Melody Burning

Melody Burning

Beresford doesn?t remember much about his past or how he came to live in the chutes and crawl spaces of the posh high-rise that shares his name. But when rock star and teen sensation Melody McGrath moves to an apartment on the fiftieth floor, he knows he has to be near her. Although she doesn?t realize it, Melody is threatened by more dangerous forces than her manipulative Beresford doesn?t remember much about his past or how he came to live in the chutes and crawl spaces of the posh hi...

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Title:Melody Burning
Author:Whitley Strieber
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0805093273
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Melody Burning Reviews

  • Laura
    Jun 26, 2011
    Melody is a teen sensation, a singer and actor in the Miley Cyrus mold. Her mother appears to be the driving force, with public outbursts that often embarrass her daughter - except that these are calculated to gather publicity and get Melody more positive press. They've moved into the ...
  • Kristen
    Mar 30, 2011
    First Impression: Before opening this book, I really had no clue what it was going to be about. I just knew it had a nice shiny cover that made me think maybe paranormal, maybe not. You never know nowadays. While Reading: The beginning of the book sucked me right in. A murder, a b...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 03, 2011
    Read for professional review. Two words: don't bother. ...
  • Rachael
    Jul 09, 2011
    Beresford has lived hidden away for so long in the high rise building with which he shares his name that he barely remembers his past. He knows something terrible happened a long time ago and there are terrible people he should still be afraid of, but lately, all he can think about is ...
  • A.
    Sep 21, 2011
    I just couldn't finish it. It made no sense. I mean, there's this teenage boy who lives in the elevator shafts and crawlspaces in a fancy apartment building, and he's been there since he was tiny, so he has no social skills, no education, I don't even know where he gets his clothing, a...
  • Laurie Treacy
    Mar 25, 2011
    (Actual rating 3.5) What do you do when those night time sounds we hear in our bedrooms are actually made by a living being? Pop star Melody McGrath has to grapple with this very strange issue. A young boy, witness to his father's murder, grows up all alone in the world inside a ritzy ...
  • Lore
    Aug 10, 2011
    I had of issues with this book. ...
  • Erin
    May 03, 2012
    Couldn't finish it I'm sorry to say. ...
  • P.E.
    Feb 16, 2012
    I just couldn't believe what was happening. It didn't feel real, and so I had no connection with the characters, the plot was simple and felt a bit forced (insta-love) and the world building didn't make sense (a guy lives in an apartment for years without anyone noticing?). It just was...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Nov 18, 2011
    After reading some of the review on this book, I really wasn't sure if I even wanted to give it a chance, I mean really, I don't have time for a bad book but something about this book just drew me in and I thought, what the heck and gave it a chance anyways. I will say, the whole sc...
  • ILoveBooks
    Aug 26, 2011
    This book would make a great addition under the Christmas tree. The author begins with a prologue that will help explain the next events in the book. A small boy and his father are exploring a building in Los Angeles when they are interrupted by a man clearly trying to do them ...
  • Kailee
    Apr 07, 2011
    All I can, truthfully, say about this book is that the narration seemed immature, and the plot was lacking in creativity and detail. ...
  • Anna
    Oct 04, 2011
    The book starts off with a prologue of little Robbie and his Dad being held at gunpoint on a work elevator in an apartment building that's under construction. Dad ends up dying and having his body dumped down the elevator shaft, while Robbie has to hide from the psycho named Luther, wh...
  • (Benji) The Non Reluctant Reader
    Oct 17, 2011
    Melody Burning is one of those books that are impossible to get into. The summary sounded exciting but the book wasn't. Let me tell you why. First things first, Whitney Stieber tried for the "instant love" approach. And it failed. Miserably. The second they meet she's all like "he's s...
  • Tiffany Holme
    Feb 21, 2012
    With this one I was surprised. Very surprised to say the least! I picked this one up thinking I was getting myself into a paranormal type of read and yet it wasn't. However I ended up really enjoying this dark and at times tragic read. There was a very quick start that kind of pulled ...
