The Turnaway Girls

The Turnaway Girls

Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters ? and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea. On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters ? and girls with...

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Title:The Turnaway Girls
Author:Hayley Chewins
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Genres:Fantasy
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Turnaway Girls Reviews

  • Marian
    Aug 30, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

  • Amelinda Bérubé
    Mar 24, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

  • Elliott
    Aug 08, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

  • Rena
    Aug 27, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

  • Christina
    Mar 15, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

  • Joanna Meyer
    Mar 12, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

  • Alyssa Nelson
    Aug 17, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

  • Rachel Solomon
    Apr 22, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

  • Kathie
    Jun 08, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

  • Matthew
    Dec 31, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

    This is a powerful fable about girls who are forced to use their voices to produce gold for their rulers' wealth, as well as a girl whose voice can create more than gold: She breathes souls into stone. Never direct but beautifully subtle, this story weaves a dramatic plot of escape and...

    Set in a world where masters play music and girls spin it into gold, this is a brilliantly original story: lyrical and mystical and so beautifully written, with a strong protagonist and an empowering message. Hayley Chewins is a phenomenal writer, and this is definitely one to watch. ...

    Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... 2.5/5 Stars *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. Oh dear, I nearly didn?t finish this, but I really try not to do that, even with books I?ve brought myself. But I ...

    Let's just stop a moment for some cover appreciation, because that cover is just beautiful. And totally fitting for this book - a book filled with girls weaving music into gold. This is a book I would title as a book with moral intention; a deliberate need to teach readers to strive to...

    ?I?m a turnaway girl and so I know: music belongs to the Masters.? Delphernia lives in the Cloister where Mother Nine tries to get her to make shimmer, turn music into gold, like the other Turnaway girls. One day Delphernia is given the opportunity to leave the Cloister for th...

  • Erin
    Sep 16, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

  • Whispering Stories
    Jan 08, 2019

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Sep 10, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

  • K.A.
    Mar 23, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

  • Tahlia
    Oct 05, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

    This is a powerful fable about girls who are forced to use their voices to produce gold for their rulers' wealth, as well as a girl whose voice can create more than gold: She breathes souls into stone. Never direct but beautifully subtle, this story weaves a dramatic plot of escape and...

    Set in a world where masters play music and girls spin it into gold, this is a brilliantly original story: lyrical and mystical and so beautifully written, with a strong protagonist and an empowering message. Hayley Chewins is a phenomenal writer, and this is definitely one to watch. ...

    Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... 2.5/5 Stars *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. Oh dear, I nearly didn?t finish this, but I really try not to do that, even with books I?ve brought myself. But I ...

  • Ashley
    Apr 06, 2019

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

  • Melanie Sumrow
    Mar 09, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Sep 27, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Nov 04, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

  • Bex
    Mar 11, 2019

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

    This is a powerful fable about girls who are forced to use their voices to produce gold for their rulers' wealth, as well as a girl whose voice can create more than gold: She breathes souls into stone. Never direct but beautifully subtle, this story weaves a dramatic plot of escape and...

    Set in a world where masters play music and girls spin it into gold, this is a brilliantly original story: lyrical and mystical and so beautifully written, with a strong protagonist and an empowering message. Hayley Chewins is a phenomenal writer, and this is definitely one to watch. ...

    Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... 2.5/5 Stars *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. Oh dear, I nearly didn?t finish this, but I really try not to do that, even with books I?ve brought myself. But I ...

    Let's just stop a moment for some cover appreciation, because that cover is just beautiful. And totally fitting for this book - a book filled with girls weaving music into gold. This is a book I would title as a book with moral intention; a deliberate need to teach readers to strive to...

  • Bridgett Brown
    Nov 04, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

    This is a powerful fable about girls who are forced to use their voices to produce gold for their rulers' wealth, as well as a girl whose voice can create more than gold: She breathes souls into stone. Never direct but beautifully subtle, this story weaves a dramatic plot of escape and...

    Set in a world where masters play music and girls spin it into gold, this is a brilliantly original story: lyrical and mystical and so beautifully written, with a strong protagonist and an empowering message. Hayley Chewins is a phenomenal writer, and this is definitely one to watch. ...

    Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... 2.5/5 Stars *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. Oh dear, I nearly didn?t finish this, but I really try not to do that, even with books I?ve brought myself. But I ...

    Let's just stop a moment for some cover appreciation, because that cover is just beautiful. And totally fitting for this book - a book filled with girls weaving music into gold. This is a book I would title as a book with moral intention; a deliberate need to teach readers to strive to...

    ?I?m a turnaway girl and so I know: music belongs to the Masters.? Delphernia lives in the Cloister where Mother Nine tries to get her to make shimmer, turn music into gold, like the other Turnaway girls. One day Delphernia is given the opportunity to leave the Cloister for th...

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. In this book world Girls who turn away from their reflections as infants are trained as ?turnaway girls,? growing up separate from the outside world to learn how to turn music into gold. Boys with a talent for music become music-makers and ...

  • Karlita | Tale Out Loud
    Aug 30, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

  • Alex (PaperbackPiano)
    Jan 03, 2019

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

  • Faith Rivens
    Nov 13, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

  • R.M. Romero
    Mar 31, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

  • Diane Magras
    Aug 06, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

    This is a powerful fable about girls who are forced to use their voices to produce gold for their rulers' wealth, as well as a girl whose voice can create more than gold: She breathes souls into stone. Never direct but beautifully subtle, this story weaves a dramatic plot of escape and...

