are others they can lean on that are directly invested in their lives if they are willing to open up. My own aunt was that for me. Thank you for sharing the review.

  11. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like these type of books because both me and my teens can read them and interact. Every little bit helps with teenage girls.

  12. Wanda Bergman says:

    I soooo love reading. This book looks like an easy but meaningful read.

  13. Lena N. says:

    I love reading! And so do my children! This book seems interesting and I look forward to reading it.

  14. I’d love to win a Kindle Fire! and this book sounds interesting!

  15. This sounds like it would be a really good book

  16. Cheryl S. says:

    I summer romance teen novel brings back a lot of memories. I would love to have this be the first book I read on a new Amazon Kindle Fire!

  17. Linda S Moore says:

    I would love to win this book for my granddaughter to read after I read it and would want to win the Kindle Fire for my dear sweet sister who wants one so bad but can’t afford it. I love my Kindle Fire and wish so bad that I could get one for her. That would be a great gift for me to give her and would make her so happy too. :)

  18. Elizabeth T says:

    Wow a lot of prizes either one would be great. my son would love the iPod and my daughter wants a kindle but do you have a hard copy book in case we don’t have an e-reader? Thanks for this giveaway.

  19. Danielle Papsis says:

    This sounds like a book even my boyfriend would enjoy reading :)

  20. Ruth chu says:

    this would be a great gift for my son. thank you

  21. Christina Strapp says:

    This would be great to win. I love to read, but haven’t had much time since my daughter was born.

  22. allyson becker says:

    This seems like the type of book that would hold my attention.

  23. Sherry Compton says:

    Good premise that most teens can relate to. The cover looks touching and sweet with sadness mixed in too.

  24. Ellen Anderson says:

    I would love to win the ipod nano! My last ipod was stolen and I have yet to replace it… The Kindle Fire would be lovely as well!

  25. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    This sounds like a book my daughter and I would both enjoy reading.

  26. Ashley Morrissey says:

    I would absolutely love to win this! This sounds like a very inspiring book to read :)

  27. Sherry Compton says:

    The cover is beautiful – simple and sweet. It hides a book that’s tangled in emotion and ups and downs. It sounds like this book has a lot of character development and depth. I think many teens and adults feel the upheaval, and I bet reading this would be easily relate-able to many.

  28. Vera Machado says:

    Seems to be a great book! Great review! Can’t wait to read the book!

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