Author- Thalia Kalkipsakis.
Publish date- July 2012.
Publisher- Hardie Grant Egmont.
The world of dance in hard. Intense. Unforgivable. And Scarlett is willing to do anything to become professional. She's moving towards her dream life and dances practically full time at the National Academy of Performing Arts. Her life is perfect and she's sure she can keep it that way. Until she meets Moss, a musician who opens the door to a whole new world, a world that is unlike the world she's inhabited for most of her life. And it sweeps her up, leaving her playing a very hard and dangerous game.
Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont for this review copy!
What I thought:
Though definitely not as full blown as Scarlett's dance life, I myself danced for most of my life before stopping a few years ago, so I connected with the world of this story really well- it's a fierce and competitive profession, even for teenagers, and the way Thalia bought all that across was really wonderful, it is very believable. But wether it is believable or not, I didn't like Silhouette. The writing didn't capture me and neither did the characters, nor their actions. It felt very drawn out for me and though the romance is the centrepiece of this story, romance, music and dance, none of the themes were enjoyable to read about in Silhouette, for me personally, whereas I've been able to read and really enjoy some similar themes in different books.
The cover isn't anything particularly special to me, but it's not terrible- it fits the story quite well, actually, capturing the dance essence and, for me, the fact that it doesn't stop. Dance doesn't falter or hesitate, even if you want to photograph it.
I commend Thalia Kalkipsakis for her knowledge of this world and for bringing it across, opening it for people who didn't know it. It's an eye opener, I am sure.