  • Jade Eby
    Oct 05, 2011
    Originally published at my blog Chasing Empty Pavements The Good: I love love love the cover! The concept behind this book was SO awesome. The idea of this little boy literally growing up inside of a growing building is crazy. Can you imagine being on the 40th floor of a skyscraper ...
  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    Nov 27, 2012
    I would just say don't waste your time. I HATE giving negative reviews on books, but I have to be honest. I could not get into it whatsoever, the characters were dull, and I was just majorly disappointed. The plot had sounded so interesting, but...I couldn't even finish it. I skipped...
  • Celine
    Feb 16, 2012
    Review originally posted in: http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com.au/... Cover: The girl's white dress reflects Melody in the book. I like how she's standing over the edge, represents a scene in the book and I love the background. I love the city's light during the night. I think the ...
  • Shelby
    Dec 30, 2011
    This book just did nothing for me. I read it in a hour and a half, and the story just went no where. Usually I would be tempted to put this kind of book down, but it was just so short that I decided to finish. The plot was actually quite good. Or at least it could have been. Everyth...
  • Whitley
    Nov 04, 2011
    I am the author of Melody Burning. The book has not yet been published, and yet there are reviews from as early as last March. Last March, it hadn't even been FINISHED! For what it's worth, I think that these people are reviewing a controversial author who they dislike. They cannot hav...
  • Marie
    Jun 13, 2012
    I just genuinely did not enjoy this book AT ALL. I'm just going to leave it at that until my anger cools down, what a pure waste if my time! ...
  • Melanie
    Dec 28, 2011
    COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! This book was great. Please don't be discouraged by lesser reviews. This author is extremely talented...his swift writing made every chapter fast paced and fun, never dull or drug out. He did an astounding job switching between first and third person. His characte...
  • I used to read but now I don't It's bad I know
    Apr 17, 2012
    This book has a very cool title. This book has a very cool cover. However, this book is not cool. First of all, throw several pounds of swearing in my face in the first chapter and I'm not impressed. Second of all, base half your story on this guy lusting after this girl and this g...
  • Gigi S.
    Nov 26, 2012
    What. The. Hell. Was. That. This was , by far, the worst book I've ever read. I don't even want to list the reasons because it was just so painful to read. In every way a book can be bad, this was bad. This wasn't a book?it was a parody of cliches. I've honestly lost a little ...
  • Donna
    Apr 23, 2012
    Horrible. So horrible. I could barely finish it, in fact once I reached the epilogue, I just gave up. I did not find the characters very interesting. There is a rock star, Melody, and a boy who lives inside the same apartment building as her. The boy does not own an apartment, he i...
  • Kristi
    Mar 29, 2014
    At least I know why this was being sold at the dollar store...interesting, if not wholly original concept, poorly written, trite, and fairly lame. Disappointing ...
  • Christina
    Aug 12, 2012
    I only finished reading this book because I am impossibly hard on myself if I start a book and don't finish it, even if it is crap. And that is exactly what this book is, crap! The writing is absolutely terrible! You can barely keep up with the author and the word structure he uses. Ho...
  • Nara
    Feb 24, 2013
    I MAY REREAD TO SEE IF I LIKE IT BETTER NOW! BUT READ ON TO THE REVIEW. The writing and the characters were so bland and stupid. Seriously Beresford can't love Melody. He can't. No just no. I couldn't finish this book. He can't love her from seeing her on tv. I get a simple crush (I m...
  • Nicole
    Dec 09, 2013
    I'm giving this like a 2.5/3 star rating. In the beginning I was like this is boring I'm not going to like this. Then there were parts where I was like okay this is good, but then I'd get to a part that would make me not like the book. I totally didn't like the insta-love. I'm never a ...
  • Denise Taylor
    Apr 01, 2015
    I think the relationship between all the characters in this book that have one is weird. Why does Melody suddenly love him after he breaks into her room? Why does he love her? Why did the bad guy die in the fire? Why are Melody and her mom like that? ...