We Are The Song Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WE ARE THE SONG by Catherine Bakewell Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: WE ARE THE SONG

Author: Catherine Bakewell

Pub. Date: May 3, 2022

Publisher: Holiday House

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

A lush and beautiful fantasy set in a world where music is magic and the fate of many thrones lies with one girl…

Twelve-year-old Elissa has been raised in seclusion as a devotee of the Mother Goddess. She is a special child, a blessed child, a child who can sing miracles into being. Her voice can heal wounds, halt landslides, cure hunger–and even end wars.

But there are those who would use her gift for darker things. And when Elissa finds herself the farthest from home she’s ever been–along with her vain and jealous music tutor, Lucio–she will have to develop the judgment to decide who wants to use her song to heal… and who wants to use her song to hurt.

Reviews:

“Elissa’s desire to follow her divinely inspired abilities and overcome the barriers to her musical ambitions echo women’s historical experiences in classical music. . . . And constellations of race, sexuality, and gender expression lend richness to an already unique world.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
“This fast-paced fantasy is full of action and intrigue, taking place in a war-torn world that still holds much beauty and magic. Readers will come to love Elissa, who struggles with doubts as she faces heartbreak, tragedy, and loneliness and tries to fight for what is right. An excellent addition to middle-grade fantasy collections.”—Booklist


“Fantasy fans will queue up for this delightful novel with its strong female characters and carefully drawn fantasy world. . . . Fast packed action will keep readers totally engaged. This captivating novel promises a good future for this first-time author.”—School Library Connection

“An exploration of devotion and finding one’s voice.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

My Review

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A debut that will enrapture you from the first page. We follow Elissa, who has the power from the goddess to sing magic into the world. She can heal, transform objects and even bring happiness with a few notes of her voice. But when people start asking her to do the goddesses work, she starts to realize that not all of them want something good. 

A beautifully written story. As a Christian I seen so many parallels from this story and real life concerning religion. Bakewell weaves a masterful novel as if she's been writing for years. I think this book will resonate with readers of all ages. Elissa is such an amazing character, relatable and believable. The plot is very good vs. evil but done in a way that will touch your heart. Overall I thought it was an amazing read and I'll definitely check out Blakewells coming works. 

Huge thanks to Rock Star Book Tours, Holiday House & Catherine Blakewell for my gifted copy. 

 

About Catherine Bakewell:

Catherine Bakewell is a writer, artist, and opera enthusiast. She has lived in Spain and in France, where she romped through gardens, ate pastries, and worked on her novels. We Are the Song is her debut.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of WE ARE THE SONG, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/2/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

5/2/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

5/3/2022

fictionologyst

Review/IG Post

5/3/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

5/4/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

5/4/2022

boozybook blog

Review/IG Post

5/5/2022

Excuse Me, I’m Reading

Review

5/5/2022

TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

Review

5/6/2022

A Bookish Dream

Review/IG Post

5/6/2022

Celia’s Reads

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

5/9/2022

@the.page.sage

TikTok Review/IG Post

5/9/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

5/10/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

5/10/2022

onemused

Review

5/11/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

5/11/2022

Log Cabin Library

Review

5/12/2022

Eli to the nth

Review/IG Post

5/12/2022

Momfluenster

Review/IG Post

5/13/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

Review

5/13/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review


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