Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) by Sarah Tolcser

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1)
Hardcover373 pages
Expected publication: June 6th 2017 
by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Source: ARC Provided by Bloomsbury
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars
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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.


Thank you Bloomsbury for providing me a copy of Song of the Current at ALA MW. This in no way affected my opinion.

Song of the Current had this country feel while being a fun and imaginative fantasy pirate adventure. Caro is fierce and very independant which I really loved in a lead heroine. Some of the twists were predictable but they were brought to light early enough to make them enjoyable. The author did not drag them out to the very end.

I really loved Caro's parents dynamic as well and how the mythology and relationship to the gods was woven throughout the book. I think this was a excellent debut and I think this book was just the starting off point. It built the world and now I know book 2 is going to be even more enchanting.

About the Author:

Sarah Tolcser lives in New Orleans, where she wrangles iPads and rogue computers at her day job. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, she double majored in writing and philosophy. She enjoys video games, NBA basketball, and books about girls who blow stuff up. She is married, with three cats.
Sarah writes young adult fantasy and science fiction. She is represented by Susan Hawk at Upstart Crow Literary.
The C in Tolcser is silent.


  1. Ooh nice! This one sounded intriguing! Glad to hear it was true! Nice review!


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