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Review ~ The Song of David by Amy Harmon

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.

**This is David ‘Tag’ Taggert's book, a supporting character introduced in The Law of Moses. This is a stand-alone story.
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The most intimate thing we can do is to allow the people we love most to see us at our worst.

One thing you should know, and don’t kill me, but I haven’t not read Law of Moses. I know, I know -- Shameful. However, when I saw this book, it’s beautiful cover and it’s intriguing synopsis, I couldn’t pass it up. I mean. Its Amy Harmon for cripes sake! I couldn’t pass it up. What a beautiful story…

You can’t see a song. You feel a song, you hear a song, you move to it. Just like I can’t see you, but I feel you, and I move toward you. When you’re with me, I feel like I glimpse a David nobody else knows is there. It’s the Song of David, and nobody else can hear it but me.

There were so many things I absolutely loved about this book. It was flawless, if I can tell you the truth. The Hero, Tag, is totally swoon-worthy. He’s strong, yet, when his sensitive side comes out, he makes my heart pound (yes, pun intended). As for the heroine, Millie, I absolutely loved her. She’s one the strongest heroines I’ve ever met. She’s fierce, loyal and so loving. Her younger brother Henry is so blessed to have her. And speaking of Henry…OMG…what a beautiful character; he added so much to the already emotional story.

My story might not end in a miracle. But I’m eager for an ending, so I’ll take the miracles along the way and avoid the ending all together. I’ve discovered I don’t have to see what’s in front of me to keep going. Millie taught me that.
Perks of loving a blind girl.

This is one of those stories that will stick with you long after you’re done reading it. As soon as I finished, I had to message Ms. Harmon to tell her how much I loved it. I was a hot mess when it ended, but I’m glad she ended it where it ended because to me it was perfect. This story will make you cry and make you take deep breaths just because you feel like your heart will explode.

As I stated in the beginning, I have not read Law of Moses, which will be remedied soon. This can most definitely be considered a standalone, but might spoil things for you if you haven’t read Moses & Georgia’s story (though it won’t deter me from reading it).

FINAL THOUGHTS: PICK THIS BOOK UP! I will never tire of Ms. Harmon’s stories. Just outright brilliant.

Loving her wasn’t unpardonable either. But loving her and letting her down…that was unpardonable to me. That was unforgiveable. That was the part I struggled with.

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