Release Blitz~ The Silver Swan by Amo Jones
Review By Heather
Holy SMOKES! 5 Insane Stars
This is my first Amo Jones book and I keep wondering why I waited so long. With that said, I feel like I need to read this book again before I can do this review justice. Alas, here I go.
Welcome to Riverside Preparatory Academy where Madison Montgomery is not only new, but has a past that follows her everywhere. She has an absentee father who leaves her to take care of herself and she does pretty well... until someone points out the Elite Kings Club. Her life takes an road that she could have never imagined. Bishop Vincent Hayes is HOT! He's strong and powerful and the kind of guy I am drawn too and I'm oldish.
This book has a feeling of Cruel Intentions meets Skulls meets Conspiracy Theory meets the best kind of f&cked-up-ed-ness. There are so many layers to this book which hooked me from the very beginning. And as I sit here trying to formulate my thoughts, I don't think I can do it justice. So... I'll tell you what I really am thinking, even days later.
AHHHHHHHHHH!!! I can't stop screaming. Everyone, I mean everyone needs to read The Silver Swan. Amo Jones will take you down the rabbit hole of a secret society that has an epic reach. The Silver Swan in screwed up in the best way possible. The best way includes the fact that I'm three days out from reading and I still can't form too many coherent thoughts about this book other than, I must read it again (and again), NOW, so that I can really understand what the hell justhappened.
Review by Misty
Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars meets The Skulls. So many secrets. So many lies. I don't even know where to start with this book and not give anything away. And where has this author been all my life?!
Amo has woven a story that kept me on edge until the very end. The plot was something I've never read before. The characters were strong and never once did I find myself rolling my eyes at something they said or did. And they're teenagers!! That in itself is a feat.
The heroine Madison has a past. A past that we only get snippets of throughout the book and makes you realize the author is only giving you pieces to keep you intrigued and on the hook. What exactly happened with her mom? What's going on with her dad? We only get rumors and a few actual facts from Madison. I have a feeling when things come to light they are going to rock our worlds.
Then there is the Elite Kings Club. Who are they? What is their purpose? They are hot, I'll tell you that. And maybe not so nice guys. But do we really believe that as the story starts to unfold? I'm not entirely convinced they are the bad guys yet even though Amo writes them on a way you almost have to believe it. I love those boys and I'm excited to see how their part in this story manifests.
If you're looking for a book that will keep you on edgeand maybe even make you want to throw it across the room at times then I highly suggest The Silver Swan. This book has everything and I mean everything to hatch a great story and I know without a doubt this is just the beginning of a wild ride.
Riddle me this..
“I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide.
But you will be dead, by the time this is done...
the timer starts now, and the games have just begun…”
Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?
About this book:
I need to admit something right now. The Silver Swan is f*cked. It might be the most insane story I've ever written with equally insane characters. Who knew? You know, when I started this book, it was supposed to be YA. I wanted to write a book that my sisters could read. A book that won't have people look at my mum like "damn... what sort of messed up shit happened to your kid?". The angst, the assholeness, the games, the f**kery, the WHAT THE F**KING F**K ARE YOU DOING???!!!...
I cannot even.... anyway, this is a warning (and the only one I'll give you). It's crazy. I don't compare my work to my others, but this book is f**ked. It will most likely stomp all the f**k over people's hard limits (and not give a sh*t while it's doing it) and will make you second guess all the morals you thought you had.
This most definitely is not looking like a love story right now... more like a..... I don't even....*shakes head* anyway, I apologise now. You asked for it..........
“Nate?” I whisper. “Maybe I took a wrong turn.”
“Nate!” I yell down the phone. “This isn’t funny.”
“I’m not laughing, sis. Keep going, we can see your headlights.” What am I doing? I’m basically relying on the fact that Nate and I had bonded a little and that both our parents are together. I’m not sure those facts are worth my life. No, he wouldn’t. I’m just being paranoid. The only time, except for school, where I didn’t bring my fucking pistol either. I sag in defeat. My dad will not be impressed with my not carrying, and my mom will no doubt be screaming at me from the other side about how these are the reasons why she and my dad educated me so much on firearms. I’ve failed as a fucking daughter. I shuffle up in my seat.
“Nate, I don’t fucking see anything up here but ja—OMG!” I slam on the breaks, all four tires locking up in a skid. I squeeze the steering wheel tightly, banging down the locks on the doors. “Nate!” I yell into the phone.
Slowly, I look up out the front windscreen, the thick dust from my tires interrupting the loose gravel still floating in the air and that’s when I see it again.
Ten dark hoodies covering their faces.
Ten—“Nate..” understanding sets in. Ten.
Slamming the gear into reverse, I’m just about to floor it backwards—to hell with anything or anyone behind me—when my driver’s window smashes into a million pieces, the tiny shards of glass falling onto my lap. I scream, my hands coming up to shield my face just as an arm slips inside and pops up the lock.
A deep menacing chuckle breathes over the back of my neck just as a leather gloved hand wraps around my mouth and pulls me out of the car. “Hello Madison. You don't know us, but we know you. We want to play a game. Here's what happens if you lose...”