(Review) The Song of David
The Song of David by Amy Harmon
Publication Date: June 13, 2015
Pages: 260 (kindle)
My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.
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.
Okay, Amy. You've got me.
Though this book could have been stand alone novel, I feel it was a great sequel to The Law of Moses. I loved meeting Tag in the first book and was stoked to get to learn more about him.
Tag's character is definitely one that immediately draws you in. Even in TLoM there was a little part that wanted to know more. We absolutely get that more in this book.
I feel that Tag is more complex and deeper than he might seem at first. There is so much genuine love and caring that you can't help but fall in love with him, even if he's doing something stupid. His narrative was full of big, lovely language that described his love story with Millie. It was beautiful, really, and I loved reading it.
The fact that this book was also narrative by Moses was a lot of fun. I don't think a romance novel has ever been told by two best buds, but it worked. Getting a glimpse of Moses and Georgia was fun, even it the story itself wasn't fun.
I accidentally (okay, purposely) read a spoiler before I started this story and wanted to kick myself. Fortunately, it didn't affect the way I felt about the characters or what I felt while I was reading. Knowing what was going to happen didn't make it better, either.
I loved this story for the same reasons I love The Law of Moses. It was sweet, the characters were humble, and they were real.
Definitely check out Tag's story.
Get your tissues ready.