Book Review: Melody's Key by Dallas Coryell

Melody's KeyBook: Melody's Key
Author: Dallas Coryell
Publisher: AsherRain Publications
Published: June 24, 2016
Number of Pages: 305
Format: ebook
Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, and unbiased review. All opinions in this review are my own.
Rating: 2 Stars


Synopsis: “His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.”

Tegan Lockwood’s dreams were dead, sacrificed on the noble altar of duty before they ever had a chance to live. Her entire existence was disappearing into the abyss of apathy as she labored her days away keeping her family’s struggling business alive. There would be no emotion, no color, no beauty in her life. That is, until a mysterious visitor begins to draw her out of the darkness of her past towards something that will challenge the boundaries of her world, and unlock the most deeply held secrets of her heart.

Unpopular opinion alert! Unpopular opinion alert! This happens a lot to me. If you scroll through the reviews for this book on Goodreads, there are two other people who gave this book a rating that was lower than three stars. So, here's to the oddballs. 

In this book we follow Tegan, as she struggles to find happiness working at her families hotel. Tegan is a musician and artist, but she's staying at home in order to help out with her family's failing business. Then Mason, a popular singer, comes to stay at the hotel for the summer. And...basically the world ends for Tegan. Because now she has to avoid him. And things get complicated. So, ya. End of the world.

Okay, the only characters in this book that I liked were Tegan's mom and dad, because they were legit. But none of the other characters really interested me. Tegan was gullible, and Mason was your classic YA male love interest. Nothing all that special. 

I did really like that the author actually sang the songs in the book! He has a YouTube channel where he performs all of the songs in the book, and it was cool to listen to the songs as I was reading the book.

I didn't really feel like there was a plot. It just seemed to follow the same format that a lot of romances do. Maybe I've just read too many romances lately, but it felt like there was nothing really interesting about the plot. Except for the letters. I really liked the letters, and I'm sad that the letters didn't play a bigger role in the story. Because those letters had to be my favorite part of the story.

So overall this was an okay book. While I enjoyed the letters and the songs, the characters and plot missed the mark for me.