- Series: The Vinyl Trilogy
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Calida Lux Publishing; First edition (November 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692569839
- ISBN-13: 978-0692569832
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vinyl: Book One of the Vinyl Trilogy (Volume 1) Paperback – November 14, 2015
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"A compelling read, and one that will definitely appeal to fans of dystopian/sci-fi/action novels. Author Sophia Elaine Hanson does an amazing job of bringing this incredible world to life where man must fight against mental and emotional enslavement. Great, authentic dialogue that flowed well and moved the plot forward nicely, sparing us of the dreaded "telling" that so many authors tend to do. I recommend it for fans of Dystopian Sci-fi who'd like a new twist!" Claire Middleton - Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers
About the Author
Sophia has been writing novels, short stories, and poems since she was still losing her baby teeth. Throughout her high school career, she amassed an impressive 35 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards including two National Gold Medals for science fiction short stories. As a Scholastic alumnus, she joins the ranks of many great authors including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, and Joyce Carol Oates. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Vinyl: Book One of the Vinyl Trilogy, spent many weeks in the number one position on Amazon. Her first book of poetry entitled hummingbird was released in early 2017. Sophia grew up in Iowa with two dogs and two fantastic parents. She now resides in New York City as a student at her dream school, NYU. She loves pigeons and Star Wars. To learn more, see Sophia's blog at: sophiaelainehanson.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @authorsehanson.
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Top customer reviews
The concept was new (to me) and I got dragged in rather quickly.
The violence was...well, ...the violence just was.
A whole host of emotions, good and bad, roller-coastered throughout the book.
I don't think I'll read the other books. I'm glad this one could be read as a stand alone.
Right from the get-go, I was hooked with this one. I think the style of story, and the great characters were a winner. The main protagonist is, Ronja, a strong young woman who has become the breadwinner for her family. Society is very controlled and it's not an easy life. The method of control (music) is highly original and has created a generation that knows no other way. Over time, society's lost freedoms have become a legend that the current generation could never really expect to fully understand. But the desire to find out can only be suppressed by the music for so long.
After becoming involved in an underground resistance movement (the Anthem) things begin to ramp up. Watch out for plenty of twists that add extra layers to the plot. Ronja's links with the Anthem trigger the capture of her family by the ruling government (The Conductor). And even though her family life has had its own challenges, she is determined to find out what happened to them. Joined by her newfound Anthem friends she sets out to save her family.
As I read, I jotted down some of the themes that came to mind. Inequality. Oppression. Violence. Spirit. Resistance. Narcissism. Power. Control. Prejudice. Sufferance. Sophia Elane Hanson has done a great job of blending all of these into a well-rounded story. It's one of my favourite reads so far this year.
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This is a great book that I'm so glad I discovered. I will definitely continue with this series and search out other books by this author. Great job. I recommend this one to Hunger Games and Maze Runner fans.
I absolutely adored everything about this book from the characters- I mean Ronja is one of the most badass characters ever but also so damn human- to the incredibly messed up world that resides in these pages. The whole idea of The Music is absolutely chilling and as a musician, a lot of the stuff in this book really hit home with me.
I love that Ronja would do anything for her family, despite all that she's been through. She's one of the absolute strongest characters I've ever read about and I admire her so much for it.
If you want a good dystopian novel, then look no further. This book is incredible and I'm so proud of Sophia for this masterpiece.
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