Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2017
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Audience: Older Teens
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.
Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.
For the life of me, I could NOT remember the title of Song of the Current. I was convinced that it had the word “curse” in the title, and it royally confused me. Aside from that and the fact that I had to read it in short bursts, I loved it. It truly was swashbuckling, filled with action and romance. Because of the sporadic way that I read it, I didn’t follow the politics or groups very well. By the end of the book, I couldn’t remember who disliked who. From what I understand, there will be another book, so I think I’ll need to re-read this one before book two comes out! I’m looking forward to it.