Dark Song by Gail Giles

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Just finished this book. Goodreads review:

Marc said he heard the dark song when he creeped houses. The song the predator’s heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey. I heard it now. Marc said it had always been in me. Lurking. Waiting for me to hear.

Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. Now, all she has is Marc. Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who owns a gun collection. And he’ll stop at nothing–even using his guns–to get what he wants. Ames feels her parents have betrayed her with their lies and self-absorption, but is she prepared to make the ultimate betrayal against them?

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

My thoughts:

This was a fast read. The book is separated into two parts. Part one is boring to me. The author dragged on Ames usual life too much. If it were a little bit more interesting then this book would be 5 stars. Part two was amazing. But it seems the whole point of the book was about how Ames became dark and the boy, hence on the cover the quote “She fell prey to the predator’s heart”. I didn’t really think that that is what the main part of the story was about. There was only certain times that Ames felt that dark side of her and it was brief. And the boy only showed up in part two. The ending was totally predictable but it was good nonetheless. The cover of the book gets your attention, too.

I would rate it 3 stars. And if you can be patient with books then I would recommend it because the end of the book still managed to leave me breathless!


He stood up, no longer leaning. “But there’s something else. I felt like I was steel and you were a magnet. I had a gut feeling I could tell you my secrets and you wouldn’t betray me.” Now his eyes penetrated mine, and I shivered. There’s something dark in you, Ames, that was searching for the dark in me.”

Ok. Deep on soo many levels. If I were Ames that would maybe put off the blinking red sirens in my head. This guy is a little crazy, It’s best to stay away for a while. It was sweet he let her use his computer, though.

“I told them to forget it. Once I make something mine, nobody takes it from me. Nobody.”

This is yet another bad omen. It makes me want to slap Ames for being so stupid.

His voice wasn’t angry. It was cold, unflinching. I had the thought that he was more dangerous than his gun. I pushed that thought away. We had a pact. He was just a hurt boy.

At this point I was like, No!! Don’t push the thought away! The book was totally predictable. Plus the fact that the boy is 22 years old. Em was right to tell Ames dad about him. But that would hurt me, too. Em betrayed her, now she has no one left to trust.


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