Friday, April 25, 2014

Harp's Song by Cassie Shine

In just a few months Harp Evans will be officially coming of age and graduating from high school. She will be free from the mother that never wanted her, the house that never felt like home, and the disappointment of the last seventeen years. What she doesn’t know is that her mother has been holding onto a secret that has the potential to derail her dreams and destroy her already faulty sense of self.
A self-proclaimed recluse, Harp spends most of her time practicing the cello, in the hopes of earning a full scholarship that will grant her freedom, but will also send her away from her best friend Connor Williams, who is becoming more than just a friend.
As revelations are made, will Harp still feel the same way about leaving everyone that cares about her behind? Or will she continue to pursue the life she’s been dreaming of for as long as she can remember?
Review by Liz
 4 Stars
I was asked to read Harp's Song for an honest review. This was a good fun read. It's a lot milder than I normally read but I enjoyed it. The story line kept me interested. We have Harp who her whole life has been an unwanted outcast. She plays cello & keeps to herself. She rightfully trusts NO ONE. Her best childhood friend is Conner. He was her escape when her & her mom would fight. He's plays baseball & total opposite of Harp. I really like Conner. He's genuine & cares deeply for Harp. Harp just wants to be loved! She eventually finds what she's looking for! A lot of truths come out also that leads Harp back into her sheltered life! It was slow in the beginning, which is why I took off a star, but it's ended up being good.
About Cassie Shine
Cassie Shine released her debut young adult novel, Harp's Song in November 2013, finally finishing the short story she started in her college creative writing class … many, many moons ago. She has always been an avid reader and lover of music (yes, she was in the high school marching band). While she has a weak spot for all things teeny bopper, especially boy bands, she also loves classical, country, rock and well, pretty much everything.

After living in St. Louis for more than ten years, she and her husband packed up a U-Haul and headed west. They currently live in Orange County, CA with their furry kids Finnegan and Molly. 

DONATION Information
Harp's Song explores very important issues and April is the National Sexual Assault Awareness Month as well as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
RAINN: RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK​ and CHILDHELP are organizations that do amazing work to help those who need it most. During the month of April, 10% of sales from Harp's Song will be donated to these organizations.


One winner will receive a signed copy of HARP’S SONG and $25 Amazon or B&N gift card (US/CA only). Three winners will receive an ebook copy (international).
***Any contestant that uses dummy or contest only accounts to enter will be disqualified.***




  1. Thanks so much for being a host on my blog tour! This review is lovely-thank you! <3

  2. Beautiful cover.. Thank you for donating part of the sale of the book..

  3. This seems like an interesting story that I would likely read! Thank you for the giveaway.