I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley
Published by Simon and Schuster on April 19, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Format: ARC, eBook
In this gorgeous standalone fantasy with a “sweet sapphic romance” (Booklist), a young musician sets out to expose her rival for illegal use of magic only to discover the deception goes deeper than she could have imagined—perfect for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens!
Music runs in Sofi’s blood.
Her father is a Musik, one of only five musicians in the country licensed to compose and perform original songs. In the kingdom of Aell, where winter is endless and magic is accessible to all, there are strict anti-magic laws ensuring music remains the last untouched art.
Sofi has spent her entire life training to inherit her father’s title. But on the day of the auditions, she is presented with unexpected competition in the form of Lara, a girl who has never before played the lute. Yet somehow, to Sofi’s horror, Lara puts on a performance that thoroughly enchants the judges.
Almost like magic.
The same day Lara wins the title of Musik, Sofi’s father dies, and a grieving Sofi sets out to prove Lara is using illegal magic in her performances. But the more time she spends with Lara, the more Sofi begins to doubt everything she knows about her family, her music, and the girl she thought was her enemy.
As Sofi works to reclaim her rightful place as a Musik, she is forced to face the dark secrets of her past and the magic she was trained to avoid—all while trying not to fall for the girl who stole her future.
-Deep, Involved Fantasy!
–music as magic
–a RIVALRY that ends in KISSING?
This is many things I enjoy in a book. Four stars. Bookshop link here.