Hello Lovelies and Happy Tuesday! Hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a review. Hopefully, that will change and I can get more reading time. Anyway, Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf.
Publication: September 21st 2021
Publisher: Morning Star Publishing
Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
Format: Paperback, 226 pages
Desperate to find his soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism keeps him from realizing that she’s actually a prostitute.
Shawn thinks he’s found a possible wife while Violet thinks she’s discovered her ticket to a brand new life. This hilarious and dramatic award-winning story takes all kinds of twists and turns and has been adapted into a major motion picture.
An intriguing and unique romance story
I liked reading this book and can’t wait to see the movie version. While some parts definitely broke my heart into pieces, the story as a whole is wonderfully touching and hopeful. It’s also quite romantic, sweet, funny, and just an utterly entertaining read that made me smile, cry, and have all the feels.
When I first read the synopsis for this novel, I was really intrigued to find out how the story will play out. I definitely expected plenty of drama, romance and swoons, and heartwrenching moments. I’d have to say, I was not disappointed at all and felt even more than I was prepared for. Allen Wolf’s storytelling is engaging and will pull you in from the start. The pacing of the story and character development feel sincere, raw, and real. I truly enjoyed getting to know both Shawn and Violet and just really want to hug them both. While there are many lighthearted moments sprinkled throughout the story, Wolf tackles some very distressing topics and addresses very dark, real, and sensitive issues regarding mental health, religion, sexual trafficking, and abuse. Shawn and Violet both come from very different worlds and seeing them interact was refreshing and quite fun. The relationship between them is not at all what you would find in a typical romance story, but I think that’s what makes this book so alluring and unputdownable. You just get hooked and want to know what would happen next, what would the characters do and say, and how everything will turn out for both Shawn and Violet. Overall, this was an entertaining read and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a unique romance story with the right blend of realism, drama, humor, and of course all the feels.
The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf is an engrossing romantic comedy that will have you turning the pages. This book is both heartbreaking and hopeful, upsetting and wonderful, and just so real. Wolf’s writing is captivating, the characters are lovable and interesting, and the ending wraps up the story beautifully. I definitely cannot wait to read more from this fantastic author and see what kind of stories he writes next!
I received a finished free copy of this book from the author and publisher for participating in a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Allen Wolf is an award-winning filmmaker, author, game creator, and podcaster.
As an author, Allen wrote the critically-acclaimed novel The Sound of Violet. In their review of The Sound of Violet, Kirkus Reviews wrote, “The high-concept narrative is entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual. It’s a charming, humorous, and hopeful tale. A quirky, touching love story that offers insights into autism and religion.” The Sound of Violet has won multiple literary awards.
Allen wrote, directed, and produced The Sound of Violet, the movie adaption of his novel that will be released in theaters in 2021. The screenplay won numerous awards and the film will bring awareness to human trafficking and help people see autism through a new lens.
Allen also wrote, directed, and produced the thriller In My Sleep that was released worldwide, won multiple film festival awards, and is available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. The Hollywood Reporter raved, “In My Sleep never rests, a credit to the tight, psychologically astute pacing of filmmaker Wolf.”
Allen has been awarded 39 awards for the games he has created that have been played around the world. His first game debuted in 2003 and quickly became popular. He introduced four more games that were quick to learn and easy to play. In 2020, Morning Star Games released two new versions of his You’re Pulling My Leg! and You’re Pulling My Leg! Junior games.
In 2021, Allen launched the Navigating Hollywood podcast where he talks to entertainment professionals about their careers and how they navigate the ups and downs of Hollywood while staying emotionally and spiritually healthy.
Allen graduated from New York University’s film school summa cum laude. His senior thesis film, Harlem Grace, was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards.
He married his Persian princess and they are raising two kids together, Adele (born 2012) and Cyrus (born 2015). He enjoys traveling and hearing people’s life stories. Allen also cherishes spending time with his family, tasting chocolate, and visiting Disneyland where he has been over 500 times.
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