REVIEW: THE SONG OF DAVID by Amy Harmon

Posted July 7, 2019 by MeliMel in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Reviews / 0 Comments

REVIEW: THE SONG OF DAVID by Amy Harmon

THE SONG OF DAVID

Publisher: Amy Harmon

Series: The Law of Moses, Book 2

Release Date: June 13, 2015

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** This book is a STANDALONE novel featuring characters that were introduced in The Law of Moses. It is not a sequel, but it is a spin-off, and it is recommended that The Law of Moses be read first.**

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

♥ ♥ ♥ 4.5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“I watched Millie because she fascinated me. She was a brand new species, an intoxicating mix of girl and enigma, familiar yet completely foreign. I’d never met anyone like her, yet I felt like I’d known her forever.”

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The Song of David tells the story of David “Tag” Taggert. If you have read The Law of Moses then you will be familiar with who David is. This story is about Tag being mysteriously gone and no one knows where he has gone to. Moses receives a call from the young woman Tag fell in love with named Millie. While Moses tries to find Tag, we end up finding out how Tag came to fall in love with Millie.

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“The most intimate things we can do is to allow the people we love the most to see us at our worst. At our lowest. At our weakest. True intimacy happens when nothing is perfect.”

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The story was told in a very original way. It was told in Moses and Tag’s POV. I will admit that at first I wasn’t too fond of having Moses’ POV because I didn’t understand how he could help tell Tag and Millie’s story. But as the story progressed I found it really grew on me, and was necessary to know what going on in the present. As well as having Tag’s POV through his audio recorded tapes that he had left Millie about their past. I was actually looking forward to the recordings because I loved reading how the relationship between Tag and Millie progressed. Millie is blind, but she was strong and confident of herself. I really liked that about her. She was also a dancer at Tag’s bar and took care of her autistic brother Henry, who also took care of her.

The story was written very beautifully. It did take me a while to get into it, but once I did, I couldn’t put this down. I loved Tag, Millie, and Henry. It was very sweet and at times heartwarming. I liked their story but it also had a very sad tone to it, I just knew something bad was going to happen next. My emotions were everywhere while reading it. I got so freaking teary eyed and emotional, I just couldn’t help it. I really connected with these characters and felt all of their pain, and their happiness. By the end, I was glad to have Moses’ POV for giving us a deeper insight as to who Tag is. I also really loved Henry, he added so much to the story and made my heart melt at how much he cared and loved wholeheartedly.

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“If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.”

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There were some issues I had with the book, like the pace of it sometimes felt a bit slow. And the tone might have been too sad for me. I was almost wishing for something happy to happen. I also don’t know what to make out of that ambiguous epilogue. I liked the way the book ended, but then that epilogue totally confused me. Overall, it was a really wonderful story and a bit of an emotional roller coaster. It was told in a very unique fashion which I ended up really liking. I loved all of the characters and enjoyed reading about how the romance between Tag and Millie grew. Amy Harmon is quite the awesome storyteller. If you enjoyed The Law of Moses then you should definitely give this book a read.

Meli Mel’s REVIEW of The Law of MosesHERE

Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story.

Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written five novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue, Making Faces and most recently, Infinity + One.

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