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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y FAR (Text) 33500013309844 New Available -
Hawley Public Library Y FAR (Text) 33500013309851 New Available -
Roseau Public Library ya FAR (Text) 35500006425365 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250235909
  • ISBN: 1250235901
  • Physical Description: 374 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"A stunning and timely debut from activist Dylan Farrow, Hush is a powerful feminist fantasy full of surprising insights, that casts a ray of light into the shadows of a society based on silencing and lies. How do you speak up in a world where propaganda is a twisted form of magic? In the land of Montane, language is literal magic to the select few who possess the gift of Telling. This power is reserved for the Bards, and, as everyone knows, the Bards have almost always been men. Seventeen-year-old Shae has lived her entire life in awe of the Bards-and afraid of the Blot, a deadly disease spread by ink, which took the life of her younger brother five years ago. Ever since, Shae fears she's cursed. But when tragedy strikes again, and her mother is found murdered with a golden dagger-a weapon used only by the Bards-Shae is forced to act. With a heart set on justice, Shae journeys to High House in search of answers. But when the kind, fatherly Cathal, the High Lord of Montane, makes Shae an undeniable offer to stay and train as a Bard, Shae can't refuse. Through this twisty tale, Shae endures backbreaking training by a ruthless female Bard, tentative and highly-forbidden feelings for a male Bard with a dark past, and a castle filled with dangerous illusions bent on keeping its secrets buried. But sometimes, the truth is closer than we think. We just have to learn to listen. "Farrow carefully crafts a layered world hiding dark secrets and gives us a fierce protagonist determined to unearth the truth-no matter the consequences. A compelling tale that's bound to grab your heart."--Swati Teerdhala, author of the Tiger at Midnight series"-- Provided by publisher
In the land of Montane, language is literal magic to the select few who possess the gift of Telling. This power is reserved for the Bards, and the Bards have almost always been men. Shae has lived her entire life in awe of the Bards-- and afraid of the Blot, a deadly disease spread by ink, which took the life of her younger brother five years ago. When her mother is found murdered with a golden dagger-- a weapon used only by the Bards-- Shae is forced to act. With a heart set on justice, Shae journeys to High House in search of answers. But when the kind, fatherly Cathal, the High Lord of Montane, makes Shae an undeniable offer to stay and train as a Bard, Shae can't refuse. -- adapted from publisher info.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    In a culture and a time where the use of ink (for writing of any kind) can bring on a deadly plague, Shae's sudden, violent loss of her family results in a journey to seek help. She approaches the High Bards, supernaturally talented and trained individuals who police Montane, ridding villages of the Indigo Death and collecting tithes for High House and Lord Cathal. Once at High House, she discovers her own special talents and begins bard training, only to unearth dark truths about power and corruption in the process. Short action-driven chapters and Shae's first-person narration move this above-average fantasy romance detective story along at a good clip. There are a few moments of sentimental overtelling, but readers will breeze right through them to see what new danger their heroine will face next. Incorporating commentary on propaganda, censorship, and female empowerment, Farrow's debut reveals her activist roots. Try this with fans of Natalie Mae's The Kinder Poison (2020), or, for a disease-driven plot, try Margaret Owen's Merciful Crow series. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DYLAN FARROW is a writer, mother, and activist for survivors of sexual assault. Growing up in both New York City and rural Connecticut, she spent countless hours drawing and writing for pleasure. After graduating from Bard College she found a position at CNN as a production assistant and later moved into graphic design. Soon, however, she felt that neither were her calling. Dylan returned to writing full time, exploring her love of YA fantasy. Hush is her debut novel.

Subject: Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Storytellers > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Sexism > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Diseases > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Girls & Women.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Coming of Age.
Blessing and cursing.
Diseases.
Magic.
Murder > Investigation.
Revenge.
Sexism.
Storytellers.
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Novels.

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