A silent call for help began the friendship between two children. A bond unlike any other kept them together.
Finn was just a kid when he first heard Snow’s voice inside his head, two children in need of a friend and finding one in mysterious strangers. Never meeting in person, the pair grows up as opposites – Finn the boy who loves to get in trouble and works for the toughest drug lord in town, Snow the good, sheltered girl who wants to be a doctor.
The bond built upon a strange ability to hear each other’s thoughts is threatened when Snow is abducted, her screams for help consuming Finn’s mind until they disappear completely, submerging him in a terrifying silence he’s never known before. Now it’s up to Finn to save her, led only by Snow’s sporadic thoughts as she floats in and out of consciousness.
But the search for Snow leads him to a truth he isn’t prepared to face, a truth that has the power to unravel his entire world. The people he thought he knew, the life he thought he’d made, the best friend he thought he could protect – all point toward a brutal reality should he fail.
And as Finn struggles to find Snow before she slips away, he must fight to keep that reality out, lest he let the chaos in.
Title: The Silent Sounds of Chaos
Author: Kristina Circelli
Published: May 19, 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller
From the very first page, this book latched on to me, and didn't let go until the last beautiful and heartbreaking sentence. The idea that fate brought together two kids who needed a friend is hard to resist.
Though I mentally scolded Finn throughout for not trying harder to escape his miserable life, and to let go of his pride to accept help, knowing I sounded as motherly as Snow, I was still connected to him. I ached to reach through the pages and save him myself because Finn simply wanted a world where he was strong enough to fight back. I admit I cried a couple of times throughout this book.
Finn was mean where Snow was sweet, tough where she was soft. They were complete opposites, yet they needed each other desperately, and their friendship grew to a point where Finn felt lost and empty without feeling her in his head. Destiny, through their connection, had given him a gift to hear her thoughts and feel all her wonderful emotions. I kept hoping that she would open up to him, to let him get to know who she really was so that they could one day meet in person.
Circelli takes us on an emotional roller coaster with twists and turns that I never expected. This is an extremely well written book. Some... no, many books are forgettable; however, I can honestly say that this story will stay with me for a very long time. Like Finn's city, this book is beautiful, melancholy, and astounding all at once. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone with a heart.
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About Kristina Circelli
Kristina Circelli is the author of adult and YA fiction novels. A descendent of the Cherokee nation, Circelli holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of North Florida. Currently, she works as both a copywriter and creative writing professor, in addition to writing her own novels.
Her latest series, The Whisper Legacy, is steeped in the spoken narratives of Native American lore, and is at once a gripping story of a father's love and his search for redemption as well as a written record of a Nation's belief system. Part adventure, part myth, and altogether riveting, this series from Kristina Circelli signifies the emergence of an important voice in Native American literature.
Circelli currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband, Seth, and cat, Sir Whisky Sour.