At birth the citizens of Revinia have metal singers installed into the base of their skulls at birth. These machines produce a hypnotic auditory called The Music. The music keeps each person malleable and emotions flat. In the outskirts of the city lives 19 year old Ronja, who struggles to support her family and disabled mother. When a chance encounter leads Ronja to being taken by a resistance group, the metal singer is removed. She starts to revel in her newfound freedom but not long before everything unravels and consequences of her disappearance occur.
This is a fun dystopian/steampunk type setting. As you read along, you find yourself immersed in an imaginative, emotion felt, fantasy world. All characters are refreshingly real and feel like you could have known them all your life. The emotions felt are so raw. From the hardship and suffering to the light hearted romance, you hold on. This had such a strong one of a kind premise. The world building is great! It starts out slow enough just for you to get the back story and then it takes off by the seat of its pants. There is so many deep underlying themes and messages in this book. The author does a great job of sliding them into the story. The action was non stop and you are brought to a halting end that makes you needing book 2 immediately! 5 stars from me. Thanks to the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.
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