Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free Kindle Book Review: Cicada Song

I love my Kindle!  Even more, I love that there are so many books that I can read for free on it.  Amazon has a great selection of free books for Kindle, and my local library now has books that you can check out for computers and electronic devices, Kindle included.  No trip to the library necessary, and never an overdue fine!  I am in book heaven, people!

Since I get so many of the free books, I thought maybe I'd share the ones I liked from time to time.  Today I'm going to tell you about Cicada Song by Bradford Combs.  You can find it on Amazon.  This story is full of mystery and suspense, with secrets and romance tossed in.  This story has many twists and turns in it, and will keep you guessing about what really happened to the central characters seven years prior.

Set in the small town of Anderson in 2004, the story takes place during Cicada Song, a local week-long festival to celebrate the emergence of the cicadas every 17 years.  Ellis is an author invited to attend the festival, and he gets deeply involved in the mystery that surrounds what happened to four very close friends in 1997, and how it has changed their lives.  They are:  Sara, Jacob, Stan, and Phil.

Sara and Jacob, engaged to be married.  Shortly thereafter, tragedy struck.

Stan, Jacob's best friend, also very close to Sara.

Phil, troubled as a kid, redeemed as a teen, is now the town drunk.

And, Ellis has a few issues of his own.

Going between the current 2004 and what happened in 1997, the story unfolds in such a way that you're never quite sure how it's all going to come together.  I really enjoyed this book, and hope you will too!


  1. I've downloaded lots of the free Kindle books, but not this one. Next time I run out of reading material I'll have to remember it. Thanks for the review!

  2. I just wanted to stop in and say thanks for reviewing my novel, Cicada Song. It's always amazing to see people enjoying my work, so thank you for giving it a chance. I'm turning Cicada Song into book 1 of a series called the Anderson series, which will follow misc. people as they experience life in Anderson. The next book is 8 chapters in right now and I'm excited to get it out there. It's a new cast and a new story, but it takes place two years after Cicada Song, so expect cameos and references.

    Thanks again,
    Bradford Combs