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The Hum and the Shiver By Alex Bledsoe The Hum and the Shiver Named one of the Best Fiction Books of by Kirkus Reviews The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills No one knows where the Tufa came fro
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  • The Hum and the Shiver By Alex Bledsoe Named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud CounNamed one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County While their origins may be a mystery, there are hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.Bronwyn Hyatt, a pure blood Tufa, has always insisting on doing things her own way, regardless of the consequences Even though Tufa rarely leave Cloud County, she enlisted in the Army to escape the pressures of Tufa life her family, her obligations as a First Daughter, and her dangerous ex boyfriend But after barely surviving a devastating ambush that killed most of her fellow soldiers, Private Hyatt returns to Cloud County wounded in body and in spirit But danger lurks in the mountains and hollows of her childhood home Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless haint lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn s darkest secrets Worst of all, Bronwyn has lost touch with the music that was once a vital part of her identity.Now Bronwyn finds the greatest battle to be right here at home, where her obligations struggle with her need for freedom, and if she makes the wrong choice, the consequences could be deadly for all the Tufa A sheer delight Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewAt the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
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    1. Alex Bledsoe

      I grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland home of Elvis and twenty minutes from Nutbush home of Tina Turner I ve been a reporter, editor, photographer and door to door vacuum cleaner salesman I now live in a big yellow house in Wisconsin, write before six in the morning and try to teach my three kids to act like they ve been to town before I write the Tufa novels The Hum and the Shiver, Wisp of a Thing, Long Black Curl and Chapel of Ease , as well as the Eddie LaCrosse series The Sword Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, Dark Jenny, Wake of the Bloody Angel and He Drank, and Saw the Spider the Firefly Witch ebook chapbooks, and two vampsloitation novels set in 1975 Memphis Blood Groove and The Girls with Games of Blood.

    698 thoughts on “The Hum and the Shiver”

    1. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsThe Tufa have been living in their valley in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee for as long as anyone can remember Longer In fact, records state that they were already there when the first European colonists began pushing their way west how cool is that Yes, the Tufa are born in their valley, grow up to have children of their own in their valley, live and die in their valley play their songs in their valley and that is the way it has always been.With few exceptions.Bronwy [...]


    2. Probably between a 4 and a 5 stars for me But I m going to round it up because the book felt very fresh and original to me No cliches Very subtle storytelling Technically, this should be classed as urban fantasy Except it s not urban It s rural It s set in small town Tennessee And it s not all full of vampires and werewolves and the stereotypical props of urban fantasy Imagine a book somewhere between American Gods and Faulkner Not the bullshit The Sound and the Fury Faulkner, I m talking about [...]


    3. This was the June pick for the Sword and Laser book club, a tribute of sorts to our group member Joanna, who passed away when she had this book on her currently reading list I decided to give it a try, not expecting to really like it, but I was wrong I read the entire thing in one day, since I had to stay up late with the dogs on a night full of fireworks This is rural fantasy, set in a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Tennessee Most of the people living there are Tufa, a peopl [...]


    4. I haven t stayed up past midnight to finish a book in a long time, but this one got me hooked I ll save my full review for the podcast sorry but I hope to read the next books in the series as well.


    5. As the book opens we are introduced to the main protagonist, Bronwyn Hyatt, a daughter of the Tufa a mysterious people who live in Appalachian country in Tennessee After getting a general introduction, we are introduced, a little bit, to the culture and the ways of the Tufa and this I found interesting I was curious as to who they were and where they were from, and I found their heritage and their customs to be interesting and definitely wanted to know about them.Then the book seems to take a d [...]


    6. SO GOOD.I love everything about this book the cover, the title, the characters, the culture, the music, the Appalachian setting, the whole story and it s not something I ever thought I love because the story centers on a small town a tiny small town And the beginning was slow, but a couple of chapters in and I was hooked by the Tufa and the mysteries of the mountains.This book is an amazing blend of basically everything It s a full sensory experience Easily the best fantasy I ve read this year, [...]


    7. When I got a copy of The Fairies of Sadieville, the latest book in the Tufa series did I not started directly with it as I usually do, despite that I usually have no problem about reading books, not from the beginning I have wanted to read this series for a while now, and having all the previous available as audiobooks gave me the chance to listen to all the previous books in order before starting to read The Fairies of Sadieville And, after finishing this book is my advice to do the same Yes, t [...]


