Goodreads Monday: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off, explain why you want to read it, etc. This is my very first time participating in this meme, so I’m super excited!

For today’s TBR pick, I’m going to be talking about…

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Book Blurb:

Bethany C. Morrow’s A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers ― a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today’s racism and sexism.

In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.

Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school’s junior year.

But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment.

Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To save themselves from drowning, it’s only Tavia and Effie’s unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all.

My Thoughts/Why I Want to Read It:

So I’ve talked a lot about how I need to increase the diversity in my reading and read from more authors of color, particularly Black authors. And A Song Below Water seems like the perfect place to start! The book is about sirens, people… SIRENS! My blog is literally called Mermaid Reads. Can you name a book that sounds more perfect for me? Probably not.

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The book incorporates a whole lot of Black girl magic + magical realism while also tackling important issues like racism and sexism. I think that in light of both recent events in the news and our world’s history of racism and sexism, A Song Below Water is a must-read.

I actually already purchased a physical copy of the book, and I encourage you to do the same, because holy crap, that cover is gorgeous! You may or may not be seeing TONS of bookstagram posts from me in your feed featuring this stunning book.

What about you?

What are some books on your TBR that you are simply dying to read? For me, the list goes on and on. I think EVERYday should be Goodreads Monday, because my TBR is just too d@mn long.

See you soon, friends!


10 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

  1. melbraxton says:

    I’m so excited or this book. It’s in my library queue and I can’t wait until it can be prioritized. Mermaids, black girl magic, and Portland? Yes, I want more of this. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and see your pictures!

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  2. Jamie @BubblyBooks says:

    That cover is fabulous!! I’m also trying to diversify my reading and feel like this one looks really great! I’ve also been reading a lot of books with sea setting lol!

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