Release date: June 1
If you haven't read Book 1, A Song Below Water: Tavia is a siren, but since society is unkind to sirens, who are Black women, that identity is kept firmly a secret. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her best friend, Effie, where there are only a handful of Black folk and even fewer with powers. But after a murder trial is flipped on its head when it's revealed that the victim may have been a siren, Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia's magical voice makes an accidental appearance.
What it's about: After being cast as the awful person who exposed Tavia's powers, teen influencer Naema Bradshaw is being dragged by the media. Her boyfriend, her friends, and even her Eloko community don't seem to understand her side; and when a new segment of her online supporters starts targeting Black girls, Naema must discover the power and purpose of her magic. A Chorus Rises is an incredible exploration of character and certainly places this series among the best YA has ever seen.
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