Review: Book: There Was Music-J. D. Grubb

Title: There Was Music

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: J. D. Grubb

Publisher: LOD Press

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 233 Pages

ISBN: 9781953028006

Author or Book Website: J.D. Grubb (

Link to Amazon purchase page: There was Music: Grubb, J.D.: Books

Link to Goodreads: There was Music by J.D. Grubb | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

She defied them with survival. Prisoner 43-1-12 contends with the voices of her past, present, and future in the war-altered world of Illirium. From a ranch outside a rural town, to a prison formed from city ruins, and a wilderness marked by supernatural encounters, There was Music explores the struggle between identity and the cost of survival, the power of music and the hope of healing. * * * Warning: This story contains some scenes with non-graphic torture, sexual assault, rape, and suicidal thoughts.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book was a lot darker than I thought it was going to be. There is a lot going on in Rhoda and her journey. She goes through a lot more than any one person should have to deal with in a lifetime. I could not imagine being only known as a number. There are trigger warnings for this book so keep that in mind when reading it. I am not sure this is a book for everyone, but it is a well put together one. It was a book that kept me on my toe and made me feel for the characters.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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