Archer’s Voice was my first book from Mia Sheridan, but it certainly won’t be my last. Because Bree and Archer stole my heart and I don’t want it back! Archer’s Voice is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s a love story between the silent and broken loner, Archer, and a broken girl, Bree, who is in need of a restart. Go grap your own copy (check the end of this article for the pre-order links).
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Bree feels all alone in this world, even though she has some good friends. She lost both her parents, her father recently. I’m not going to spoil how it happened, but I will say that it was a tragedy. Bree suffers from a trauma. She regularly has nightmares, and because of the anxiety, she has terrible flashbacks every morning. She seeks a temporary escape and moves to a small town, where she meets Archer. Bree has a great personality: she is curious, she can be a little bit awkward sometimes, she is protective, and helpful.
Archer is a breath of fresh air for me. I loved to read about a male character who wasn’t cocky for a change, but who is incredibly uncertain, and doesn’t know how to act in some situations. He can’t speak, so he is quiet and silent. He can’t speak because some really awful things that happened, that also led to the death of his parents, when he was seven years old. People in town don’t try to communicate with Archer, and Archer doesn’t try to with them. That causes him to be isolated. The only person who actually gives it a shot is Bree. She knows how to sign, because her dad was deaf, and Archer knows how to sign, because he taught himself. So, they connect. Archer is silent, alone, and uncertain, but when you get past that he is actually quite funny, helpful, caring, and protective.
Archer and Bree both help each other, but in different ways. Archer gives Bree comfort, and he gives her a chance to grief and get past the awful thing that happened to her. Bree tries to take care of Archer, because nobody ever tried to do that. And, they are both learning how to trust, and how to let other people in.
Archer’s Voice is written from two perspectives: Bree’s and Archer’s. Mostly from Bree’s, and only Archer’s when it’s necessary for the story. There are also flashbacks to a younger Archer (seven and fourteen years old). I don’t know what to say, I loved the choices Mia made in regards to the perspectives, the storyline, and the writing. I thought Mia’s writing is just perfection. She had me highlighting almost every page. It actually was very difficult to choose a couple quotes for this review. There were just so many I loved. And, the start was great. It starts with a flashback, and has you engaged to the story at that exact moment. I also loved how both Archer and Bree grew throughout the story, Archer undergoing the biggest transformation.
I just need to let something out. Mia, you literally broke my heart with your little stunt. How could you? You had me crying, screaming at my tablet and I almost wanted to throw my tablet through the room. That was so not funny. I almost didn’t want to finish the book. Not funny, not funny at all.
Archer’s Voice really touched my heart. I still get emotional right now, writing about it. The book contains a heart-wrenching story about two people that are scared to fall in love, who have all these secrets, and who need to learn how to trust each other, so they can both heal. This book gave me so many thoughts and so many feelings. It gave me a book hangover, and I don’t have them often. I wasn’t ready to start reading about another book couple. Archer’s Voice is exceptional and one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. Everyone should read it!
He looked thoughtful for a few seconds before signing, Yes.”
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