Review: Oshun Rising by Jennifer Alsever

About the book:

OSHUN has everything a young pop star could ever want—fame, fortune, and beauty to spare. But there’s something dark inside of her, rising like the tide, fighting to be heard. Something that terrifies her. Because once she lets it out, she knows there’s no going back.

EMBER is drowning. Fighting for consciousness, struggling to make sense of the strange dreams she’s been having—prophecies of murder, deception, and blackmail. But once she begins to untangle them, she realizes that they might not be dreams at all…and if she doesn’t find a way to stop what she’s seeing, more people will die.

MADDIE is barely staying afloat. How can she be expected to care about school when her best friend Ember is still missing, presumed dead? So when Ember’s brother calls and tells her about his theory about a pop star who may be involved in Ember’s disappearance, she rallies him to take a road trip to check it out.

Cover of Jennifer Elsever's Oshun Rising

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Review by Katy Haye:

I absolutely loved this. I read Ember Burning back in the summer and I enjoyed it, but Oshun Rising takes a massive step forward in so many ways: writing, plotting, characters, the world Jennifer Alsever has created.

I am exhausted and my nerves are shot – the pace was fast enough to satisfy even me, and I spent the entire second half of the story gripping my kindle and hoping the characters could avoid all the awful things creeping closer and closer.

Fabulous. I want more!

Katy Haye writes speculative YA fiction. The Clockwork War, set in an alternate, war-torn 1840s England with a mechanical genius for a heroine, is now out and available for just .99.

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