Author: Sarah Beard
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: Expected February 11th, 2014
Paperback: 352 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Aria's life is full of secrets--secrets about her mother's death, her father's cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When Aria meets Thomas, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to defy her father. But when tragedy strikes and Thomas disappears, Aria is left alone to transform her broken heart's melody into something beautiful. Porcelain Keys is a captivating love story that will resonate long after the last page is turned.
Wow, this was a good book. I could not put it down. I almost finished it in one sitting. I loved the story. I was immediately taken by Aria and her life. Thomas was fantastic too. I loved how the author pulled me into the story with subtle hints of what was to come and didn't let go until the end. So many things happen to her and those around her, you can't help but read all night. I know I have read a good book when I read it quickly, have tears in my eyes at some point and have a smile on my face at the end.
5 out of 5 stars. Perfect debut for Sarah. I will eagerly be awaiting more from her.
About the Author
Sarah Beard is the author of Porcelain Keys, a YA contemporary romance. She has a degree in communications from the University of Utah and splits her time between writing and raising three energetic boys. She is a cancer survivor and a hopeless romantic. She enjoys reading and composing music, and lives with her husband and children in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can follow Sarah on Twitter @authorsarahB or Facebook. Her website is www.sarahbeard.com.
"Emotionally rich, elegant description, beloved characters--Sarah Beard delivers a fresh, new novel that will go on my list of classics." --Stephanie Fowers, author of With a Kiss.
"Aria is a heroine worth rooting for, and the plot is an emotional melody that weaves a spell so potent, it can only be broken by reaching the end. And even then, I couldn’t stop thinking about Aria and her story." --Heather Frost, author of The Seers Trilogy
"Emotionally gripping, this beautifully crafted young adult romance will pull at readers’ heartstrings from tragic beginning to happy ending. A must-read for fans of contemporary romance, both young and seasoned. " --Julie Ford, author of Replacing Gentry
"Porcelain Keys is a fresh, heart-wrenching take on boy-meets-girl. Using fantastic and musical imagery to tell the poignant love story of Aria and Thomas, the author leads thereader to a swelling crescendo as if we're part of the song—and what a beautiful song it is." --Cindy C. Bennett, author or Geek Girl and Rapunzel Untangled
"A lyrical love story that will leave your heart singing. Porcelain Keys is a masterpiece with emotional depth, young love, and family angst. Beard takes us on a journey of self- discovery, second chances, and ultimately, sweet resolution." --Heather Ostler, author or The Siren's Secret
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