Tone Deaf

Tone Deaf 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 t

  • Title: Tone Deaf
  • Author: Olivia Rivers
  • ISBN: 9781634507073
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 retireHis 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 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.

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    • Olivia Rivers

      Olivia Rivers is a hybrid author of Young Adult fiction Her works include the independently published Tortured Elements and Duplicity series, along with the traditionally published novel Tone Deaf Skyhorse 2016 As a certified geek, she enjoys experimenting with new publishing technologies, and her online serials have received over 1,000,000 hits on Wattpad When Olivia isn t working as a writer, she s a typical teen attending college in Northern California Olivia is represented by Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary, and nothing thrills her than hearing from readers.



    617 thoughts on “Tone Deaf

    • To be honest, "Tone Deaf" was never intended to be read by others. I wrote the story out of frustration, when I was unable to find a book that featured a main character with diverse physical abilities. On a whim, I posted the first chapter of “Tone Deaf” to Wattpad. The response I received was absolutely amazing and humbling. “Tone Deaf” gained over 1,000 hits within a week of being posted, and to this date, has over 1,000,000 hits. Some readers call “Tone Deaf” a “diverse book," b [...]


    • EDIT: How the heck does a book this phenomenal get less than 4 stars? This makes me sad. :( "Am I better off speaking in silence,Or screaming so loud no one will hear?I fake a smile, But it's killed by you,I fake a soul, But that dies, too.So I fake my life, What else can I do?"Ah, Tone Deaf. At only 24% of the novel, you have already managed to get me teary-eyed, and that’s a feat that cannot be done by many. To top that off, I have absolutely no luck with boy-band novels and road trip novels [...]


    • This book was good, but not great. Parts of it were fluffy, cheesy and fantastic, but there were aspects of it that really brought the whole thing down. While I applaud the author for having a leading lady who is different from the normal YA protagonists we generally see - Ali is deaf - I had A LOT of trouble with her romantic interest, Jace.Jace is a jerk. Jace is a straight up Asshole, yes, that's right, he's such an Asshole he gets a capital A. When he first meets Ali he does something so inc [...]


    • *Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*Guys. Guys, this was so good. Oh my gosh. I don’t even have the proper words right now. The main thing that piqued my interest is the fact that it’s a book involving music. And I’m a sucker for any book that is related to music in any way. And then to find out that the main character is deaf… well, that’s just the cherry on top because we need more diverse books and more books that deal with dis [...]


    • ** I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinions or review. :) I'm gonna start by saying this is more like 4.5 Stars, but I just loved this book so much I bumped it to the 5 rather than 4.This book was one heck of a ride. Literally.17 year-old Ali Collins lost her hearing completely seven years ago due to a brain tumor, taking away her aspiration of being a child prodigy turned great musician, and shortly afterward lost h [...]


    • This book is hard to describe but I have very few reservations if any towards the story. It's sweet and poignant despite the heavy-hearted content and I adored the relationship that blossomed between the characters Jace and Ali. It gave me such a sweet aftertaste that I'm smiling as I write this; in a world with painful ugly moments, books such as these provide hope and it unfurled a softness in my heart. The ode to music was lovely as well, and while I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the repre [...]



    • Cue unlimited swooning!Wow, what a totally surprising good read! This book was nothing short of beautiful. Just from reading the prologue, I was already in love with it. I expected a cute read, but damn, I didn't expect a heart-tugging and tear-jerker story. Guys, I am seriously in awe. No offense, but this book is definitely a far cry from shallow rockstar romance books. Tone Deaf seriously took. my. breath. away. "As if reading my mind, I feel a soft hand rest on my shoulder. I flinch partiall [...]


    • I enjoyed this book -- well written with good character development and a believable story. The characters were natural and real and I thought it gave a good look into the world of young woman who is deaf. It was a little slow moving for me but I think that's because I usually CONSUME books and this book took the time to develop the love story with the black moment being very close to the end.


