I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting today’s spot on the A Chorus Rises by Bethany C Morrow, hosted by Jean Book Nerd Tours! Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
A Chorus Rises
By Bethany C. Morrow
YA Contemporary Fantasy
Released June 1, 2021
Hardcover – Kindle – Audiobook
The Hate U Give meets Shadowshaper in Bethany C. Morrow’s A Chorus Rises, a brilliant contemporary fantasy set in the world of A Song Below Water.
Teen influencer Naema Bradshaw has it all: she’s famous, privileged, has “the good hair”— and she’s an Eloko, a person who’s gifted with a song that woos anyone who hears it. Everyone loves her — well, until she’s cast as the awful person who exposed Tavia’s secret siren powers.
Now, she’s being dragged by the media. No one understands her side: not her boyfriend, not her friends, nor her Eloko community. But Naema knows the truth and is determined to build herself back up — no matter what.
When a new, flourishing segment of Naema’s online supporters start targeting black girls, however, Naema must discover the true purpose of her magical voice.
In this sequel to A Song Below Water, we are told the story from Naema’s perspective. In ASBW Naema is the mean girl that ruins Effie & Tavia’s lives. After The Awakening in ASBW Naema goes from being loved and praised for being Eloko – a magical person gifted with a song that can win anyone over, to the villain. This can be ready as a standalone but is will be so much less confusing if you know the full story.
This book shows just how explosive and influential social media can be. Naema goes from being adored to hated at the drop of a dime. Naema decides to head South to stay with extended family that she never sees. Her family doesn’t care about her magical identity she has created they treat her like family. She’s loved for being just Naema.
A great story about finding oneself amongst the negative. Faced with her race, and being privileged, social media bashing she has to figure out who she really is. Naema comes off as a snarky princess but still feels completely believable.
Overall a really good read!
About The Author
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 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.
Connect With Bethany
Huge thanks to Tor Teen & Jean Book Nerd Tours for my gifted copy! To get your hands on this amazing book click on one of the links below!
And now the moment you’ve been waiting for… The Giveaway!!
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
3 (3️⃣) Winners will receive a Copy of A CHORUS RISES by Bethany C. Morrow
ENDS: JULY 12, 2021
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