    8. I felt them both Both a convincing tale of rural life and a believable tale of the fantastic I could not put it down.


    9. Disappointing I won t be continuing with this series I much prefer his sword fantasy series This went off the rails because Bronwyn Hyatt makes no sense to me She is a very strange character, starting with her killer instincts, her pride and love for family and they return the affection, yet she takes pleasure in the masochism of giving blow jobs to every man, literally, in town She is First Daughter, pure blood, raised with respect, but she s a damaged teenaged soul giving blow jobs to whoever [...]


    10. More reviews The BiblioSanctumBefore I get on to the review Let s start out with a very important fact about me My first tattoo was dedicated to my love of music It s my lifeblood, so I went into these book very expectant Now, let s kick things off with my thoughts on The Hum and the Shiver.wenty year old Bronwyn Hyatt returns to Cloud County, Tennessee after a horrifying experience in Iraq brings her back to the States a war hero She returns to her home a place she both dreads and loves, a plac [...]


    11. Executive Summary This one wasn t on my radar at all, but I m glad I ended up reading it, and plan to continue the series at some point.Full ReviewThis is another of those books that makes me glad to have found Sword Laser They aren t always favorites, but it definitely gets me reading books I likely wouldn t otherwise I found the early pacing of this book a bit on the slow side However, once things finally did get going, it pretty hard to put down and devoured the last hundred pages or so It bu [...]


    12. I was lucky enough to score an advance copy of this novel, and once I picked it up, I couldn t put it down until it was finished and even now, I can t stop thinking about it.The blend of magic and the mundane is something I try to achieve in my own work, since I think the real the mundane details feel, the the magic can shine This book feels so authentic I never question that I am right there in the story Bronwyn Hyatt is a war hero returning from Iraq to her home in East Tennessee to recupera [...]


    13. This is a story about faeries that isn t really about faeries, instead it s a story of a girl whose lifelong rebellious nature leads her away from her hometown in the mountains to the deserts and war in Iraq.Bronwyn Hiatt returns home a war hero at least, the military says so but she doesn t remember much about her ordeal Now she s back in Needsville, TN, she has to deal with omens and portents to a death in her family Nobody knows whose death, but so far the signs point to her mother.The small [...]


    14. Despite the title, which is awesome, if I had come across this book on my own, I can say with complete certainty that I wouldn t have given it a second glance The book description doesn t tell very much about what the book is about, and honestly it sounds boring But this book was selected for a group read and was pretty highly recommended, so I decided to give it a try anyway This is one of those books whose peg doesn t really fit into a genre hole You can make it fit into a couple maybe, but th [...]


    15. I liked this book much than Bledsoe s Eddie LaCrosse series It was written better, and its story was deeper and mature The protagonist, a twenty year old soldier of the US army Bronwyn, was injured in Iraq She has returned home to recuperate, but her homecoming is not at all restful In pain from her healing wounds, obviously suffering from PTSD and numb from painkillers, with her mind hazy and her spirits low, Bronwyn is tired and disoriented She wants to find her unique song , but neither the [...]


    16. Kind of an urban fantasy set in Appalachia There was huge potential in the concept here, but it was partially wasted by some weak writing I loved the idea of the Tufa, the clanish, human ish fairies who ve lived in an isolated valley since before the colonization of America Their culture is revealed slowly in the book, which is a good thing, but it s sometimes done in an awkward and poorly thought out way Character development is sometimes very well done, and very sketchily done at other times e [...]


    17. Skin your song iron with Alex Bledsoe s The Hum and The ShiverWhen Bronwyn Hyatt returns to Cloud County, Tennessee on medical leave, she trades the war zones of Iraq for a personal kind of battle In her home town of Needsville, they called her The Bronwynator long before her heroic action in a foreign land But age and experience have changed her Bronwyn is no longer a rebellious teen She s a determined young woman, hell bent on choosing her own path in life, regardless of what her parents, fri [...]


    18. 4.5 5 starsThe Hum and the Shiver was an amazingly satisfying read It was a subtle, eloquent and incredible treat which really showcased Bledsoe s diversity as a writer The characterization shines, the world is vibrant and well realized Bledsoe deepens his characterization and expands his world with each page which makes Bledsoe s Tennessee Mountains and the characters who live in them as real as the world around us This isn t a book that will satisfy everyone Individuals who aren t into slow de [...]


