Waiting On Wednesday: Song of the Current – Sarah Tolcser

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Waiting On Wednesday in a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we discuss an upcoming release that you’re…well…waiting on! And this seems like the perfect excuse to have mini fangirl freakouts over the books I NEED ASAP.

This week, I’m flailing over Song of the Current.

What You Need to Know

31450960Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

Published by Bloomsbury on June 6th, 2017

Synopsis:Caroline Oresteia has always been destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.

So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport a dangerous cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she never could have imagined.

This immersive fantasy debut set along the waterways of a magical world will entrance fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard. Sarah Tolcser weaves an epic story of danger and destiny with enchanting world-building and captivating characters.

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Why I’m Flailing

First of all, PIRATES were mentioned, so of course I’m sold.

Second, the setting and plot, just from the synopsis, sound like nothing I’ve ever heard before. What does she mean by the river god speaking her name? Is she going to be sacrificed to the river god? Is she going to serve as a priestess? Is she going to have a specific job? What does it mean???? And what cargo is she carrying that’s so important? Color me intrigued.

Add in an absolutely gorgeous cover and name-dropping Sabaa Tahir as a comparison, and you have me sold.

That’s it for me. What books are you waiting on?

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