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Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale Book Cover Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale
Elisa Freilich
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mythology
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: September 10th 2013
Number of Pages: 330
Source: eGalley from Diversion Books

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Haunted by silence, a mute teenage girl is mysteriously given back her voice ... and it is divine. 
Rendered mute at birth, Portia Griffin has been silent for 16 years. Music is her constant companion, along with Felix, her deaf best friend who couldn’t care less whether or not she can speak. If only he were as nonchalant about her newfound interest in the musically gifted Max Hunter. 
But Portia’s silence is about to be broken with the abrupt discovery of her voice, unparalleled in its purity and the power it affords to control those around her. Able to persuade, seduce and destroy using only her voice, Portia embarks on a search for answers about who she really is, and what she is destined to become. 
Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, SILENT ECHO: A Siren's Tale is an epic story filled with fantasy, romance and original music.

About the Author
Raised in rural Monsey, New York, Elisa spent her days reading whatever crossed her path and developing a keen appreciation for the ever-present music in her home – from classical to rock.

After her college years at Boston University, Elisa continued her creative pursuits, working as a junior VP of Marketing at a corporate graphic design agency and, later, as an interior decorator. Eventually, Elisa left the workforce to raise her family, in her now hometown of Englewood, NJ.

When Elisa is not writing, her creative outlets still abound. She is fierce with a set of knitting needles, a hot glue gun and any ingredients that can somehow be fashioned into a sinful and highly caloric babka.

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Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale was an interesting read. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of modern and mythology worlds, and the use of poetry within this novel was thoroughly enjoyable. I have never read another story similar to this!

The beginning of Silent Echo starts with the strange happenings around Portia's birth which teases you as to what is going to be discovered throughout the book. I'm new to Siren's myself and although I'd heard some 'tales' about Siren's being mermaids that lured sailors to their deaths, I really liked the spin on Sirens within Silent Echo as they are bird-related which actually went well with the concept of the Sirens singing beautiful bird-like songs.

The use of song lyrics and poetry in this novel was also welcoming, I haven't read a story involving this element before and I liked to read it aloud and create the poetic rhythm. The Bust-a-move poem/song lyrics mash-up was probably my favourite :-)

My favourite element in this book was the mythology/historic. I'm not a mythology buff so I can't comment on whether it is 'in-keeping' with most sources but for a YA read, I thought it was approached and used well and didn't come across as modernised or overly-simplified for the YA age group. The use of olden English language also helped portray the mythology and historical element well.

Although I did mostly enjoy this story, at certain points I did find the story slow but this was often during the present day chapters and I could possibly contribute this to my enjoyment being more focused on the mythology aspects. I also felt that I didn't warm to the characters in this story and I didn't  certainly didn't feel any strong feelings towards Portia and Max's relationship. I grew to like Felix, Portia's best friend, near the end of the story but I still wouldn't say I was routing for him to win Portia's affections. 

Overall this story was an enjoyable read and the ending has left this story open for an interesting sequel, if considered. I do however also think the ending would make a great open ending for this book if it is a stand-alone novel.  

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