The Hush – Skye Melki-Wegner

My daughter bought me a Kindle for my recent birthday and wished to add a book. ‘Something by an Australian female writer, please.’ My daughter and I have similar tastes in books and as usual, I was not disappointed.

The Hush…

 Chester is on the road, traveling from town to town, in search of his father or, the very least, for clues about his father’s disappearance. Along the way, in return for food and lodgings, he plays his prized possession, his fiddle. When he accidentally connects with the Song, he becomes the target of Songshapers, the only people who have legal license to connect to the Song.

The Songshaper is not the only one looking for Chester. Susannah, the Captain of the notorious Nightfall Gang, also has a use for his special talents.  He agrees to join them; they can keep him safe from the Songshapers and they know the secrets of The Hush. They are his only hope of finding his father. But Susannah has her own, personal, reasons for asking Chester to join them. She is after revenge.

My thoughts …

The Hush is a YA fantasy and ticked all the boxes for me: threats of death, evil Songshapers. a Robin-Hood-style gang and, music used as a magical tool. To top it off, the Hush, a shadow version of their world, built on the echoes of music in which the gang can hide or travel for a short time, kept me turning the pages. Skye Melki-Wegner’s imagination is awe-inspiring. The story was beautifully written and is fun to read.


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