    • "Tone Deaf" is the second book by Olivia Rivers that I've read and now it's official - I'm a die-hard fan. Between the beautiful writing style, relatable and likeable characters and a strong plot, this is definitely a new favorite of mine. I love how the author isn't scared to tackle difficult topics and how she does so with incredible finesse and tact. Not only did "Tone Deaf" captivate me and take me on an emotional rollercoaster ride, but it also gave me food for thought. It broadened my hori [...]


    • 2.5I was so incredibly excited to read this book. It seemed to be the perfect setup! I absolutley adore a book (whether it's contempory, fantasy, historical fiction, or somewhere in between) in which one or both of the main characters are kind of broken (mentally or physically) but they help to piece each other back together and fall in love in the process. It's always so beautiful and makes for a fantastic read, which is why I had such high hopes for this one. The plot sounded very interesting [...]


    • When I first requested Tone Deaf, I didn't think too much of it. It sounded like the type of contemporary reads I usually enjoy. As I got around to reading it, I realize this book is more than just a cutesy love story. Surprisingly it dealt with some difficult subjects.Ali's life literally went from being in heaven one moment to stranded in hell in the blink of an eye- a music prodigy to an abused deaf girl. After the death of her mother, she goes to live with her father who did not care for her [...]


    • Serva me, servabo te.This book turned out so much better than I've expected. I reckoned that this will be a light-hearted read but it ended up touching on more deeper and emotional contents such as abuse and physical impairment. The music-related elements to the book were an added bonus in creating a soulful and rich ambience. Initially, I was put off by Jace's aloofness and jerkass attitude towards Ali. Well, more like his general hatred and frustration towards life to be exact, all except for [...]


    • 5th March 2016 What caught me first was this book has a singer YAS I LOVE MUSICIANS! What caught me second was this book has a heroine that is. she was diagnosed with a life-changing brain tumorYAS AND YAS! I love books like this, its so refreshing and realistic. There is another book like this, it is When I'm Gone and When You're back by Abbi Glines.Definitely will read this and I shall get my hands on it ASAP!


    • I greatly enjoyed this book! For once there was no insta-love, and the main character is deaf! Both of which you don't see often in books now a days.Truthfully I don't read the whole entire blurb before I downloaded an review copy of this book from Edelweiss so I didn't know immediately what had caused Ali to go deaf. I found out later in the story what caused it. I enjoyed finding out this way versus knowing right from the start. It gave the book an air of mystery about it. Especially because A [...]


    • **I was provided with a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review!**When I find out about a book, I read the blurb, but to be honest I mostly only skim over it. That often leads to me being way more surprised about what happens than I would have been if I had read the summary in detail - this is basically what happened with Tone Deaf! I only knew it was about a former musical prodigy turned deaf and a boy from a band and that I wanted to read it. So, I don't even want to talk about the [...]


    • 4/24/16*I received this book as an ARC (April 5th) for an honest review.***Caution: overload of quotes:) ** No Spoilers**Let me start off by thanking the author so kindly for asking me to review her book. She emailed me on the 5th of April and my busy schedule didn’t let me pick up the book until the 23rd. I do apologize for the late review, but I must applaud you Olivia Rivers. This book was nothing like I expected.Let me start by saying that I read this book in 2 days. Like, I stayed up unti [...]


    • Read full review HEREI LOVED IT! In my head this book is kind of like a mix between The Mortal Instruments and Everything Everything, but the plot has nothing to do with either one of those stories, lol, it’s just the vibe… is it weird?!The writing is wonderful. I never read a book about a deaf MC, and I was curious to see how that would be incorporated to the story and I was pleasantly surprised by the result. Not only was ASL well explained and included, but each reference to vibrations an [...]


    • Tell a Deaf girl that there's a new book and it features a Deaf character and you'll get an excited girl. The number of YA books featuring a Deaf lead, I can count on one hand (although thanks to sign language, I can actually count up to a million with one hand!). So I bought it immediately .It took me two days to read. And that's because it was painful. Like *sighs*. Don't feature a Deaf character if first, you just write sign language as italicised sentences spoken in an incredibly English man [...]


