Book I Covet: Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule

I have to admit it's the cover of Strange Sweet Song that is most appealing to me. But it also has a very interesting premise.

A young soprano enrolls in a remote music academy where nothing, not even her mysterious young vocal coach, is as it seems

Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth—not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians—but as an artist and leading lady in her own right.

Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school's production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary?

Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there.

Lyrical, gothic, and magical, Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule will captivate and enchant readers.

Strange Sweet Song will be released on March 11, 2014. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

What book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series we do here on Wednesdays. It will feature books we are very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is basically the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, but we just like the title "books we covet" better. We will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. 


  1. Paulina Jiménez GoncenFebruary 12, 2014 at 6:43:00 AM PST

    I hadn't heard of this one but it has a great premise, thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  2. This is on my tbr list as well. Great pick!

  3. Oh my, how intriguing! I haven't seen many YA books about singing! Thanks for sharing (and for stopping by my blog to check out Understudy, too)! :D

  4. Great pick!! I hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

  5. Wow! This one sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing and stopping by our WOW.


  6. Great pick, yes the cover is awesome! Have fun reading :)

  7. Oh sounds good! Love the cover! New follower :)

    ­Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  8. Ooh this is new to me. I hadn't seen this one. I will have to add this one to my TBR pile.

    Books of Love

  9. I love the cover for this too! I haven’t seen a story about music and magic and with a gothic twist too. That sounds really cool.

  10. Looks like a dark but original read. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jenn @ Tale of Two DoxiesFebruary 13, 2014 at 5:10:00 PM PST

    I've seen this one around and I love the cover! It sounds really great, thanks for sharing!


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