Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley. When I saw we were getting Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley I was really excited! I really enjoyed Sweet and Bitter Magic and this one sounds even more intriguing. I know I’ll be reading this soon, had hoped to read it before the tour (obviously), but I’ve just fallen behind on my reading this month. Doesn’t mean I wont be staring at this cover while I wait lol.
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Adrienne Tooley (she/her) was born and raised in the desert suburbs of Southern California. She grew up in the theater, earning her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. She and her wife currently live in New York City where she works in hospitality tech. In addition to writing novels she is also a singer/songwriter and has released several EPs which are available on Spotify & other streaming sites. Her debut novel, SWEET & BITTER MAGIC, is out now from S&S/McElderry. Her second novel, SOFI AND THE BONE SONG, will release from S&S/McElderry in 2022. She can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @adriennetooley.
About The Book
Title: Sofi and the Bone Song
Author: Adrienne Tooley
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
Publishing Date: April 19th, 2022
Page Length: 416
Age Range: YA
Rep: f/f, lesbian, queer, gay, and non-binary
In this gorgeous, queer standalone fantasy, 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.
Content Warning (from author):
Sofi & the Bone Song is a book about parental power and abuse shaping bad habits in pursuit of artistic perfection. Throughout the novel Sofi works to unlearn habits of harm, and to recognize her conditioning and abuse for what it was. Therefore, within the book you will find the following:
- depictions of emotional abuse at the hand of a parent
- parental death by suicide (off-page)
- descriptions of self-harm