For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she secretly witnesses him raging beside a grave, Juliet investigates, finding the name “Hawk” on the headstone and an unusual flower at the base. The moment Juliet touches the petals, a young English nobleman appears in ghostly form, singing a song only her deaf ears can hear. The ghost remembers nothing of his identity or death, other than the one name that haunts his afterlife: Thornton. To avenge her ghostly companion and save her estate, Juliet pushes aside her fear of society and travels to Lord Thornton’s secluded holiday resort, posing as a hat maker in one of his boutiques. There, she finds herself questioning who to trust: the architect of flesh and bones who can relate to her through romantic gestures, heartfelt notes, and sensual touches … or the specter who serenades her with beautiful songs and ardent words, touching her mind and soul like no other man ever can. As sinister truths behind Lord Thornton’s interest in her estate and his tie to Hawk come to light, Juliet is lured into a web of secrets. But it’s too late for escape, and the tragic love taking seed in her heart will alter her silent world forever.
This book was absolutely beautiful. From the first page I knew I would love The Architect of Song. The writing was haunting, tormenting and lush, all in one. Each word, phrase was intricately crafted to create a dark telling of a tragic love story that goes beyond death. This book is perfect.
This book consumed me for a week. I could have finished it in one day but The Architect of Song was so achingly beautiful that I had to space it out and savor each minute of it. The mystery was the best part. I had so many theories built up about Hawk's and Lord Thornton's past. Each clue was subtle and eventually the pieces finally fitted together and I was left crying at the end revelation.
Honestly, my heart was left broken.
"..this spotless angel and the prince of debris"
I don't want to say more of this quote but this whole scene shook me. I sobbed.
I loved Hawk. He is the ghost that brings sound to Juliette’s world. His relationship with Juliette left me in bittersweet agony throughout the book. Through Hawk, Juliette gains self acceptance of her disability. He is the song that Juliette needs.
My review doesn't do justice of how beautiful this book is.
6 heartbreaking stars. I loved this book dearly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️