    19. rantingdragon the hum Contemporary fantasy often becomes urban fantasy, to the exclusion of all other forms A few stories fall outside the urban subgenre barriers, such as American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and fall well The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is set in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and would best be described as rural fantasy Owing to the less hectic feel of the backwater area, it comes off as much intimate than most contemporary fantasy.Well written and balanced charactersB [...]


    20. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The whole reason I picked up this 2011 novel is because a sequel to it is just now being released, and I was so fascinated by the concept behind them that I thought the two books might make for a good double review that concept being, What if some of the ancient clans from Scotland and Ireland who eventually emigrat [...]


    21. Nope, didn t work for me And I like Bledsoe s other work a lot As an older male, I may not have the right viewpoint, but I am also an experienced reader of fantasy and this sort of semi fantasy First, I see that many outlets are calling this a teen YA story For me, that s exactly the problem with it It feels like one What s wrong with that Well, for starters, there are other teen YA stories out there that just tell a story naturally, and you only realize later that it s aimed younger This feels [...]


    22. I finished this yesterday, but had to let it settle a little before I decided on a rating I was going back and forth between a three and a four Ultimately I decided on three stars I liked it, at some points I really liked it But overall I didn t really think it was anything spectacular, so I went with three.For about the first half of the book I had no idea where the plot was going It s not like I was bored It just seemed to be meandering around, going no where And to be honest That s how the en [...]


    23. This is an interesting tale set in Tennesse s Smoky Mountains I lived close to this area for a short period in my life I can believe a magical race resides in those mountains This is good It s definitely a worthy read Full review to come.


    24. A bit too wantonness for me There were some nice twists and turn, but someone will have to convince me that the story get better in the next book I enjoyed the two narrators, Emily Janice Card and Stefan Rudnicki who performed the book in a female male POV manner Took a while to get use to Stefan but eventually I did.


    25. Ok, I m not very far into this book, but already so good A blend of magic and reality, I don t want to stop reading.A criteria of a great book for me is the authors ability to put me there Be it a school for witchcraft and wizardry, a house on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, or the Smokey mountains Bledsoe perfectly places me in this book about the Tufa people, a mythical First Nations people living in modern day.The main character, Bronwyn, is newly returned from Afghanistan She s home [...]


    26. For me this book totally failed to deliver It starts out slow, then little bits of weirdness start to creep in making you wonder what s really going on The formula will be familiar to anyone who has ever read a Stephen King book but Bledsoe just doesn t have that edge to make you want to read on to find out what s happening After over 200 ages of build up, the big reveal was one of the worst written scenes I have ever come across It feels as if the author was intending to write a much longer boo [...]


    27. As an avid reader and compulsive book buyer, I have yet to write a review on any book aside from what I mention on my Facebook page, until now This book can be summed up in four words Magic, mystery, mountains and music They are all intertwined and play important roles in the development of both the story and the characters This book has broad appeal, from fantasy readers, to those interested in people not quite like ourselves, and for anyone who likes to learn the secrets of others even though [...]


    28. You know how sometimes you go to a party with a group of good friends and some people you don t know get invited, but somehow, on that one night, everyone gets along great, laughs, sing songs, and you wish you could get together every week like that but you know it was just that special energy of that one, night Well that s what reading The Hum and the Shiver is like, only its the Tufa who are the new friends and Needsville in the Tennessee mountains that s the party.Prvt Bronwyn Hyatt is parade [...]


    29. I was completely drawn into the story and I learned about Appalachian Tufa people A mystical, musical people who are said to have been here before the first white settlers arrived Bronwyn Hyatt the protagonist in the story is a returning war hero from Iraq Her rescue after being captured brought to mind another heroic teenage soldier, Jessica Lynch, and I wondered if this could be where Alex got his inspiration for the character Bronwyn is truly a badass and was known for her rebellious ways bef [...]


    30. This book is urban fantasy, but it s a much subtler urban fantasy than the ones you ll usually read about the witch private detective who also happens to be half vampire, who s attracted to a werewolf cop but can t admit it The supernatural in this book is left almost untouched for most of the novel It s mostly about family connections and a young woman trying to find her place after being through a horrible and traumatizing experience Bronwyn used to be known as the Bronwynator to her town She [...]


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