Silent Harmony (Fairmont Riding Academy, #1) by Michele Scott

Silent Harmony (Fairmont Riding Academy, #1)

Small town seventeen-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra going on—she is also an “equine empath,” someone who has the ability to read horses’ minds and moods. When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school’s snooty drama queen, intense competition in the...

Details Silent Harmony (Fairmont Riding Academy, #1)

TitleSilent Harmony (Fairmont Riding Academy, #1)
Release DateMay 28th, 2013
GenreAnimals, Horses, Mystery, Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

Reviews Silent Harmony (Fairmont Riding Academy, #1)

  • Ixris
    The good: Bitchy rich kids and bitchy teenagers being bitchy and constantly thinking about being in each others' pants. Also, horses, which I am terrified of in real life, but can appreciate from a distance.The bad: Awkward writing comes off forced at first, full of weird tense shifts that make sense only tangentially, and there's a murder mystery in here uh... somehow? Also, MOST of the book is first-person, except for the chapters narrated by t...
  • Kar Achondo
    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I have mixed feelings about this book. I think I like it... It sounded entertaining, the premise was good and I was really excited about it, but somehow I fell on a reading slump while reading it. I had to fight through the pages because I couldn't keep my mind on task. The story wasn't bad, I mean, it wasn't like I hated the book, I just couldn't make myself sit an...
  • Kelly
    Source: Netgalley ARC provided by publisher ( Thank you! )Rating 3.5 Stars. The quick version: Good for older teens (language, sexual references) and has a lot of potential with complex characters and a well thought out mystery. If 3rd person present doesn't bother you, you'll probably like it better than I did. The long version:Silent Harmony is exactly the type of book I would have picked up when I was a kid, and even still today. But especiall...
  • kazually
    dnf at page 58.this book is psychotic,,, and not in a good way. it's literally crazy and deranged and insane and doesn't make sense.
  • Jennifer McClelland
    Posted at Book Hoarder ReviewsFirst off let me say Thank You to NetGalley for the digital ARC of this book. I was so excited to be able to read it. This book sounded like it had me written all over it. Teenage girl with a love of horses? Check? A ritzy prep school? Check? A little murder? Double check. Okay so I never went to prep school or solved a murder, but I’ve experiences with both.I love books that have a strong female character. Unlike ...
  • Fly To The Sky
    This review first appeared on my blog, Read Books and Live GreenI received this book for review via Netgalley.When I first saw the cover I was interested. It has been a while since I picked up a book on horses. And it sounded like a step up from Heartland, Chestnut Hill, and Canterwood Crest, the series that I had previously read. (I loved Heartland and Chestnut Hill and Canterwood crest was okay.) And then I read the summary and it sounded AMAZI...
  • Claire (Cem)
    3.5 Stars.I really liked the premise of this book. For a horsey girl like me, it certainly satisfied there. I'm sure all horse people like myself would LOVE to have the ability to 'talk' with horses as Vivienne Taylor does here. The authors authentic horse know-how clearly comes from years of experience, rather than book learned theory, coming across naturally on the page. Vivienne was pretty easy to like, and Harmony caught my heart.However. I d...
  • Kathleen
    4.5 starsI was excited to read this book when I heard about it. Ever since I was young, I always loved horses, so I couldn't wait to read Silent Harmony. It was good, but not great. It had many of my favorite things--horses, mystery, and paranormal qualities (the main character is able to read horses minds/moods and communicate with them). At the beginning, I felt she overdid it with the guys. Which turned out to be fine, since (view spoiler)[the...
  • Genevieve Scholl
    I really wanted to LOVE this book. When I saw it in Walmart and read the back, I was so excited for such a unique concept. However, it did not live up to my expectations. The POV of the boys was weak and less interesting than the main character (not sure why it was even included, honestly). The story dragged quite a bit, with no real “action” until Chapter 20. It was going to get a lower grade, but after Chapter 20 it really did get a hell of...
  • Laura
    Plot: There was a lot going on in this book. The main mystery was interesting, but there were a lot of questions that never got resolved. The plot was entertaining in a ridiculous, soap opera kind of way. I did feel like the resolution of the mystery was a bit rushed and didn't necessarily make the most sense.Characters: I wanted to like Vivienne. Her ability to communicate with horses was cool, and she really loved the animals. But I just couldn...