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.
Author: Sarah Tolcser
Published: June 6th 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Source: ARC provided by publisher
I almost DNF this one. I started this one a few weeks ago and read like 70 pages but couldn’t get into it. It wasn’t boring but wasn’t all too engaging. But then, my friends started gushing about it, so I was like, “why not give this book another try?”. Boy, I am glad I continued because I adore this story!! The characters and magic is all super fun and awesome. I totally ship Caro and Tarquin. Their romance is so adorable!
I adore Caro! She’s strong, feisty, sassy, energetic–and basically everything you could ever love about a character. I love how devoted and caring she is about the people she loves.
To sum it all up, although Song of the Current may have some slow points, it should still be on my TBR! After all, pirates, romance, magic, adventure—who can ask for more?!