    • An amazing read indeed!!! <3 "Am I better off living through death,Or dying an invisible ghost?Am I better off speaking in silence,Or screaming so loud no one will hear?I fake a smile,But it's killed by you,I fake a soul,But that dies, too.So I fake my life,What else can I do?Take me in, spit me out,And I scream and scream and shout,But you can't hear my pain,My blood's nothing but a worthless stain.I fake a smile,But it's killed by you.I fake a soul,But that dies, too.So I fake my life,What [...]


    • *I received this as an eArc from the author for an honest review and that doesn't affect my review and thoughts*Amazing! A unique love story that made me shed tears! I'm not a book crier, remember? So tears are a big thing I recommend this to people out there who love romance and contemporary! YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! Full Review will be up on blog!


    • I've really missed reading a rock/boy-band story! A sweet asshole hero and a different type of heroine - wished it was longer!


    • Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.*I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*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 lef [...]


    • Purchase Link: USAli is a darling. She might have lost her dreams of performing music the moment she lost her hearing – but it didn’t stop her from living her life. She adapted, and tried her best to live a normal life, thanks to lip reading and ASL (American Sign Language). The only problem lies at home, with her father who’s also fighting his down nightmares, and the bruises tends to show already. She could no longer hide them. Only a few months more before she turns 18, and then she co [...]


    • Ali is deaf, but she wasn't born that way. Before she lost her hearing she was a musical prodigy. Now she has to live in a world of silence. Being deaf isn't her only problem though. At home she struggles with something worse than not being able to hear. Her father is aggressive and because he's a cop nobody dares to stop him. When Ali has the chance to meet with Jace, the lead singer of the famous band Tone Deaf, she gets an opportunity she could never have dreamed of.Jace is fighting his own d [...]


    • Tone Deaf reminded me of Angie Stanton's Rock and a Hard Place crossed with Colleen Hoover's Maybe Someday, mixing romance, music, hearing impairment and abusive home situations.This book was enjoyable to read, and easy to devour. I love characters who have serious struggles to contend with and both Jace and Ali have suffered abuse at the hands of their families. As a result they are hurting and distrustful. They join together, Jace reaching out to Ali and Ali in return delving into Jace's life [...]


    • RATING: ★★★☆☆ / 3 sweet and romantic starsVIEW: I want to start with all the reasons why I liked this book but instead I must get this one thing out of the way at the start I really wish the male lead had a different name than Jace. Nearly anything else really. I just feel that the name has been so overused and instead of feeling special and new, this character is now just one of many. Okay, moving on.If you're a fan of Colleen Hoover books then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy Tone Deaf. [...]


    • I gave this book 3 stars because it is a good book. It's not great or something you'll be obsessing over for the long run but it's a good book. Good enough that I wanted to finish it and not just leave it undone.I wanted it to be a bit longer and have more to Ali & Jace's relationship. I really enjoyed the closeness between him and his band mates and how his life sorta intertwined with hers. There isn't a lot of romance drama which I guess is good for those of us who hate it when the author [...]


    • The copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. I've been waiting this book for so long! What can I say, I liked it! Ali is seventeen and the surgery left her permanently deaf. Her mother died in the accident and Ali was sent to live with her abusive father - ex police chief. She really wants to get away and here appears Jace - the frontman of popular band Tone deaf. Jace has a lot of secrets too. But when he meets and helps Ali, he understands that they both c [...]


    • I was so lucky to have the opportunity to read TONE DEAF ahead of its release. A wonderful novel about a girl who seems to have lost everything but finds herself in the unlikeliest of places with the unlikeliest people. Ali is a strong character despite her extremely difficult past, the Tone Deaf band members are quirky and lovable, and the hate to love swoony romance is unbeatable. An excellent read!


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