Hey hi hello! It is I, your friendly neighborhood Stacia back with another book review! Today I’m honored to be on JeanBookNerd‘s tour for A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow! This book released just a few weeks ago, so go grab a copy from your local bookstore. Read past the review for a cool giveaway!
Guys. These two books are so amazing. There’s magic, social issues, and fantasy all wrapped in these beautiful bows! Book 1 (ASBW) is split between the perspective of two sisters: one is a Siren, and the other doesn’t know what she is. The main character in Chorus is featured in Song, but not much.
Book 2 (ACR) does contain some spoilers for the first book, so I’d definitely recommend reading these two books in published order to make sure you get the full story. Naema is an Eloko: a supernatural being, but the kind that is cool and doesn’t have to hide what they are.
Naema starts off where we left her in the previous book: acting a spoilt brat who refuses to see that maybe she is the reason people don’t like her. A strange twist of fate has found her without her Eloko song anymore, Chorus is about her journey to get her song back (or not) and her learning who she is and who she wants to be.
Want a chance to win one of (3) copies of A Chorus Rises? Click here to enter the tour wide giveaway!
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Bethany C. Morrow is an Indie Bestselling author who writes for adult and young adult audiences, in genres ranging from speculative literary to contemporary fantasy to historical. She is author of the novels and Mem and A Song Below Water, which is an Audie, Ignyte and Locus finalist. She is editor/contributor to the young adult anthology Take the Mic, the 2020 ILA Social Justice in Literature award winner. Her work has been chosen as Indies Introduce and Indie Next picks, and featured in The LA Times, Forbes, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and more. She is included on USA TODAY’s list of 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read.