Title: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews
Release: 7th June 2018
Synopsis: Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence. When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?
One of my most anticipated debut novels of the year is here, and what a perfect emotional rollercoaster it is.
I’ve been a fan of Cait ever since I first discovered her blog, PaperFury, a couple years ago. She inspired me to create my own blog, so reading her first book was completely surreal. I couldn’t be happier for her, and I couldn’t be more honoured to have gotten the opportunity to read an e-ARC of it.
This book is beautiful from the first page until the last, and made me want to re-read it all over again the moment I finished it. I couldn’t stop writing down quotes that stood out to me.
The writing style is brilliant and flows so well. Cait writes almost poetically, and very reminiscent of authors such as Tahereh Mafi and Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve always loved how their writing completely captivates me and immerses me into the world of the novel, and this did exactly that.
I felt every emotion that Beck went through, and also found so many moments where I related to him, sometimes in ways I never expected. The relationship between Beck and his mother was so raw, and so emotional I was actually in awe of how skillfully their scenes together were written.
Each character had such wonderful development, and I loved following the relationship of Beck and August. It was so pure and honest, and Cait’s writing honestly made me cry so many times because I just loved how everything worked together so well.
The ending was everything. I didn’t know what I was expecting but it definitely exceeded that and more. It was perfection, and although it ruined me – it fit with the story perfectly and you can tell just how well thought out the plot of the book was. I had such a long book hangover after it, and I’m still not okay now!
A Thousand Perfect Notes is one of my favourite debut novels that I have ever read. From beautiful writing, to brilliantly created and well developed characters and a villain that is so real you become terrified for the fictional characters – this book has everything. I am so happy that I read it, and I am so proud of Cait for achieving her dream of becoming an author!
Her second book has just been announced too and I am DESPERATE to read it – I already know she’s gonna be one of my favourite authors.
You can Pre-Order A Thousand Perfect Notes on Amazon UK here! It is released TOMORROW on the 7th June 2018!