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The Hum and the Shiver - Alex Bledsoe
The Hum and the Shiver
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Named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills. . . .No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Enigmatic and suspicious... show more
Named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills. . . .No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be a mystery, there are hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.Bronwyn Hyatt, a pure-blood Tufa, has always insisting on doing things her own way, regardless of the consequences. Even though Tufa rarely leave Cloud County, she enlisted in the Army to escape the pressures of Tufa life—her family, her obligations as a First Daughter, and her dangerous ex-boyfriend. But after barely surviving a devastating ambush that killed most of her fellow soldiers, Private Hyatt returns to Cloud County wounded in body and in spirit. But danger lurks in the mountains and hollows of her childhood home. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless “haint” lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn’s darkest secrets. Worst of all, Bronwyn has lost touch with the music that was once a vital part of her identity.Now Bronwyn finds the greatest battle to be right here at home, where her obligations struggle with her need for freedom, and if she makes the wrong choice, the consequences could be deadly for all the Tufa. . . .“A sheer delight.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765327444 (0765327449)
ASIN: 765327449
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 349
Edition language: English
Series: Tufa (#1)
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Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.0 The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe - My Thoughts
Novels of the Tufa - Book 1 This book was a guts buy for me when it was on sale a few weeks ago. I picked it and books 2 and 3 up at the same time just because the blurbs sounded good! And different.We're basically talking musical fae folk in the Appalachian mountains. The Tuatha Dé Dannan of Ir...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.0 She hums and she shivers
I liked this book much more than Bledsoe’s Eddie LaCrosse series. It was written better, and its story was deeper and more mature. The protagonist, a twenty-year-old soldier of the US army Bronwyn, was injured in Iraq. She has returned home to recuperate, but her homecoming is not at all restful. In...
Read Fragment
Read Fragment rated it
This book was engrossing, and despite the hints of magic woven throughout, I never guessed the eventual origins.
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
I was attracted to The Hum and the Shiver because I seek out books where music = magic. Unfortunately, the tempo of The Hum and the Shiver was just a bit odd, and while individual verses were attractive, in the end the book was dischordant. In the end the book didn't quite blend into a symphony for ...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
2.0 The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa Novels Series, #1)
This wasn't what I'd expected; I think I expected less romance and more magic. Also, despite the title, I still don't really know what the hum or the shiver is. Added to that was the strange choice of readers; a man and a woman. Emily Janice Card read Bronwyn's chapters and Stefan Rudnicki read all ...
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