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Sofi and The Bone Song | Blog Tour, Review & Mood Board



Title: Sofi and The Bone Song

Author:Adrienne Tooley

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster/ Margaret K. McElderry Books

Pages: 416

Release Date: 19 April 2022

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Hello fellow booklovers, welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours blog tour for Sofi and The Bone Song where I’ll be sharing my review and Mood Board. Adrienne Tooley’s newest release is a beautifully crafted and endearing YA fantasy that will definitely tug at your heartstrings in this vividly descriptive, magic infused standalone.

I also just wanted to say a massive thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours and Simon & Schuster/ Margaret K. McElderry Books for this phenomenal e-arc.


You can also find the rest of the Tour Schedule down below.


Synopsis

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.


Review

I honestly couldn’t put this down it was soo good! The world-building is enchanting and the magic system enchanting (and incredibly easy to follow along with.) I loved Tooley’s writing style which I found incredibly lyrical at times. The pacing is a little slow but incredibly detailed and imbued to with a rather melodious tone that complemented Sofi’s emotional endeavours and the juxtaposed dual timelines of Sofi’s journey. With the timeline switching between Sofi’s travelling with Lara on her first Musik tour and Sofi’s years of intense training implemented by her rather dislikable and mostly absentee father.


It’s through those childhood scenes and the difference in Lara’s passionate but laidback approach to music that really brings the complexity of Sofi (and her thought processes) to life—honestly seeing the intentionally cruel “training” and the blind faith Sofi placed in it (an in turn her father) was absolutely heart breaking especially when directly compared to what she learns/ witnesses in Lara’s performances.


Lara, though not given as detailed a backstory as Sofi was still and incredibly well crafted character that I was utterly prepared to dislike but ended up absolutely loving. honestly she’s just such a wonderfully caring and empathetic character that despite being Sofi’s rival I did really feel for her and her reasons for wanting to pursue music as an escape.


Overall, this is a beautifully written and spellbinding story that teaches the importance of acceptance and self love and that passion is what truly makes an artist stand out, not self-inflicted suffering. Fans of An Enchantment Of Ravens should definitely check this out—it’s absolutely wonderful!


Also, a huge thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours and Margaret K. McElderry Books for the e-arc.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5


Mood Board



About The Author

Pic by Sylvie Rosokoff

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. SOFI AND THE BONE SONG is her second novel.


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TBR and Beyond Tour Schedule

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April 22nd Fanna for Books – Review Binded by Letters – Review Book lover’s book reviews – Promotional Post & Tik Tok The Girl Who Reads – Review


April 23rd Kait Plus Books – Interview & Mood Board The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post paperbacktomes – Top 5 Reasons to Read Sofi and the Bone Song


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