  • Katie Clark
    Aug 03, 2017

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

  • Kester Grant
    Feb 24, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

  • Sophie Cameron
    Apr 07, 2018

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...

    What a stunning book. The language is poetic, thoughtful, sparse, but so carefully crafted and emotive. Reading the entire book felt like being in the best kind of dream - where anything could happen, and you never want it to end. I would read anything by this author. What a command of...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* What an absolutely magical, heartfelt, wonderful story. I can?t begin to describe how wonderful this book is. Even as an adult, this story is so much and if I?d read it f...

    I'm so excited to read this book! But for now, I'm hype to share the interview I did with Hayley Chewins where she talks about how everyone who has been bullied can relate to Delphernia Undersea?s character. Read more here: https://taleoutloud.wordpress.com/201... ...

    I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book and can't express how special it is. Hayley Chewins writes with an elegance and complete surrender to fantasy that I go looking for in books by Laini Taylor and Kiran Milwood Hargrave. There is something extremely beautiful about w...

    Some books, like a fine wine, need to be savoured. This fantasy middle grade debut coming out in October is one of those books. Reading THE TURNAWAY GIRLS transports you to a place you?ve never been, full of rich language and images that feel so unlike your own world. It?s deep, da...

    This delightfully feminist middle grade book was a great start to 2019. The prose is really quite lovely and the author uses metaphors masterfully to create vivid descriptions. The repetition of various motifs lend this book a quiet strength that I found really quite moving at times. ...

    This is one of the most lyrical middle grade novels I?ve ever read?each word has been chosen with purpose and the result is astonishing! I love how Delphernia stands up against the expectations of her in a very rigid society that has already decided her place. She is strong, but no...

    This book's lilting, musical, magical prose will pull you right into Delphernia's world until you can practically taste the sea air and feel the stone walls closing in. A beautiful reminder to any reader that they can use their voice to change the world. ...

    Stunning. ...

    Musical, breathtaking prose...an empowering, feminist message...I loved every word! ...

    As a child, I devoured fairy tales. The worlds were magical, but they also showed me the reality that there was both good and bad, lightness and darkness in the world. Fairy tales did not sugar coat the violence nor the importance of our choices. The older I got, the more I continued t...

    What a beautiful book that explores empowerment, acceptance and the music and voice of the individual?s life. I especially love how the narrative sings; the writing is poetic and musical, and if you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe?s sense of musicality, you will be mesmerised by the s...

    This MG novel flows with a rich music rooted deeply in its main character, Delphernia Undersea. She is one of the Turnaway Girls expected to make gold from music but she has never been able to. Instead she must hide her voice and her ability to make life with it or risk being thrown in...

    I'm a sucker for a book that twists language into something lyrical and magical. The Turnaway Girls does just that as it sets up a world where making shimmer/gold from music is not only possible, but something destined from birth. Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl who can't do...

    4.5 stars! My Video Review ...

    I wasn't sure what to think of this book, but once I got halfway through, I really started liking it a lot. Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She is being raised with the other turnaway girls by Mother Nine. Mother Nine is extremely abusive (trigger warning). The turnaway gir...

    This is a powerful fable about girls who are forced to use their voices to produce gold for their rulers' wealth, as well as a girl whose voice can create more than gold: She breathes souls into stone. Never direct but beautifully subtle, this story weaves a dramatic plot of escape and...

    Set in a world where masters play music and girls spin it into gold, this is a brilliantly original story: lyrical and mystical and so beautifully written, with a strong protagonist and an empowering message. Hayley Chewins is a phenomenal writer, and this is definitely one to watch. ...

  • Bookread2day
    Jan 21, 2019

    A debut that sings! Chewins introduces both an inventive idea (girls who weave gold from music) and a lyricism rarely found in middle-grade literature (best described as literary fantasy). The advanced diction and complexity of the story make it suitable for upper middle-grade readers ...

    A gorgeous cover The Turnaway Girls is a beautiful middle grade book that leads with the message of being your true self. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Twelve-year-old Delphernia is a turnaway girl. She lives on Blightsend, a strange little island that seems to be ruled by the sea and lives inside in the cloisters. The job of the turnaway girls is to make gold by turning music in...

    A shining, feminist book as lyrical as the songs the heroine hides away inside of her. ...

    It is a rare thing indeed to find an author with as much command of language as Hayley Chewins. I was so floored reading this that I gasped out loud and hugged the book--I RARELY EVER HUG THE BOOK. But the imagination, the language, the poetry of the words and story, it all came togeth...

    This lovely book is filled with music, music, music. It brims with it. It sings. I could get lost in the rhythm of the prose and live there forever. Simply gorgeous. ? ...

    I devoured Turnaway Girls in one sitting, Chewins paints a lyrical magical world in the style of Laini Taylor, this is a completely original fairy tale by a stunning new talent. ...

    The first thing that I noticed while reading The Turnaway Girls is how poetic every sentence flows into the next , which made a delightful unusual fictional read. I would never have thought that this was Hayley Chewins first novel. After I read the whole book I then read about Hayley C...