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Ada Public Library Y POW (Text) 33500013166715 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library Y POW (Text) 33500013166707 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781534438071
  • ISBN: 1534438076
  • ISBN: 9781534438095
  • ISBN: 1534438092
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2019.

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Seventeen-year-old violinist Moira Alexander joins with an old friend, Jude Osric, in seeking a killer after the sirens who live near their island are falsely accused of murder.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    Sirens live in the sea around the island town of Twillengyle: dangerous, deadly, and beautifully enticing. People who grew up in the town know how to steer clear of the mystical murderesses, learning what attracts them and what keeps them away. Moira, 17, carefully walks the knife's edge between safe and dead as she watches the sirens on the beach and plays her violin just out of their hearing. When a little boy is found on the beach with his throat slit—a little boy who should have known better—the townsfolk gather their arms and call for a culling of the sirens. But Moira, who's intrigued by the monsters, calls on an old friend to help her prove the death isn't on the sirens' hands. What follows is a twisty, fairy-tale-like thriller. The novel, Powell's first, reads like a fantasy take on Veronica Mars, a mystery with magic included. Recommended for larger teen collections or tween-centric shelves. Grades 7-9. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kelly Powell has a bachelor&;s degree in history and book and media studies from the University of Toronto. She currently lives in Ontario. She is the author of Songs from the Deep and Magic Dark and Strange. Visit her online at or on Twitter @KellyCPowell.

Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Sirens (Mythology) > Fiction.
Musicians > Fiction.
Violin > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.

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