Friday, April 3, 2015

Radio Post: "Swim Until You Can't See Land" by Frightened Rabbit

It's not really Radio Week, but we thought this pairing was too good to hold on til next year for it...

Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
The women in Avery Roe's family have always been witches. Her grandmother is the woman that sailors and captains go to for guarantees of their safe journeys. She is also who to seek for guarantees of fidelity or a promise that your husband won't return from the sea.

Avery Roe wants nothing more than to follow in her grandmother's footsteps. But ever since her mother returned when Avery was 12 years old and took her away from the island where she'd been living with her grandmother, she hasn't been able to make her magic awake. The only gift she's successful at is reading dreams. She can tell a person's future based on what they remember from theirs.

She can also read her own dreams and one morning she wakes up dreaming of a whale. Not just of a whale, but that she is one. She can taste blood on her teeth when she wakes up and Avery Roe suddenly knows that she is going to die.

Can you change the future that Avery reads from your dreams? Tane, the sailor who arrives from an Island near New Zealand seeking her skills thinks so, but Avery isn't so sure. But, there's a saying on Prince Island that says "you can never kill a Roe Witch," her dream and this saying can't both be right. Someone is going to die and unless Avery can awaken her magic, she's certain it's going to be her.

The tension in this book runs high. It will have you turning the pages so quickly to see if Avery's dreams are true. Plus, if you're someone who loves to be around salt water breezes or who enjoys walking along the beach after a hurricane, you will enjoy stepping into the shoes of one Miss Avery Roe.

Swim Until You Can't See Land - Frightened Rabbit
When Avery's mother will not let her go back to her grandmother's cottage, Avery's frustration burns up from head to toe. I think you get the same feeling from this Frightened Rabbit song. She'd like to get as far away from her mom as she can- even if that means swimming until she can't see land.

More to Read:

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Summer Book Blockbuster: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Intuition by C.J. Omololu



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