Author: Mia Kerick
Narrator: Tristan Wright
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title
As a musician at the popular college café Coed Joe’s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention. Out, proud, free-spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad-tempered coworker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university. Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest will be reciprocated, with satisfying sex as the end goal. That’s what usually happens. But Jamie’s lessons in life have been harsher. Having been sexually abused by his older stepbrother for several years, Jamie has grown an impenetrable outer shell meant to keep the world at a safe distance.
Kai is angry at first when he takes the brunt of Jamie’s bad temper, but after Kai accidentally discovers the abuse Jamie has suffered, he wants to fix things. Kai’s plan is based on what he knows best—music—and he stages a “musical intervention” to let Jamie know he’s not alone and things can get better. When Jamie’s perspective changes and he emerges from his shell, Kai changes, too, gaining a whole new understanding of what sex can be when love is there too.
My View – Story:
Intervention is a story of redemption, growth, and love. Both MCs have to do some growing and self-introspection. They don’t always make the right decision, but together, they move forward admirably.
I loved the soundtrack for this story; as may favorite titles were used in a way that made me really think about the lyrics.
As Intervention was previously reviewed for Prism by Caroline, I will focus instead on the narration.
My View – Narration:
Intervention is my second Tristan Wright narrated title. He did just as well with this story as he did Superhero. As a matter of fact, I will just repeat what I said the first time. The voices were true to each character and lifted the story up. Wright’s voice was not too mature for the main characters of the story. While there are plenty of narrators I adore; many of them would not work for a first-person YA title. Tristan was perfect. I will be listening to another title narrated by him in the near future.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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