Hush by Dylan Farrow
Seventeen-year-old Shae has led a seemingly quiet life, joking with her best friend Fiona, and chatting with Mads, the neighborhood boy who always knows how to make her smile. All while secretly keeping her fears at bay… Of the disease that took her brother’s life. Of how her dreams seem to bleed into reality around her. Of a group of justice seekers called the Bards who claim to use the magic of Telling to keep her community safe.
When her mother is murdered, she can no longer pretend.
Not knowing who to trust, Shae journeys to unlock the truth, instead finding a new enemy keen to destroy her, a brooding boy with dark secrets, and an untold power she never thought possible.
Shae is a strong and determined young woman. She is focused on finding her mother’s killer, above her own safety. It turns out that Shae has a rare gift, so she uses her new position to search for clues. But there is something far more sinister going on.
Hush is the first in a new YA fantasy series. It’s set in a unique world that takes a while to start to understand. But the story is captivating from the start. It’s full of suspense, drama, and intrigue. There are several gripping twists along the way, as well as engaging characters. I devoured this one quickly, and can’t wait for the sequel.