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A Chorus Rises

(A Song Below Water #2)

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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 awf
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2021 by Tor Teen
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y'all seeing this cover
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rachel ☾
#1) A Song Below Water ★★☆☆☆


this cover needs to be framed and hung in a museum

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megs_bookrack
ARC received!!!

Thank you so much, Tor Teen.



This is exactly the kick in the pants I need to pick up the first book, A Song Below Water, which I have owned since its release.

And let's all take a moment to admire this cover!!

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Pippin Hart • The Pigeon
WHAT?! Yes.
Elli
Jan 21, 2021 marked it as to-read
does anyone know if this is a companion novel or do i have to read the first book beforhand???
Pixie 🍜
I received this as an arc but while it is supposed to be a companion book and readable without reading the first book, I don’t recommend it. I had absolutely no idea what was happening, who anyone was, and I gave up because it gave me a headache. Not because it’s badly written but it really doesn’t make sense to me without the foundation of book one. I’m sure I’ll come back again after I’ve finished the first book now I know it’s related to it.
Alyssa Thomas
Bethany C. Morrow won for Best Cover in 2020 and it looks like she's gonna win for 2021 as well! This cover is BEAUTIFUL. ...more
Catalina
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgally for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I did not read the first book of Bethany C. Morrow, A song below water, but I decided to go ahead and read this one as it was presented as taking place in the same universe, but not a sequel. I will say that the start of the book was a bit confusing, so I now think that reading the first book might have helped with the required prior knowledge. Having said that, I absolutely loved the book.
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Rose
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
A Chorus Rises, the sequel to Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water, tells the story of Naema, an Eloko who up until now has had a pretty perfect life. In the year since the events of A Song Below Water, however, things have not gone as well for Naema. Needing to get away from Portland, Naema goes to visit family for the first time, and discovers new abilities she never knew she had.

Naema is not the most sympathetic character in A Song Below Water, and A Chorus Rises does an excellent job of ma
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Kristy Alley
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A Song Below Water was one of my favorite books I read last year, so I was excited to read this companion book and it did not disappoint! I wasn't sure how I felt about the focus being on Naema, but I soon relaxed in the author's expert hands and went with it. I really appreciate the fact that Naema is flawed and wrong about a lot of things, but she's still likeable and relatable even before her redemption arc really gets going. Morrow's refusal to fall back on easy, rigid categories of right an ...more
Roxana
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Solid follow-up to A Song Below Water. It’s less action-packed and dramatic than ASBW, as it’s far more of a character portrait exploring Naema’s internal journey and growth, but it works well in that vein. I love that these books place magic identity as one more intersecting factor within the realistic context of identities and oppressions/privileges, rather than taking the too-common easy way out of many fantasy books, where a magical/fantasy identity is a stand-in or metaphor for something li ...more
Rebecca
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ny, a major influencer in the Portland magic network, suffered a traumatic event at the hands of another, and is then vilified for it. She must face the loss of her followers, her friends, and herself. As she struggles to find a way to heal she must make a number of tough decisions along the way - does she get vengeance, or does she get justice?

This magical story is a little confusing in the beginning. There is a lot of backstory that must be shared in order to understand the situation our prota
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Jacob Rundle
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bethany has done it again. A CHORUS RISES is a wonderful story filled with self-discovery and empowerment. Trials and tribulations of the young. I have been a fan of Bethany's since A SONG BELOW WATER, and her next novel doesn't disappoint. The plot. Characters. Stakes. There is so much to unpack in this AMAZING story. I HIGHLY recommend A CHORUS RISES. Don't miss out! ...more
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Feb 05, 2021 marked it as to-read
This cover is stunning definitely in the running for the best cover of 2021 right along with The Gilded Ones.
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A somewhat-recovering expat living in the American Northeast (with one foot still firmly planted in Quebec), Bethany C Morrow writes speculative fiction for both the adult and the young adult market.

Her adult debut, MEM, was an ABA 2018 Indies Introduce pick, and a June Indie Next pick, and was featured/reviewed in: Locus Magazine, the LA Times, Buzzfeed, Book Riot, Bustle, and Tor.com, among othe
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