Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Title: Tone Deaf

Author: Olivia Rivers


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 288 pages, Ebook

Published: May 3rd 2016 by Sky Pony Press

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

His world is music. Her world is silent.

Ali Collins was a child prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the twenty-first century—until she was diagnosed with a life-changing brain tumor. Now, at seventeen, Ali lives in a soundless world where she gets by with American Sign Language and lip-reading. She’s a constant disappointment to her father, a retired cop fighting his own demons, and the bruises are getting harder to hide.

When Ali accidentally wins a backstage tour with the chart-topping band Tone Deaf, she’s swept back into the world of music. Jace Beckett, the nineteen-year-old lead singer of the band, has a reputation. He’s a jerk and a player, and Ali wants nothing to do with him. But there’s more to Jace than the tabloids let on. When Jace notices Ali’s bruises and offers to help her escape to New York, Ali can’t turn down the chance at freedom and a fresh start. Soon she’s traveling cross-country, hidden away in Jace’s RV as the band finishes their nationwide tour. With the help of Jace, Ali sets out to reboot her life and rediscover the music she once loved.


Thankfully this month’s off to a pretty good start, at least in the bookish sense! This book was totally adorable! It was exactly the thing I needed! I loved it to bits! And it had so many diverse features plus I’ve always been interested in the deaf culture so it made a pretty interesting read.

Ali Collins lost her mother and her hearing pretty much at the same time that left her devastated. She was sent to live with her dad but living with him is nearly as impossible for her because his abuse is getting more violent as days pass. When she wins a ticket for a backstage tour of the most popular band Tone Deaf, she is not much enthusiastic about it and the lead singer Jace comes off as a total jerk. When Jace apologizes to patch things up after being rebuked from his manager he notices her scars that brings up his old memories so he offers to help her. Reluctant at first, she accepts the help. Will she be able to start afresh or will be caught and get into more trouble than she can ever imagine?

I adored this book. Basically it was sooo cute! And adorable! Ali was a child prodigy but the operation to remove her brain tumor left her permanently deaf. She was sent to live with her dad after her mom’s death but his abuse got more and more violent. Her only support was her best friend, Avery. But even she and her family couldn’t do much because Ali’s father was a retired police chief and nobody believed her story about the abuse or more so because they were afraid of his power. I really felt so bad about her situation. It was because of Avery’s obsession with the band Tone Deaf, that she dragged her to the concert where she won the ticket for a backstage tour.

I really hated Jace at first. Even after knowing the reason. Because it was no way to treat a girl like that. But well… all was forgiven later because he really turned out to be a reliable and a great guy and I absolutely loved him! When he offered the chance to take her with the band and to drop her off at New York, she took the chance. I really liked their journey. I loved how they became friends, their relationship slowly grew, as they opened up to each other. They made each other better and their chemistry was totally awesome!

I pretty much loved Ali. She was a great character but not without flaws and I liked her character development throughout the book. And finally with Jace, she found her way back to music. I liked her relationship with the rest of the band. But Killer totally stole the show, that guy was basically adorable and a great friend. I totally loved him and Arrow together.

Overall, Tone Deaf was a great read. The plot was engaging and the characters were diverse and pretty much awesome. The romance between between Ali and Jace was just so sweet! I loved these two together and I was left with wanting more when it finished. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?


So, guys have you read this adorable book yet? If  not, you need to hurry! Have you been ever interested in the deaf culture? What are your thoughts about this book? Share your thoughts with me!


16 thoughts on “Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

  1. I soooo wanted to read this!! And I hadn’t seen any reviews yet so I was dubious but OMG THIS SOUNDS PERFECT AND WONDERFUL AND I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY IT!! I’m always on the look out for books about Deaf culture (sneaky research for my book with a deaf protagonist) and the characters sound complex and interesting and amazing. EEEEEP. 😀

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  2. I’m a complete sucker for books with guys in bands. Maybe because I love so many boy bands (K-pop and American rock) in real life, haha. And the romance sounds adorable! I’m definitely going to add this to my TBR! 😀

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