[Reading] ➸ A Song Below Water ➮ Bethany C. Morrow – Manifest-money.info

A Song Below Water Tavia Is Already At Odds With The World, Forced To Keep Her Siren Identity Under Wraps In A Society That Wants To Keep Her Kind Under Lock And Key Never Mind She S Also Stuck In Portland, Oregon, A City With Only A Handful Of Black Folk And Even Fewer Of Those With Magical Powers At Least She Has Her Bestie Effie By Her Side As They Tackle High School Drama, Family Secrets, And Unrequited CrushesBut Everything Changes In The Aftermath Of A Siren Murder Trial That Rocks The Nation The Girls Favorite Internet Fashion Icon Reveals She S Also A Siren, And The News Rips Through Their Community Tensions Escalate When Effie Starts Being Haunted By Demons From Her Past, And Tavia Accidentally Lets Out Her Magical Voice During A Police Stop No Secret Seems Safe Any Soon Portland Won T Be Either A Song Below Water is a beautifully imaginative novel that touches on so many issues, but focuses on what it s like to be Black in the United States Tavia and Effie are sisters, but not by blood They live together, go to the same school, and are the closest of friends Effie has never met her father, and her mother died when she was young After an incident where she was the sole survivor of an accident at a park, Effie knows what it s like to be thrust into the spotlight Tavia is a siren Sh A Song Below Water is a beautifully imaginative novel that touches on so many issues, but focuses on what it s like to be Black in the United States Tavia and Effie are sisters, but not by blood They live together, go to the same school, and are the closest of friends Effie has never met her father, and her mother died when she was young After an incident where she was the sole survivor of an accident at a park, Effie knows what it s like to be thrust into the spotlight Tavia is a siren She inherited it from her grandmother, who she was never able to meet prior to her death, and her parents live in constant fear of the consequences if the news of Tavia s identity gets out Tavia and Effie both struggle with coming to grips with who they really are while facing a society that sees them only as a spectacle or a danger I never really got bored with this book At 288 pages, it s pretty short, and I think that might have something to do with it Regardless, I was never bored with it This book was a little outside of my usual style To be honest, I picked it up because I saw it being promoted on Instagram on blackouttuesday and thought it looked cool, and I wanted to support Black authors and representation in novels, so I bought it One thing I absolutely despise is contemporary YA, but I adore YA fantasy Although A Song Below Water seemed to be toeing the line between the two, it sounded interesting so I got it anyway, and I was not disappointed One thing you should know about this book is that sirens aren t the only magical creatures or races within it There are also elokos, gargoyles, oracles, and sprites I thought Morrow did a really good job creating a modern magical world, although I would have liked to have seen a littleof the results of how such creatures would have impacted our society It is, then, decent magical realism My only real complaint with this book was the writing style itself I will say that I might be biased because one of my biggest pet peeves in writing is when an author uses slang, text speech, or interesting punctuation in an effort to make their writingappealing for teen audiences I don t really think that s what Morrow was doing, because the writing honestly felt so genuine, but it irked me occasionally anyway But, as someone who really dislikes that kind of writing, I didn t notice it too much So, I really can t complain, since I was evidently too absorbed in the story for it to bother me I feel like there sI need to say that just isn t coming to mind right now, but let me assure you that this book is good Whether you read contemporary or fantasy, I think A Song Below Water is probably a good choice for you 3.75 really really enjoyed this Black sirens in a story about misogynoir set in an alternate Portland with an extremely pretty cover smashes my head into that want to read button Fantasy dances with racism, social justice, current politics Yes this is volatile and vivid combination and The author perfectly worked with this concoction and created a fast reading, powerful, captivating, one of the most interesting stories with well crafted and realistic characterization and thought provoking story telling.Two friends Tavia and Effie supports each other to survive at the metaphorical, wild jungle, dealing with too many things in their young age, family issues, past dramas, Fantasy dances with racism, social justice, current politics Yes this is volatile and vivid combination and The author perfectly worked with this concoction and created a fast reading, powerful, captivating, one of the most interesting stories with well crafted and realistic characterization and thought provoking story telling.Two friends Tavia and Effie supports each other to survive at the metaphorical, wild jungle, dealing with too many things in their young age, family issues, past dramas, secrets, boiling anger against the unfairness and injustice They two black girls lives in Portland, attends the high school at the area It s already challenging to survive in the territory.And Tavia has a big secret to keep she has powers growing inside her She shouldn t tell anyone but also restrain herself not to attract any attention because the woman who magical powers and let s add to be black into the equation could be one of the most dangerous things at the world she s living Unfortunately it could be said the same for the shameful world we re living at, too But when a famous internet fashion icon is killed, everything gets out of control like Tavia s uncontrollable magical voice during a police stop Yes, nothing will be same for her from now on.This is so unique, original, dazzling, surprising, one of my fastest reading I never say no to a well written fantasy with The hate U give vibes Writing, pacing, characterization and conclusion worked so well for me I think I have to say we truly have a WINNER I m giving my five in the name of sirens and magical powers love stars I really impressed Bethany C Morrow s writing skills and looking forward to readof her works.Special thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan Tom Doherty Associates Tor Teen to send this fantastic ARC to me in exchange my honest review

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