Audiobook Review: "Porcelain Keys" by Sarah Beard

Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

Musical staves lined each page, some filled with fragments of music Mom had written, others with my attempts at adding to hers. Other than the piano that remained locked in the parlor, Mom’s notebook was my most cherished possession.

Aria’s life is full of secrets—secrets about her mother’s death, her father’s cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When her new neighbor, Thomas Ashby, discovers her in an old tree house with bruises on her arm
s, a friendship begins that will change her life. Gradually, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to audition for Juilliard.

But when tragedy strikes and Thomas goes missing, Aria thinks she’s lost the only person who understands her and the only boy she will ever love. When she unearths secrets from both of their pasts, she must choose to either surrender to the melody in her heart or drown it out forever.

Porcelain Keys is a captivating romance that will resonate long after the last page is turned.

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I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

I was very happy when I finally found the chance to review this book! Aria's and Thomas's story is bittersweet full of music and love for life.
Aria lives with her father and after the death of her mother her life is hard and abusive. When she meets Thomas, her life both in school and in general will change for better. She will learn more about her love for piano and Thomas will become her best friend. When a horrible accident will force them apart both Thomas and Aria will learn more about family, love and the hardship of moving on.

I loved the narrator's voice and her ability to bring all the characters' voices in life. The story was sweet and with some surprises and the ending was quite satisfying. If you love a quick, lovely read then this book is for you. ;)

About the author:

Sarah Beard is the author of YA novels PORCELAIN KEYS and BEYOND THE RISING TIDE. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing from VCFA. When she's not writing, she referees wrestling matches between her three boys and listens to audiobooks while folding self-replicating piles of laundry. She is a breast cancer survivor, a baker of sweets, a seeker of good love stories, a composer of melancholy music, and a traveler who wishes her travel budget was much bigger. She lives with her husband and children in the shadow of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. You can follow Sarah on twitter at @authorsarahb, or at